The elections are over so all of the data manipulation is winding down.
how “unexpected” !
The government agencies were lying their a**** off to cover up Obama’s Depression until after the election. Why is this news?
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casting a small shadow ... over a fertile field where unicorns dance and play.
There was never a “bright spot” in the US economy over the past year, as, inevitably, every preliminary estimate of “improvement” proves to be either illusionary, or is revised down sharply due to “unexpected” changes in some other mysterious index.
But what the heck, it got Bronco Bama re-elected.
That and outright voter fraud.
A "sharply lower" revision would seem to cast LARGE shadow the Orcs in Mordor want to ignore.
WOW! Can’t tell you how surpised I am at this unexpected bad economic news!
What a surprise! All I heard on lamestream media business reports before the election was how the great uptick of new homes means the economy is healing.
Was their anything presented prior to the election that wasn’t a lie or embellishment?
Okay, where’s the picture of Captain Renault saying, “I’m shocked!”
I’m late to the discussion, but “unexpected” was my first thought. Who would have guessed that the last home sales estimates before the election would have to be revised downward by more than 5%?