05/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Officials Sound Optimistic On Economy... Until You Reach The Fine Print

So you think we're on the verge of a recovery? Let's see whether President Obama seems to agree:

On April 14, he acknowledged that a recovery is possible, someday. "For the very first time," he said, "we're beginning to see glimmers of hope." So when do glimmers of hope become big, broad shafts of economic sunlight? "Way off in the distance," Obama added, "we can see a vision of America's future that is far different than our troubled economic past."

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