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Economy Shrinks Due to Military Cuts

Petrus64 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:52 PM
You seem lost on the one duty the Federal Govt is supposed to carry out. Do you feel that a Nation of Welfare recipients is creating GDP?
DagNabbit Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:10 PM
Are you even remotely aware of how small a percentage of government spending is on Welfare? And are you aware that only 10% of THAT goes to the nonworking poor? (meaning elderly, infirm, disabled, or members of working households?

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clarityseeker2 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:56 PM
Uh, Dimbulb, spending on the protection, the defense of America's citizens is in the Constitution.
None of your other "pet projects" are...
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...