We need a better word than 'recession'

I see that President Obama is talking about jobs...a little late. Showing that his knowledge of the issue may come from Billy Joel albums the president bought when he was back at Columbia, Obama is off to Allentown (why not also Bethlehem, where they're "filling out forms, standing in line..?") Nancy Pelosi is also focused on jobs, suddenly. Why this hasn't been the No. 1 priority since 1/20/09 is mindboggling.

Don't they listen to arguably the world's best economist, Dr. Doom, a.k.a., Nouriel Roubini?