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Who in their right FREAKING mind is SURPRISED ?

The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, defying expectations for slow growth and possibly providing incentive for more Federal Reserve stimulus.

The economy shrank from October through December for the first time since the recession ended, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter. That's a sharp slowdown from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter.

The surprise contraction could raise fears about the economy's ability to handle tax increases that took effect in January and looming spending cuts.
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Not if but when
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fOcused like a laser......on the destruction.

The election is over, the don't have to lie anymore.....PRAVDA on steroids.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
Republicans fault, they say.
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The funny thing is that most people think the stock market IS the economy, and since the DOW is only 200 points away from its 2007 record high, "Happy days are here again."
Obama was blaming Hurricane Sandy and spending cuts. I guess blaming Bush is all played out!!
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One thing I heard, which wasn't really debated against properly was the position that, Yes, the GDP fell. It fell because we wanted it to and it fell for the reasons we wanted it to. Look at where the actual shrinking was. It wasn't in the private sector, it was in the Government sector. The private sector saw growth, as small as it was, however the Government saw reduction which outweighed the growth in the private sector. +1% Private sector growth, -2% Government growth results in what? -1%. Technically, if the Government shrinks, this is the result and it isn't indicative of a shrinking private sector or economy.
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