Economy Going Down the Drain

I am more worried about the Economy going down the drain with the job cuts and higher debts around all aspects. What should a middle income person like me do in such situstion. The government keep on changing but no chance of any investments occured in this year for me to start a business. Now that the year is gone, I came across some analyst saying the US economic forecast look strange too.

What to expect in 2016 I am pretty skeptical about any recurrence.