The Recession hit right when I was graduating college. Everyone was in a hiring feeze, entry level jobs wanted 5+ years experience, I was stuck living at home and working minimum wage. I couldn't even buy my own meals, since I'd only get called in a couple times a week, sometimes not at all. I'd lose money by having my pay deposited on debit cards where there we no bank ATMs around that you could withdrawal without getting hit with a surcharge. It wasn't until it ended that I found a job I could live off of, but my story isn't nearly as bad as it was for many Americans. Why would anyone want us to go back to times like that?