On this morning's This Week right wing talker George Will, The American Prospect's Robert Reich and Matthew Bai of The New York Times made up the round table. They were talking economic populism and George Will, in his infinite wisdom, proclaimed that the economy is strong and won't be an issue in the 2008 election. Quick to point out how out of touch reality Will is, Robert Reich educates him on the reality of how the economy is working for the average American and how we're heading for the rocks.
Will: "I think we're now in the 69th consecutive month of recovery, despite of the doom-sayers, one of which is sitting to my right. Uh - I think the economy will not be an issue because the economy is in terrific shape."
Reich: "A recession is coming - and you can count on my words. Unfortunately."