The recession is over?

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I don't know… maybe I'm just slow or something, but the other day when I heard some people on an NPR newscast saying that the recession had been "over" since some time last year, I almost drove off the road!

These were not just some guys talking but highly respected economic experts who are supposed to know these things. They continued to babble about how things still needed to filter down or something before we would feel the relief. Are these guys kidding themselves? Or are they trying to kid us? Don't they think that some guy whose unemployment has run out and still can't find a job no matter how low a wage he is willing to take understands that we are still in trouble?

I am amazed at the talented guys who come around looking for work. I used to dream about hiring guys like this but they were all "taken" and making good livings with steady work. Now here they are and I can't hire them because the only way I can keep my shop open right now is to do most of the work myself. Not that I mind working but I am beginning to resent being told how much better things are by people who seem to be completely out of touch with reality.

D.D.

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