Monday, December 01, 2008

The Bush Recession

Forget what Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity would have you believe about a so-called "Obama Recession." It's as real as Bigfoot.

We are in a recession, and have been for a year, but the president-elect obviously had nothing to do with it. This is the George W. Bush recession.

The U.S. economy entered a recession in December 2007, a committee of economists at the private National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday. The economy reached a peak in December and has been declining since, according to the business cycle dating committee of the NBER. The committee does not judge a recession as two consecutive quarterly declines in gross domestic product; rather, it looks at four key monthly economic indicators, including employment, industrial output and sales. Employment peaked in December.

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