That's no surprise to Lawrence Lindsey, president and CEO of Lindsey Group, who says the country is definitely in a recovery, but we haven't reached "take-off speed" yet.
But that could change dramatically if the Bush tax cuts aren't extended, he said, noting that unemployment could climb to 12 percent under that scenario.
"When you look back at when the tax cuts were brought in, the second round, the '03 round, which was most of the high end, and the capital gains and the dividends actually created bigger bang for the buck and that's because it was targeted at equity markets and ... created a wealth effect."
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