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ECONOMY: We’re in a depression, not a recession

Letter by Francis R. Marion, Tacoma on March 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm | 32 Comments »
April 1, 2011 9:02 am

Last week I came out of a store, and a man about 50 years old came up to me. He said that he didn’t want money, but he was in pain from the lack of food. There was a fast food place nearby, so we went there and I bought him some food.

This is what is going on in our nation and world.

My wife and I lived through the depression and know firsthand what pain from hunger is. We put cardboard in our shoes to keep the rocks out and our feet dry. When it rained you sat in school with wet feet for the day. Yes, I remember the Depression well and my wife more so as her family was poorer than poor.

We are in a depression and not a recession as our government would like for us to believe. Unemployment is double the figure that we are told. We will have another Hitler rise among the hungry and give them hope. The leaders of the world haven’t learned that history repeats itself.

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