happiest daze evar are here again

In October of 2012, consumer confidence sat at 73.1. Today it’s 58.6

…For the first time in over three years, the U.S. Gross Domestic Product shrank. Between October and December of 2012, the GDP had a negative growth of 0.1

Democratic party communications director Brad Woodhouse quickly began spreading the word…

The best-looking contraction in U.S. GDP you’ll ever see.”

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  1. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 11:22 am |

    Newspeak, pure and simple.

    (UPDATE: for the record, this comment was made before the picture changed, so don’t give me any dadburned crap about not readin’ the fine print, m’kay? :p )

  2. geezerette
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 11:49 am |

    Well than oooo kayyy.

  3. mech
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm |

    When has shrinkage ever been desirable?

    But these people defy rational thought in every case.

  4. geezerette
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm |

    Orrrrr— spreading the bull crap.

  5. Jess
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm |

    Now, I hope they start squirming like they had 3 inch long inflamed hemorrhoids.

  6. Merovign
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm |

    They *are* inflamed hemorrhoids.

  7. rickn8or
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm |

    No need for the Progs to squirm at all; Carney and Pelosi have already put the blame on those Eee-ville Republicans.

  8. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm |

    Election is over – IWon – what difference does it make?
    Heard recently:
    Amazon had $39 million loss, no dividends ever, on $61B revenue, stock went up on the news to $120 billion capitalization.
    Apple had $20 billion margin on $54.5 billion revenue, $137 billion cash on hand, stock went down 10%.

    Ed. note: Amazon/Bezos is a BIG Uhbama bundler and so The Future/helping/nobly operating at a loss to provide stuff for proles, etc.
    The world is upside down.

  9. Freddie Sykes
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm |

    The only reason it stands at 58.6 is because sheeple actually believe the trite they hear from the government and, at the risk of sounding redundant, the media.

  10. geezerette
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm |

    I Won is a very strong President he can even appoint people who disagree with him to his cabinet because he doesn’t care if they disagree he does what he wants anyway. As per Little Mr. K the pride of Ohio — maybe not anymore– but at least on Fox news where he’s going to change the minds of all the right wingers who watch Fox News.

  11. Posted January 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm |

    As the contractions become stronger and closer together, you will be nearing the point of giving birth to a financial collapse.


    The word didn’t happen to be ‘bull***t’ by any chance?

  12. mojo
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm |

    Don’t look at the watch…