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Recessionary Broken-Back Status Update, Vol. II

“We’ve broken the back of this recession.” — President Obama, in the State of the Union Address.

In other news: “Despite improvements in the economy, this country still has millions of people in distress and a lot more than during the early stages of the recession. More than 43 million people are getting food stamps, according to the federal government’s figures. Compare that to about 33 million in 2009.”

Maybe he meant that we had poked the back of this recession, or perhaps that we have scratched it…


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