By Ben Cohen
To George Bush, words can be used to change reality. Saddam was a threat. Global warming is still debatable. The enemy wants to destroy America. Words created perception, and perception became the horrible reality of the Bush years.
However, when most Americans can no longer afford their shopping bills, words are simply not enough. As Paul Krugman details, the U.S is slipping into a recession, the likes of which have not been seen since 1929.