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Economy Shrinks Due to Military Cuts

Simplecaveman Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 4:52 PM
You're out of your mind. We have more barrels of oil equivalent than any other nation. But, oh no, we can't touch it. It is pure evil to become energy independent. Wind farms and solar panels are the typical, lame socialist dream that has failed time and time again. You know, I don't see Al Gore putting up a wind farm on his properties, do you Harry?
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...