The Way We Live Now: Scoffing. Bernanke says the recession is over! Break out your party hats! Wait, we cannot afford party hats because we are so broke. What do you mean, Bernanke?? Oh, you mean "over" for rich people.

Bernanke has a beard and is, therefore, the untrustworthy sort. So we would not put too much stock (heh) in this:

"From a technical perspective, the recession is very likely over at this point," he said, adding that "it's still going to feel like a very weak economy for some time, as many people will still find that their job security and their employment status is not what they wish it was."

From a technical perspective, our schools are too broke to buy pencils. From a technical perspective, the airline industry's losing $11 billion.From a technical perspective, Americans have been forced to take to the Wal-Mart electronics section to watch their pornography.

Perhaps, sir, this is what you were referring to: Various statistics contained in a news article prove that rich people are still buying all types of expensive shit, whenever they want. Is this what America "needs," sir? Or, by contrast, does America need real Americans with real jobs for the middle class, and families? You know what I'm getting at, sir. This election day, vote for the change America needs. For the economy. For jobs. For families and other buzzwords. Vote for a politician.

Don't forget.
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