I was looking at the latest G.19 report from the Federal Reserve and noticed that the only major holder of consumer credit who increased their loans was the Federal Government. For people unfamiliar with this report, this is where the government reports its student loan holdings. It is probably too early to declare the consumer driven economy as dead and buried but you get the gist. It is hard to be optimistic about a growing economy in 2014 when the only folks borrowing money in February were students. Read it and weep!