Recession in America's RV Capital: Elkhart, Indiana (USA)

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Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore in his office in Elkhart, Indiana on April 8, 2009. Elkhart has seen a surge in unemployment in the last year from 4.5% in 2008 to 20% this year and Obama has visited the town three times, including his first stop after arriving in Washington as the U.S. President to promote "bail out" and stimulus spending during the current global recession; Moore has a photograph of Obama and his family in his office (right of sailboat), and says Obama's wishes to help his community are genuine, based upon their discussions "me and him".