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Weak dollar, spending cuts, GDP dips, gas prices soar

Brainerd Dispatch -- Just when the U.S. economy seemed to be gaining steam, a report from the Commerce Department came howling across the frozen economic tundra noting that the 2012 Gross Domestic Product contracted 0.1 percent in the year’s final quarter. Big whoop! It is, I’m afraid a big whoop. It’s the first setback to a slow economic recovery since 2009.

On top of that, a lower defense budget caused many defense contractors to start laying off workers in anticipation of the fiscal cliff (which was temporarily averted) and the likelihood of sequestration.

Sequestration, if it is realized in the final budget battle will demand more defense department cuts and across the board cuts to every segment of the federal government. (It’s a concern that new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will have to contend


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 12:01:16 AM

and a lot of this comes from the Iraq war we got pushed into.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 7:00:38 AM

Just what BO has said he wanted.
1007
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 10:00:40 PM

And the U S debt goes up. Go big government.
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 3:13:29 PM

the speculators are out and about.
JMW1942
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:45:17 PM

This must be caused by Bush 1
fatboy97
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:34:18 PM

Most of it because we reelected OBAMA!!!!

Yes, Weak Dollor, spending cuts, GDP, can all be directly tied to Obama!
tsgasprc
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:29:26 PM

The only surprise to me is how many excuses this Administration can come up with. These people sit around all day and think this s$$T up.
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:28:11 PM

My visits to Chik-fil-a have really gone up.
NMRawker
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:27:35 PM

EVERYTHING is up, it doesn't matter who the President is, everything just keeps going higher and higher. There will never be an end to it!
FBI2991
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:24:51 PM

Gas prices aren't the only prices that are up. Check food lately???
walkit1
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:23:44 PM

You know Obama has a plan, yes like the first term. He will do zero. wants to do away with the middle class. Everyone beholden to the Federal government. Media won last election for him. Spin! Spin!
masker5900
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:21:48 PM

Up go prices
bluetatanka
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:21:45 PM

OK
Tralp
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:21:14 PM

Obama has driven us down the wrong road, but will he turn us around?
Thats a big NO.
TimTim
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:19:14 PM

ok.
seahawks
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:18:54 PM

lets break Americans!!!
myambro
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:18:43 PM

Darn Politicians! Of any party.
starfighter08
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:18:30 PM

This is all BS.

The Elites are not going to be satisfied until all the little people are crammed into crowded, crime ridden cities, while they have the rest of the world for their personal use.

Google "Georgia Guidestones" and read what is set in stone regarding the plans of the elites. Pay attention to #1 then use your imagination as to how they plan to achieve it.
ntass1
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:18:27 PM

the reasoning changes day to day that what makes a market.
dylan126
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:13:32 PM

ok
pulpwood
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:12:43 PM

ditto dudleydolittle
dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:11:35 PM

ok
RichFWA
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:11:29 PM

I want gas prices to go down not up. Totally frustrated with gas prices anymore.
Insuremn
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:10:01 PM

The dollar is up today.
wulf2000
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:09:02 PM

The economy is in the crapper for the last 5 years.
arcaneradio
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:08:07 PM

The fiscal cliff is fabricated. Remember when the government shut down during the Clinton years? Scare tactics
Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:06:56 PM

Divebomber has it rite on..
jodybull
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:06:42 PM

Where is this b.s. imaginary "fiscal cliff?" I wanna see it! Maybe I'll creep on my belly up to the edge and look over!
divebomber
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:05:14 PM

NOW THAT B.O. IS RE-ELECTED WERE IN FOR ANOTHER UGLY FOUR YEARS!
11SilveradoMN
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:04:36 PM

No suprise here!
PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:02:51 PM

But, but....I'm all for "more defense department cuts and across the board cuts to every segment of the federal government." Wha' chew you talkin' 'bout, Willis?

[Edited by: PithyOpiner at 2/4/2013 2:03:21 PM EST]
wshutton
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:01:10 PM

They forgot to add: "Republican Speculators Profit" to their headline.
highdesertman
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 2:00:50 PM

A strong dollar might make oil prices a little cheaper but will result in a resumption of the migration of U.S. jobs overseas. There is no perfect solution that won't result in a corresponding negative impact.
lunarrv15
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:59:23 PM

okay...interesting
thanks for posting on GB blog
sivart
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:59:17 PM

Speculators and big oil are the reason!!!
suportoffroad00
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:57:40 PM

Who's got the money? Not me that's for sure.
yakstar
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:56:51 PM

WHO'S GOT THE MONEY?
dougtaylor1
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:54:51 PM

It only "appeared" to be an economy gaining steam if you were listening to the media and obumer. There has been no economic recovery and there is major inflation that just hasn't been reported yet, all thanks to Quantitative Easing and a government who's spending is out of control.

One more thing. The sequestration is not going to prevent obumer from spending money.
bigLtowing
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:53:15 PM

the economy is going down quick
DeeLA
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:51:47 PM

Gas prices here are already up 40-cents per gallon since Jan. 12.
Lologogo
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:50:41 PM

this is not good.
pecos
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:50:28 PM

Prices are sky high.
CatMan623
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:47:07 PM

Best to get your "hand-baskets" ready, folks...
gasman50
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:45:48 PM

the economy isn't that good.......
OKRifle
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:45:38 PM

How is that change working out for you now?
Zackny
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:43:14 PM

C'MON man what is this
nascar9
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:42:07 PM

This is a great economy isn't it?
Cheepo
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:41:34 PM

Thank you barrack hussein!!!!!!!
alcrawler
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:41:26 PM

I've been trying to figure out why the dollar is weaker in Illinois than in the rest of the country, when it comes to gas prices.
Fhuang66
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:41:18 PM

Head toward resession ????
bouncing4fun
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 1:41:08 PM

They raise gas prices for any reason.
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