UNspun facts? hahahaha
The recession is "over"? hahahaha
Sorry, but, looking at economic issues from a Republican vs. Democrat perspective is idiocy. Stop calling it the "Bush Recession," that's lunacy. Bush made the economic problems much worse, yes. But Clinton's administration made it so that the economic crisis could happen. All the movers and shakers in his administration, who dismantled Glass-Steagle, who expanded derivatives, etc., were then brought into the Obama administration to "manage" their mess, and in effect, serve the same interests they have always served: the big banks.
Unfortunately, that also means they are there to screw you.
However, the economic crisis did not emerge in a vacuum. It's origins are far-reaching, tracing back to the emergence and influence of the central banking system (1694 in the UK, 1913 in the US), to the nature of the American empire following WWII (with its imperial economic apparatus of the World Bank, IMF and WTO), the neoliberal era born in the Reagan administration, and carried on by every subsequent administration (Republican and Democrat alike), all the way to Obama, who is not a saviour, who has not done anything good for the economy, who has simply delayed the inevitable collapse, in order to allow the banks to plunder the wealth of the nation before the final collapse.
When the stock market crashed in 1929, the following years were referred to (at the time) as a recession. Two years following, in 1931, all the major media in the US, and politicians and economists alike, were saying that the US and the world were in a "recovery." 1933 was the worst year of the Great Depression, and it lasted until World War II.
Calling this a "Bush Recession" is disingenuous. Referring to this as a Republican/Democratic issue is naive and only externalizes your own ignorance of the global political economy. This crisis is endemic, and should reveal the ineptitude and irrelevance of party politics, not strengthen the party system and collective thinking. The Democrats are just as guilty as the Republicans on this issue, and ultimately, neither hold that much relevance. These are forces far beyond "party politics", and to continuously frame the issue as such is frankly, a bit tired and vapid.
I would recommend educating yourself on political economy and history before claiming "UNSPUN FACTS" about economics. Because, they are hardly facts, and most definitely spun.
The same economists who lied, saying there would be no recession, the economic fundamentals were 'fine', and there was nothing to worry about; the economists who were categorically wrong or misleading (either passively ignorant or actively lying and deceptive) about everything, are the same economists and institutions now claiming we are in "recovery." What is it about "authority" that makes people continually believe everything they are told, even if it is the opposite of logic and reality? Why do people think it is okay to believe the same economists who have been nothing but wrong in the past? Did they all of a sudden develop a brain or conscience? Did they all of a sudden realize the folly of their entire careers and ideologies? Did they suddenly realize that their giant fortunes amassed from helping the banks and corporations get much richer and more powerful were created on ill-gotten grounds? Do they feel bad about lying, and now are turned to tell the truth?
Yeah, and I'm the Queen of England. Grow up.