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Economy Shrinks Due to Military Cuts

LearningCommunity Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:40 PM
several economists have argued that reductions in government spending, here and abroad, are almost solely responsible for the suddenly tanking economy.
MudontheTires Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:59 PM
"several economists have argued that reductions in government spending, here and abroad, are almost solely responsible for the suddenly tanking economy."

You should be honest enough put the world "leftist" between "several" and "economists."
DevinDenver Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:43 PM
Many MORE economists argue that Government spending has a NEGATIVE multiplier effect.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:53 PM
DevinDenver, it does have a negative effect when grubrmnt spending competes with dollars needed to grow the private sector. That is where the jobs are created, and where real production occurs.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:42 PM
So you oppose cuttting the military then
A release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis today surprised analysts when the top-line number showed that the economy shrunk in the last quarter of 2013 by a slight 0.1%. While small, it was unexpected. This marks the first time the American economy has shrunk since the end of the 2008 recession.

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- decreased at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 (that is, from the third quarter to the...