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2Q GDP revised downward to 1.3%: Re-elect the President!
American Thinker ^ | 09/27/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 09/27/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It's great to have a president whose policies are working so splendidly. Oh, wait...

The U.S. economy grew at an even more sluggish pace in the April-June quarter than previously believed as farm production in the Midwest was reduced by a severe drought.

The overall economy grew at an annual rate of 1.3 percent in the spring, down from its previous estimate of 1.7 percent growth, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The big revision reflected that the government slashed its estimate of crop production by $12 billion.

About half of the downward revision to growth came from the decline in farm inventories. But other areas were weaker as well including slower consumer spending and less growth in exports.

The 1.3 percent growth in the spring followed a sluggish 2 percent growth rate in the first quarter, rates too slow to lower unemployment. The unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August. Most expect it to stay around 8 percent for the rest of this year because they anticipate little pickup in growth.

Before Thursday's revision in the April-June figures, the consensus view was that the economy expanded in the July-September quarter at a lackluster pace of between 1.5 percent to 2 percent. They expected the final three months of the year will be about the same. For all of 2011, the economy grew 1.8 percent.

That's not all, citizens. Our president and his advisors have labored long and hard to bring forth the largest single drop in durable goods orders in one month since the recession.

New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in August fell by the most in 3 1/2 years, pointing to a sharp slowdown in factory activity even as a gauge of planned business spending rebounded.

The Commerce Department said on Thursday durable goods orders dived 13.2%,

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; gdp; obama

1 posted on 09/27/2012 8:19:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And upped the mandate for ethanol!

2 posted on 09/27/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: SeekAndFind

Bellweather companies such as FedEx and Intel have lowered their guidance for the fourth quarter citing lower business activity.

As we begin our decent, please turn-off all electronics, put your seat in an upright position, stow your tray table, make sure your seat belt is tightened and assume the crash position. This may get bumpy.

3 posted on 09/27/2012 8:42:34 AM PDT by twoputt
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama needs a downward revision to his career as of November 2012.

4 posted on 09/27/2012 8:48:14 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: stocksthatgoup

Another Obama, barley over 1%, sluggish GDP growth.

5 posted on 09/27/2012 9:59:47 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s get this right ... It isn’t 1.3%, but 1.25% rounded up.

The .4 decrease represents $16 billion btw, so going from .4 to .45 is a heck of a lot of money.

6 posted on 09/27/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Pay no attention to reality, just keep watching the FED rally the Stock Market to creat the appearance that all is well. Bernanke is buying up the Bonds and that money is flowing to Wall Street. Ben’s gift to America - Obama.

7 posted on 09/27/2012 10:55:41 AM PDT by theyreallthesame
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