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Michelle Obama: We're in the Middle of a Huge Recovery

bert50 Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 10:34 PM
Ah, yes, Recovery... Things are much better now without ever having been worse. Cancer has been cured. Nobody runs with scissors. The lion lies down with the lamb. And now all God's children got shoes--and cell phones! If I drink enough I might even not laugh...

Are we? During a radio interview last week with a local D.C. hip hop station, First Lady Michelle Obama claimed we are in a "huge recovery."
 

Reality check: Under Barack Obama, the unemployment rate was above 8.1 percent for 42 months. The current unemployment rate of 7.9 percent is a result of more people giving up the search for job, not a result of more people being employed. Not to mention, 7.9 percent was the unemployment rate when Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009 and...