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

Elvann Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 4:03 PM
Yeah, right! Give me a glassine of whatever it is she's having. I want to be in that same dimension too!

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...