White House blames Republican "brinkmanship" for GDP contraction

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tatman wrote:

congressional republicans are treasonous saboteurs, willing to destroy the american middle class and our economy in order to defend the coffers of the wealthy elite. they are a disgrace upon our nation.

Jan 30, 2013 6:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Vilavicki wrote:

So do I. Republicans must work for a better economy. They can’t be there only to disagree with everything President Obama and Democrats want to help our country move forward. Republicans seem to think they have the right to be the opposition party instead of the cooperating party for the good of all.

Jan 30, 2013 6:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

The White House has officially jumped the shark. Democrats want to cut defense spending, it is an Obama policy, it is a part of the party platform. Why are they blaming Republicans for that?

Jan 30, 2013 6:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sensibility wrote:

Who did you expect them to blame, themselves?!

Jan 30, 2013 9:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
quepasa123 wrote:

“The GDP number we saw today was driven in part by, in large part by a sharp decrease in defense spending,” he said. “And at least some of that has to do with the uncertainty created by the prospect of sequester.”

so gdp was driven down by cuts to defense spending and for some reason the government decided to spend less on defense because of uncertainty about the sequester… lol i dont even

Jan 30, 2013 9:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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