This is an election year, people are getting spiffed and ready to elect themselves, hundreds of politicians. How would these people go out and stump in a recessionary climate? Republicans and White House would not let that happen, at least not in the election year, not a chance. White house even put forward a program to aid foreclosed mortgagees , would they let a recession and bear market scour their seats in Congress? Not a chance, none. Recessions have never been detected in America during election years, no matter what these economist can drum up and make you believe. All this talk is scare tactic by institutional powerhouses who manipulate stock markets up and down so you panic and sell and they load up and take you on a ride while you stand without your shirt on your back.