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Quentin Compson
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Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


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U.S. economic growth accelerated in the April-June quarter to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.7 percent, as businesses spent more and the federal government cut less.

The Commerce Department says growth improved from a sluggish 1.1 percent rate in the January-March quarter, which was revised from an initial 1.8 percent rate. The pickup in growth was surprising as most economists predicted a far weaker second quarter.

Consumers increased their spending more slowly in the second quarter. And a surge in imports reduced growth by the most in three years. But the federal government cut spending only 1.5 percent. And state and local governments increased spending for the first time in a year.

Economists are hopeful that growth could improve to around 2.5 percent in the third and fourth quarters.


Remember when growth below 2% would be disastrous to any sitting president? This man is truly the teflon president.

And I like how AP does not think it is a big deal that growth was revised downward from 1.8 to 1.1%.

more pathetic growth







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TJG210
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Suprised? This moron has had at least 3 major scandals and the media had given little attention to that.
The economy has never gotten right and those arse holes have just swept it under the rug.






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Stingray
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imo, the economy is broken

just limping around on loans

just trying to post pone the crash






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Jake88
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


Hooray! We're France!


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This moron has had at least 3 major scandals


But, but, Bush fired some attorneys and someone in his admin outed a CIA agent who outed herself at every D.C. cocktail party and made the cover of Vanity Fair in sunglasses to hide her identity.



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constant cough
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


Recovery Summer 5.1!


Forward Hooooooo!








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udtiger
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I wonder how much of that 1.7% (which will likely be revised downward anyway) is the result of the almost $600 billion of value added to the GDP because Commerce has "modified" how the number is calculated?





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CptBengal
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


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I wonder how much of that 1.7% (which will likely be revised downward anyway)



this is the new plan.

If the new number is lower than the old number...revise old number down, Obama is Awesome!






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mtntiger
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


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U.S. economic growth accelerated in the April-June quarter


Accelerated? Kind of like how an old guy using a walker 'accelerates' down the aisle of the cafetera in the old folks home to get to that second bowl of vanilla pudding.

Woo hoo!!!!!! We're moving now!!!!






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Wild Thang
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


Another Summer of recovery!!!



























Revised to no recovery in Winter.






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Interception
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Like Weiner this economy is shriveling





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crawdaddy52
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


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This moron has had at least 3 major scandals


I believe the correct Tea Party spelling is "moran". And those "major" scandals were because you or FOX news said so. You still don't give a fu...k about the 61 people who were killed in embassies in the previous administration. I know "blame it on Bush" but you're the one who brought up the outing. Were you at the cocktail parties? All we know for sure is she was outed by someone in the administration. Can't imagine what you would do with a real scandal like that.






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ItNeverRains
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


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I believe the correct Tea Party spelling is "moran". And those "major" scandals were because you or FOX news said so. You still don't give a fu...k about the 61 people who were killed in embassies in the previous administration. I know "blame it on Bush" but you're the one who brought up the outing. Were you at the cocktail parties? All we know for sure is she was outed by someone in the administration. Can't imagine what you would do with a real scandal like that.




Pseudo intellectuals are spinning like crazy.






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Godfather1
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


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I believe the correct Tea Party spelling is "moran". And those "major" scandals were because you or FOX news said so. You still don't give a fu...k about the 61 people who were killed in embassies in the previous administration. I know "blame it on Bush" but you're the one who brought up the outing. Were you at the cocktail parties? All we know for sure is she was outed by someone in the administration. Can't imagine what you would do with a real scandal like that.


When all else fails, deflect.

You've got the party line strategy down pat, I'll give you that.






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tigerfoot
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


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The pickup in growth was surprising as most economists predicted a far weaker second quarter.


Good.

At least now the minimum wage job holders will have their selection of better jobs in the thriving economy, and we can leave the minimum wage alone so it can be used for entry level and seasonal work.






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ThaBigFella
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


ummm we just changed the way we report GDP.....typical of this administration, we make things into what we want them to be.

The rich are richer, but if you think the economy is better and the average american is richer than ever you are silly, the only people doing well today are people with real estate and stocks bc those have soared......o that also happens to be stuff rich people own.

Im rich so im with the asset inflation.






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dante
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


Remember the good ole days when Pelosi told Bush that adding 200,000 thousand jobs a month would not cut it. This CURRENT administration has added 0 net jobs in 5 years. Go Team!





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NHTIGER
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re: Economy grows at 1.7% in April-June quarter, AP sugar coats it


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ummm we just changed the way we report GDP.....typical of this administration, we make things into what we want them to be.



The change in NIPA's was planned well in advance - 14th time since 1929, done about every 5 or 6 years. It actually caused the 1st quarter's GDP, which had been finalized at 1.8%, to go down to 1.1%. It can have an effect in either direction.






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