Quoted directly (as written) from the actual email sent today to the frustrated CFO by her CEO:
You are so right about the economy. More than a half of the candidates I talked with today are looking for a job because they were laid off as the result of their companies' downsizing or being swallowed during hostile mergers. One of the candidates worked for the same company for 20 years, and she is now looking for an entry-level job just to get stable employment with benefits. Amazing! Most people don't even know what's going on with the economy, because they listen to lies.