Skip to comments.U.S. GDP Contracts for First Time Since 2009
Posted on 01/30/2013 8:04:57 AM PST by Mr. K
The U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, suffering its first decline since the 2007-09 recession as businesses scaled back on restocking and government spending plunged.
Gross domestic product fell at a 0.1 percent annual rate after growing at a 3.1 percent clip in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.
That was the worst performance since the second quarter of 2009, when the recession ended, and showed the economy entering the new year with no momentum.
The contraction, coming against a backdrop of tightening fiscal policy, could spur fears of a new recession and create an urgency for policymakers to deal with outstanding budget issues
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Now it is actually shrinking. So tax revenue to the government will go down, but spending will still be going up, so deficit will grow even more than $1.6 TRILLION PER YEAR!
Our grandchildren are going to hate us
Surprise, surprise, surprise!
unexpected....except by all of us out here in the real world
Zimbabwe has $217 we can still borrow.
It has been suggested that the only thing holding up the GDP number has been the runaway deficit spending by the federal government. That’s why deficit spending is so important to Obama and the Democrats/Media.
Gee, here's an idea, how about Senate Democrats create a budget in the first place!
Employment is down 3.3% since BHO took office, i.e. roughly 6 million less people have jobs now than at any time under George W. Bush. GDP growth has been anemic. New housing sales are still down. Family income is down.
The worst part of the Bush recession was better than the BHO recovery. But the press will continue to sing their ‘Messiah’s’ praise. To do otherwise would reveal the utter bankruptcy of their godless beliefs.