Jan 23, 2013
>This is what happens when you have an economy that has been in recession since 2009.<
Actually, the recession began in late 2007.
I was working 10:30-7:00 around those days so I could listen to NPR Morning Edition before heading to work and NPR All Things Considered before heading home. Most of 2008 was spent anticipating "which company will go bankrupt today?"
Remember, TARP was a Bush-43 program.
Things started turning around in the middle of 2009 although it was September before I went into an involuntary retirement.