You would call this a recession (or worse) if Republicans were in charge. This is NOT a real recovery:
1. Growth in GDP is near zero for the most recent quarter, and it has been consistently less than 2% since Obama took office.
2. The stock market is likely a bubble ready to burst. Most of the billionaires (including Warren Buffet and George Soros) are dumping all of their US stocks.
3. Unemployment is still terrible.
4. If you include energy and food then inflation is on the rise.