Friday, July 30, 2004

Oh wow! The economy's tanking, and the economists are wrong again! 

Why can't we outsource the economists, anyhow? They've been wrong on the job market from day 1 of the Wecovery, and now they're wrong on growth.

The U.S. economy slowed dramatically in the spring to an annual growth rate of 3 percent, as consumers, worried about higher gasoline prices, cut back their spending to the weakest pace in three years, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

The April-June advance in the gross domestic product, the country's output of goods and services, was below the 3.8 percent increase many economists had expected and was significantly down from a revised 4.5 percent growth rate in the first three months of the year.

The administration, counting on a rebounding economy to bolster President Bush's re-election prospects, insisted the second-quarter slowdown was only temporary and forecast that growth would rebound in the second half of the year.
(via AP)

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