Susan M. Collins spoke to the New York Times following the Federal Reserve economic summit in Jackson Hole, Wyo. about the prospects of long-term economic woes in the U.S. Although it will take months to unwind the severe economic issues, "I'm very much a glass-half-full person," Collins said. "What we've seen in the past few years has been a policy success. Things are not where we want them to be, but they could have been a lot worse."