Yesterday, I posted a graphic comparing job losses in the current recession to the recessions of 1990 and 2001; needless to say, our current recession is , by far, the worst of the three.
Well, here’s an updated version of that graphic comparing our current recession (in brown) to every recession since the end of the Second World War:
This is why we’re spending $800 billion to create jobs–because this isn’t your run-of-the-mill recession. Somewhere along the way, the Roadblock Republicans and reckless centrists seem to have forgotten why we’re doing this in the first place.
As the old saying goes: it’s the economy, stupid.