SFBG Radio: The recession's not over

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Today Johnny and Tim talk about the fact that only 5 percent of the people who lost their jobs in the recession have found new jobs. The receession's over? My ass. Listen after the jump.

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I'm glad to hear that the recession is over. Whew. I can breathe a sigh of relief. Glad that I can wake up tomorrow, get my son off to school and hit the freeway to work. Oh. That's right. I still don't have a job. Lots of people don't. And all those people with foreclosed homes and credit scores that were not only flushed, but are bobbing up and down in the big old pool at the sewage treatment plant? The recessions over! Yay! The claim that the recession is over is an arbitrary calculation and simply a ploy by the two parties in quest for power. They want to claim that we're all going to be doing much better, depending on who we vote for. It's kind of like an economic hostage letter, but in happier language. We have been failed by two parties, and they are both owned and operated by the corporate ruling cabal, and any announcement of "victory" in the recession is both cynical and (quite frankly) utter B.S. I'll believe this rubbish when I see it. And I'll tell you right now, even using the Hubble telescope, it ain't looking too pretty.

Posted by Peter Voltmeter Holt on Sep. 21, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

I don't think it's fair to compare Americans living in the 1940's to Americans living in the 21st century. In the early 20th century America could produce everything it needed without any assistance from the rest of the world. In today's America practically everything that you use
on a day to day basis is imported from some other country from all around the world. In my world I do everything I can to buy products that are made by Americans that live right here in America. In my job I work with my hands, the gloves, shoes, socks, and hat that I wear are made by Americans. The tools that I buy are made in the USA. I go out of my way to buy stuff that is made right here in the USA. It costs more but it's worth it!
If you want to put Americans back to work, buy stuff that's made here.
One other thought. I grew up as a baby boomer and lived my late teen years in San Francisco during the summer of love. My fellow boomers will tell you, we didn't trust our government then and we don't trust our government now. Selfishness is not a accurate definition of the way we live our lives.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 21, 2010 @ 11:52 pm