Come on. I have seen article after article which states there is a coming recession. However, I have also seen many articles on people getting layed off, houses foreclosed upon and businesses closing. In my area, I have seen foreclosure sales and a constant presence of real estate agent signs. I have seen large established car dealerships and other businesses closing their doors. In the news, we have seen seemingly large unstoppable business go BK. Overnight, certain insurance companies have shed most of their value. Stocks have taken a huge nosedive resembling a slow and painful 1929 crash. So I ask you... is this not a recession?