Hmmmmmmmm: From December 2007, when the recession began, to May of this year, 6.0 million U.S. workers lost their jobs. The big three U.S. automakers are closing plants and letting white-collar workers go too. Chrysler, the worst off of the three laid off one-quarter of its workforce Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and giant banking conglomerate Citigroup have both laid off thousands of workers. Alcoa, the aluminum maker, has let workers go. Computer maker Dell and express shipper DHL have both canned many of their workers. Circuit City, the leading electronics retailer, went out of business, costing its 40,000 workers their jobs. Whoaaaaaaaa Lawyers in large national firms are getting the ax. Even on Sesame Street workers are losing their jobs." Not good... Which is to say the recession was well underway long before 2007. Recessions take sometime and planning in order for them to be realized. And still the RINO's pretend to be the economic giants of our time. Just like when Reagan/Bush screwed over the savings and loan institutions plus the lost retirement accounts of millions which put millions of golden agers back into the job market to supplement social security. Guess what...many many many golden agers lost their retirement plans after they had retired. Then found themselves scrambling for jobs to supplement their social security. So so many found themselves using Medicare suddenly. This all sounds so familiar to what GW/Cheney left behind.