Anger and frustration are two common reasons people cuss, so it kind of follows that because of our poor economy, people are cussing more nowadays. Depending on who you ask, this might not be a terrible trend. This msnbc article says cussing can be cathartic in times like these. Something along the lines of using your words, not your actions, to vent your anger.
Do you cuss? Have you noticed yourself swearing more often lately (like at the price of gas or your 401(k) statement)? And on a related note, do you call using bad words cussing, swearing or cursing?