I recall a time when it was politically incorrect to talk about a recession. The government, newspapers and people in general were admonished to not speak of a recession or use the "R" word.

The story was that just talking about a recession could actually bring it on. Today it is the popular thing to show validation of the coming recession. Much of this talk comes from conservative radio and television programs.

Could conservative Republicans want a recession and are trying to make it so? If a Democrat government is elected and the nation is thrown into a recession or — worse — a depression, the Republicans will jump for joy.

Bob Neale

Salt lake City