Herbert Delivers Needed Reality Check

New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has a well deserved reputation for cutting through the clutter and getting to the heart of an issue. In a column published this week, Herbert rejects the happy talk of recovery and vividly describes the ongoing impact of what he rightfully calls “The Great Recession.”

“Staggering numbers of Americans are still unemployed and nearly a quarter of all homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Forget the false hope of modestly improving monthly job numbers,” writes Herbert. “The real story right now is the entrenched suffering (with no end in sight) that has been inflicted on scores of millions of working Americans by the Great Recession and the misguided economic policies that preceded it.”

Click here to read “An Uneasy Feeling.”