Gauging by the chart below (courtesy of Google Finance), stocks have fully recovered from the stock market crash of 2008-09 (just after AIG had failed and when all the banks had needed bailed out).
But all the jobs that were lost in 2008, 2009, and 2010 were never recovered. And in 2011 we're STILL losing jobs. But under Obama, the stock market has done very well.
The economy for the banks and corporations has "recovered", but I fear that the unemployment rate and the "middle-class" will never recover.
So what is all this "certainty" that Speaker of the House John Boehner has been whining about? What about a little "certainty" for the unemployed and for all those other millions of Americans (the 99ers) whose benefits have ran out?
"Hey Boehner, where are the friggin'jobs?"
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