For reasons that continue to perplex an ailing nation, President Obama steadfastly refuses to take advice from political strategists and economists alike, and just fix the economy already!
Really! What is this guy thinking?! It's almost as if he wants to lose in November…
Fresh evidence of a significantly slowing U.S. economy Friday posed new headaches for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid… The economy grew at an annual rate of 1.5 percent in second quarter compared to a 2 percent rate in the first quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Friday.
And the report offered little hope for a dramatic uptick in the third quarter — a number that will be released just five weeks before the Nov. 6 election.
"Nobody is going to be really happy with the economy going into the end of the year," said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics.
Oh, I don't know about that. I can think of a number of people who'll be happy. Thrilled, even.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, Unemployment