Compare the recovery from the last big recession with our current one: 

“A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.” – Ronald Reagan, 1980

It has been said that words are the mirror of the heart.  The more a word is used by a speaker, the more central that word is to the speaker’s true message.  For your consideration:
Obama on the Debt Ceiling
President Obama on the Debt Ceiling – 9/25/11

The full text of this speech is available here:

(This Word Cloud was randomly generated at

It’s the epic music that really makes this work:

Disclaimer:  This is NOT a video about Voldemort, a fictional villain in that popular series about wizards.


Out of the mouths of babes: