There is a word in our economic vocabulary that has become taboo as of late. Economists and government leaders fear it would decrease "consumer confidence."

What is the word? Recession.

Depending on whose statistics you prefer to believe, we are either heading into or are already in a recession. Much of the blame is to be laid at the door of Congress and our executive branch, whose careless fiscal and foreign policies have destroyed the dollar and inflated our currency to astronomical proportions.

It's time to start saying the "R" word a little more often, if for nothing else than to wake people up.

Connor Boyack

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