U.S. economy revved up, but it's probably temporary

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Phil

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What a wet dream... 1 in 5 people are on food stamps

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....lol.....
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2.5% growth is hardly 'revved up'.
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free thinker wrote:
2.5% growth is hardly 'revved up'.
I agree. I just posted the headline. I hope I'm wrong but I don't think it will last. On the bright side I though by now it would be worse.

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free thinker wrote:
2.5% growth is hardly 'revved up'.
Yeah, that is brutal.....better for you if it's worse, eh?
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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, that is brutal.....better for you if it's worse, eh?
What they absolutely hate is the fact that the economy is coming back after the disasters of the Bush Admin. The other issue is that they dont have jobs (notice how much time they spend on here) & their unemployment is not because there aren't jobs but because they're unemployable & they lack the skills & qualifications for more than window washing or the fast food industry.
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Kelp/pipedream/stevie, perhaps you and Blue could find the most recent reports on the following: 1. unemployment, 2. GDP, 3. consumer spending.

Now, I doubt that any of you will take the time or have the skills to look those numbers up, but it's a shot.

Perhaps Blue can investigate all the "foreign investors" who are driving up the housing market in Florida?
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Kelp wrote:
their unemployment is not because there aren't jobs but because they're unemployable & they lack the skills & qualifications for more than window washing or the fast food industry.
We know that's why you troll these boards constantly...projection is another sign of mental illness, you know. Have you made an appointment with your shrink to adjust your meds, yet?

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Kelp/pipedream/stevie, perhaps you and Blue could find the most recent reports on the following: 1. unemployment, 2. GDP, 3. consumer spending.
Now, I doubt that any of you will take the time or have the skills to look those numbers up, but it's a shot.
Perhaps Blue can investigate all the "foreign investors" who are driving up the housing market in Florida?
Consumer spending has been up...pretty much month to month. Auto sales and home construction have been up consistantly......And i live about 4 miles from the forementioned developement, and i see very few wealthy foreigners in this area....they would likely be along the beach......Sandy, if you don't want economic improvement, because of this administration, just admit it?......BTW, unemployment is down and GDP is in positive, 2.5% territory.......
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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Consumer spending has been up...pretty much month to month. Auto sales and home construction have been up consistantly......And i live about 4 miles from the forementioned developement, and i see very few wealthy foreigners in this area....they would likely be along the beach......Sandy, if you don't want economic improvement, because of this administration, just admit it?......BTW, unemployment is down and GDP is in positive, 2.5% territory.......
Central Banks buying gold and silver and the Fed is printing money without backing, what could possibly happen.....
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free thinker wrote:
2.5% growth is hardly 'revved up'.
2.5% is quite improved over the train wreck Bush left us with. Anyone here old enough to remember 2008?

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Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>Central Banks buying gold and silver and the Fed is printing money without backing, what could possibly happen.....
Yet the USD is not only maintaining it's strength overseas, but often rising in value...Currency Exchange figures are easy to find.....
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Kelp wrote:
<quoted text>2.5% is quite improved over the train wreck Bush left us with. Anyone here old enough to remember 2008?
That is funny! 2008 was not yesterday! Then again if you puff everyday it could seem that way to a druggy. Potheads do not understand that the true state of the economy can be covered up by printing money, playing with interest rates, and fudging numbers such as unemployment numbers. Smoke another one! Ferries wear boots dude!
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Kelp wrote:
2.5% is quite improved over the train wreck Bush left us with. Anyone here old enough to remember 2008?
Yup...I remember that it got worse when your messiah took office. I remember the price of gas was about 50% lower than it is today. I remember the cost of a lot of things was considerably lower than they are today. Just wait until next year when Obamacare takes full effect; 20 and 30% jumps in premiums. Even Democrats are predicting a train wreck and jumping ship before that happens. Bend over and grab your ankles, kelpie...you're gonna love it.
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Phil wrote:
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That is funny! 2008 was not yesterday! Then again if you puff everyday it could seem that way to a druggy. Potheads do not understand that the true state of the economy can be covered up by printing money, playing with interest rates, and fudging numbers such as unemployment numbers. Smoke another one! Ferries wear boots dude!
And you're not employed or own anything, nor will you ever, so what do you care?
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<quoted text>And you're not employed or own anything, nor will you ever, so what do you care?
Once again that is the best you can come up with. It is funny listening to a pothead like you trying to make a point. Quickly you fail. Then all you can do is personally attack the person because your pothead can't stay in reality long enough to have a thoughtful response. Lol!
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vox veritatis wrote:
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Yup...I remember that it got worse when your messiah took office. I remember the price of gas was about 50% lower than it is today. I remember the cost of a lot of things was considerably lower than they are today. Just wait until next year when Obamacare takes full effect; 20 and 30% jumps in premiums. Even Democrats are predicting a train wreck and jumping ship before that happens. Bend over and grab your ankles, kelpie...you're gonna love it.
You being another low intellect, low information dumbass wouldnt be able to understand or even consider a phenomenon called cause and effect.

Do you have any common sense at all or was it just that you were 11 years old & unaware just how bad the crises was when Obama was elected & took office. The crisis was unprecedented. Do you understand what that means a*hole?
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and for thousandth time Obama has virtually NO control over gas prices at the pump. Get your head out of your fat a$& before someone decides to slap the stupid out of you.
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Kelp wrote:
<quoted text>You being another low intellect, low information dumbass wouldnt be able to understand or even consider a phenomenon called cause and effect.

Do you have any common sense at all or was it just that you were 11 years old & unaware just how bad the crises was when Obama was elected & took office. The crisis was unprecedented. Do you understand what that means a*hole?
Obama did and talked a lot. He even said he would cut the national debt in half before the end of his first term. Would you like to show how it compared to when Reagan took office? Smoke anther one pothead.

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