Politics Obamanomics: US Economy is Shrinking

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  1. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    U.S. economy shrank at 0.7 percent rate in first quarter

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    The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter(lol) and a widening trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated.

    The overall economy as measured by the gross domestic product contracted at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the January-March period, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

    The revised figure, even weaker than the government’s initial estimate of a 0.2 percent growth rate, reflects a bigger trade gap and slower consumer spending. It marked the first decline since a 2.1 percent contraction in the first three months of 2014, a slump that was also blamed on winter weather(lol).



    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/...te-in-first-quarter-118404.html#ixzz3bXjO8MHG





    Now Obama wants to rig how economic growth is calculated so people can't find out how awful the economy is doing:
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-05-22-18-04-22




    Let's see how the American people are doing:
    47% of Americans Couldn’t Come Up With $400 For An Emergency
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...bility-haunts-u-s-families-years-after-crisis




    At least US manufactured exports are doing well:

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    JRoyle411 I want to live in a hamburger bun.

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    Divorce Chicken white punk on dope VIP

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    I guess the "shovel ready" jobs weren't so "shovel ready".
     
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    47% of Americans Couldn’t Come Up With $400 For An Emergency


    a real good chunk of these people are fucking idiots who deserve to be sidetracked by a $400 "emergency"


    you got cable, an iPhone, and had a starbucks today don't fucking blame someone else when you can't dish out 4 hundy to replace the tires on your 2007 civic
     
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    Yeah, but the budget is balanced, the illegal immigration problem has been solved, literacy is at an all time high, the nation is slimming down, food stamp use is becoming scarce, we finally have racial harmony, healthcare costs and deductibles are shrinking, the real unemployment rate is so low companies are begging for more workers, there is peace and stability throughout the world, and China and Russia respect and fear us.
     
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    JRoyle411 I want to live in a hamburger bun.

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    What really concerns me is the nose-dive race-relations have taken under Obama. In my mind, it's the most shameful part of his horrible, amateurish presidency.
     
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    it's because of climate change
     
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    The rich have gotten richer with all their unchecked paper pushing, investment banking and "restructuring" all of which shifts countless jobs to third world countries, the Hi Pitch Erik's of the world have gotten more and bigger handouts causing many of them to no longer have any desire to be productive. All this comes at the expense of the middle class, it can't go on forever because soon enough there will be no more middle class to fund this nonsense.
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    -If the labor force participation rate was the same as it was when Obama took office, unemployment would be over 10%. The decline in the unemployment rate is completely due to people dropping out of the workforce
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    -Median household income declined 4.6 percent during Obama’s first five years, and nearly 5.5 million more Americans were living in poverty last year than before he took office.
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    Fewer full time jobs than when Obama took office
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    Please provide bibliographic reference when you quote from a published source:

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    And Howard is building a 10,000,000.00 closet in the mansion he paid 52,000,000.00 for.
     
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    Your posts are indisputable. :hat:
     
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    almost all economic bills signed were agreed to by R. (and the R candidates)
    i dont think he vetod any great economic bill that woulda fixed everything.



    anyways, ppl can make their own economy good
     
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    And a software engineer stocking shelves is "employed". As is his Pakistani H1B visa replacement.
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    Here's one positive chart - look at how much these numbers have gone up during Obama's time in office:

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    It would seem to me that this is the best single statistic to monitor the health of the economy. 15% of the population on food stamps doesn't seem all that prosperous to me. Especially when it was 60% of that number previously.
     
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    On the bright side, Obama's dogs are eating well.

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    I am not saying the economy is great, because it isn't, but to judge on just the first quarter isn't right. If you ever look at a chart, the line is never a straight arrow up. It goes up and then down sometimes.