These days, when change doesn't go the way The Left / Mainstream Media hoped it would go, the prefix "unexpected" or "unexpectedly" is automatically attached to it as if the news is some great surprise. WTF, over? Did the Ruling Class really expect the government takeover of the mortgage industry and the transferring of a couple trillion dollars from the productive sector to the non-productive (read: government) would actually bring prosperity?
Only an idiot, a socialist, or government bureaucrat (sorry, he repeats himself -ed.) would actually expect that. Even us rubes in flyover country know better.