Economy exceeding economists’ predictions

From the Wall Street Journal:

“The U.S. economy is on track to grow faster in the current quarter than any time since the second quarter of last year, though several risks—including a possible meltdown in Europe—are clouding the outlook.

In recent days, a number of economists have increased estimates for fourth-quarter growth, pointing to stronger-than-expected readings on trade, consumer spending and other gauges. Forecasting firm Macroeconomic Advisers on Friday raised its estimate to 3.7%, from 3.5%, while Goldman Sachs has raised its target to 3.4% from the 2.5% it was predicting two weeks ago.

This pace of growth is much stronger than economists were expecting a few months ago, when Europe’s sovereign-debt problems started getting worse. … The stock market has made up much of its losses, although new worries about Europe sent indexes lower Monday, and consumer sentiment has improved, prompting consumers to dip into savings and continue spending. Companies are not only selling more, they’re restocking shelves when they become too lean. Retail sales rose 0.5% in October and were up 7.2% from the same month last year, according to the Commerce Department.”

From Bloomberg:

U.S. economic data are outperforming expectations by the most in nine months, a trend Federal Reserve officials may incorporate into their policy statement (Tuesday).

The Citigroup Economic Surprise Index, a daily measure of whether economic data is better or worse than economists’ projections, improved to 85.7 on Dec. 2, the highest since March 9, after the Labor Department reported an unexpected drop in the jobless rate. The index is calculated on a three-month rolling basis and weighted for the importance of the indicator.

“Most of the economists are missing the underlying strength” in the world’s largest economy, said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors, Inc. in Holland, Pennsylvania.

582 comments Add your comment

Jefferson

December 13th, 2011
1:01 pm

USMC

December 13th, 2011
1:02 pm

Yeah, it was those glorious SHOVEL READY jobs that did, I tell you… :-)

joe

December 13th, 2011
1:03 pm

Before you go tooting the Obama horn, take out the Holiday part-time positions and the 300,000+ people who quit looking and the numbers are stagnant. Also, once the Jan numbers are reported in Feb, you’ll see unemployment rise again due to the Holiday part-time jobs ending.

Try to paint as much of a rosy picture as you can now, but that rose will soon expire…

stands for decibels

December 13th, 2011
1:03 pm

Corporations get the tax breaks
While the city gets the crime
The profit’s going somewhere
But it isn’t yours or mine

Big Brother

December 13th, 2011
1:06 pm

Yawn. From the Daily Ticker:

Another Grim Year for 2012–Even For Commodities

The same trends that have defined the global economy for much of the last two years will remain in place in 2012, says hedge fund manager Mark Dow of Pharo Management, who recently shared his outlook with us.

Specifically, countries and consumers still have way too much debt, and their efforts to reduce it will constrain spending and GDP growth in Europe and the U.S.

And what about commodities? And the dollar? Will the Fed’s frantic money-printing drive commodity prices through the roof?

Not in 2012, says Dow. Most people still misunderstand the impact of the Fed’s “money-printing.” What the Fed is really printing is bank credit, and because consumers and companies are still trying to reduce debts, not borrow more, this money is remaining as bank credit. And it is therefore not finding its way into the economy and reducing the value of existing dollars.

In other words, get ready for another mediocre year.

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2011
1:10 pm

joe…

pretty sure both bloomberg and the wall street journal have accounted for those things…

it’s not like they are the heritage foundation or anything…

Paul Brounshirt

December 13th, 2011
1:11 pm

Ain’t no growth possible under the socialist, don’t yall know nothin?

saywhat?

December 13th, 2011
1:12 pm

@1:10

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!Chick-chick BURN!

ty webb

December 13th, 2011
1:14 pm

I credit the republican controlled house for this “good” news.

Impotent Rage Against the Obama Machine

December 13th, 2011
1:15 pm

well, dang, we was tryin to make ‘Merka fail, so we godly Republicans
could get that kenyan muslin (y’know what i mean when i say that)
out of the White house, and we cain’t even do that right.

I better get my Survivor seeds out and wait for the Rapture.
All my gold went to hell yestiddy.

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2011
1:16 pm

Jack

December 13th, 2011
1:21 pm

So. When we raise the taxes on those nasty old wealthy people, that doggone economy will stop exceeding economists’ predictions.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 13th, 2011
1:21 pm

Given that – to date – the economy has demonstrated the slowest post-recession recovery in the post WW2 history of the country, “exceeding economists’s expectations” almost takes on a comic tone. (By the way, Strunk urged an “s” after the apostrophe, even when the noun is plural.)

The reason the economy has underperformed all prior recoveries is the activist government that has micromanaged the economy since 2006 (as explained by Sowell in today’s column.) The recovery is attributable to the gridlock that has paralyzed the activists for the past year (as explained by Sowell in today’s column.)

If you wanted to see a real recovery, eliminate the detritus that is non-military government spending and regulation, and the economy will look more like Hong Kong’s.

ByteMe

December 13th, 2011
1:24 pm

The reason the economy has underperformed all prior recoveries is the

#FAIL for your explanation. Try: because credit crisis-driven recessions are different beasts from business cycle recessions. The latter is typical excess in the business community and takes some inventory write-downs to get back in balance; the former dries up credit for ALL businesses and takes longer to resolve.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 13th, 2011
1:24 pm

Total non-farm private employment is up to 131,708,000, the highest since March 2009. Less activism will stimulate the economy that was “stimulated” in March 2009.

getalife

December 13th, 2011
1:26 pm

Yes, the gop strategy to derail our recovery for this election failed. Unemployment will be 8% as promised.

Now we should hold the gop accountable for their behavior and give our President a dem majority for his second term.

Then the 99 % should force him to do election reform and get the money out of politics.

Yes, we can.

Kamchak

December 13th, 2011
1:26 pm

Also In Sowell’s column today — where to buy your own deluxe edition life-sized Ayn Rand blow-up doll.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 13th, 2011
1:27 pm

Nov 2006 total employment 136,711,000
Nov 2008 total employment 135,002,000
Nov 2010 total employment 130,108,000
Nov 2011 total employment 131,708,000

economagic.com/em-cgi/data.exe/blsce/ces0000000001

USNC

December 13th, 2011
1:28 pm

where bush failed
OBAMA prevails.

joe

December 13th, 2011
1:29 pm

Granny, They don’t doctor the numbers one way or the other, so whether or not they are ‘accounted for’ you’ll see unemployment rise over the next to months…its simple math and economics.

getalife

December 13th, 2011
1:29 pm

rag,

You lose.

You should be used to it by now.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 13th, 2011
1:29 pm

Dear Byte @ 1:24, you will be partially dismayed that I agree with your affirmation that this is a credit-crisis recession, attributable to micromanagement by the government. You affirmation – that the cause of the recession has something to do with the micro-recovery despite macro-government – is poppycock.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 13th, 2011
1:30 pm

Good afternoon getalife, sorry to confuse you, but that is difficult to avoid.

#1 Foxy Lady

December 13th, 2011
1:30 pm

This is very inconvenient news for all of the haters – especially going into an election year.

Here’s the message for the haters: SUCK IT, LOSERS!!!

getalife

December 13th, 2011
1:31 pm

Thank you President Obama for saving our economy.

Sorry you have to deal with the unAmerican and unpatriotic gop.

Keep fighting the good fight.

You are winning.

AmVet - Just Say No to the Platte River Party

December 13th, 2011
1:32 pm

ByteMe, the Party of Denial still contends that what happened in September 2008 was just another market correction.

All of the facts and figures that prove otherwise are immaterial to these Bushbots.

The ostriches really are that self-destructive.

It took them eight years to virtually destroy our economy and now they are flummoxed as to why everything isn’t all rosy again in a few dozen months.

My advice has not changed, if you want to ruin your children’s futures even more, vote for neo-cons…

getalife

December 13th, 2011
1:32 pm

“difficult to avoid”

Says the con living in la la land.

This is great news.

Admit it con.

Grey Teletubbie

December 13th, 2011
1:33 pm

it’s bush’s fault.

getalife

December 13th, 2011
1:34 pm

grey,

It was but our President saved it.

Matti's Complete Lack of Trust

December 13th, 2011
1:36 pm

What’s really going on with the banks and Wall Street money launderers? Something’s not right. They’re jacking people around now who are trying to pay loans OFF! They’re jacking us every which way but loose, no matter what we’re trying to do in the course of managing our money more responsibly. They lie like cheap synthetic rugs, get you all into the “process” of a new deal, then stall for months with the “Oh, just one more thing…” trick that they use to renege on everything else they’ve said thus far.

I don’t trust Goldman-Sachs, CitiGroup, the Fed; that Geithner fellow; (and I sure as heck don’t trust a jackwipe like Gingrick strutting his bloated head around acting like he’s going to do ME some kind of favor if he gets his dream job.) Now that our investments have all pretty much tanked, and people who rely on interest income for retirement are at the poverty level, I’m thinking they’re going to do what everyone says they WON’T do: jack the interest rates back to 1980’s levels. There’s a bad moon risin’ y’all. We only THINK we’ve seen the depths to which these depraved money worshipers will sink to screw us over. They’re up to something else, now. I can feel it.

AmVet - Just Say No to the Platte River Party

December 13th, 2011
1:36 pm

Grey Meat, it’s been proven over and over again.

NOTHING is Bush’s fault.

He was the greatest president ever.

ty webb

December 13th, 2011
1:36 pm

the new republican controlled house “saved” it.

Poor Boy from Alabama

December 13th, 2011
1:36 pm

JB,

They call economics the dismal science for a reason. There are lots of credible economists who aren’t so optimistic as the ones you cited.

Wells Fargo predicts GDP growth of 2.7% this quarter. They expect GDP growth to average 2.0% next year and unemployment to be 8.9% in Q4 of next year.

https://www.wellsfargo.com/downloads/pdf/com/research/economic_commentary/WeeklyEconomicFinancialCommentary_12092011.pdf

Bank of Montreal, whose chief economist was named the top forecaster this year by Arizona State University, thinks GDP will grow by 3.0% this quarter and 2.2% for all of next year. They expect the unemployment rate to be 8.8% in Q4 of next year.

http://www.bmonesbittburns.com/economics/forecast/us/usmodel.pdf

The National Association of Realtors expects GDP to grow by 2.3% this quarter and by 2.5% next year. They expect the unemployment rate to be 8.4% in Q4 of next year.

http://www.realtor.org/wps/wcm/connect/1ae51680493de501a05bec2e39654e23/December+2011+Outlook.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=1ae51680493de501a05bec2e39654e23

A new Gallup poll shows hat confidence in the economy has grown a bit recently, but it’s still below where it was a year ago.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/151493/Economic-Confidence-Improving-Trails-Year-Ago.aspx

A recent Zogby poll says that 35% of Americans expect to spend less during the holidays this year compared to last year. About half expect to spend the same amount this year. Only 7% expect to spend more.

http://www.zogby.com/news/2011/11/28/ibope-zogby-poll-35-expect-spend-less-holidays/

Consumption still accounts for about 2/3’s of GDP so the Gallup and Zogby surveys suggest modest growth at best.

The economic news isn’t all bad, most economists expect modest GDP growth. That said, there’s no reason to start counting economic chickens before they hatch. We’re in for another tough couple of years, maybe more.

Bill Orvis White

December 13th, 2011
1:36 pm

Wrong again, Liberal Jay. This is one of the few times that WSJ has a left-of-center type of report where it’s totally wrong. I saw the very unbiased Stu Varney on America’s Newsroom this morning. Now, I’ll lay this out very clearly: FOX News’ America’s Newsroom IS NOT BILL O’REILLY OR SEAN HANNITY! This program is totally free and clear of any type of bias. With that FACT clearly laid out here on this lefty blog, the very unbiased Stuart Varney said that it is only like a .2 percent growth for November. Mr. Varney laid out a solid fact here: THAT GROWTH SHOULD BE MUCH HIGHER! Translation: Hussein Obama’s tiny, tiny, tiny fraction of some growth MEANS NOTHING! Just wait until January, when the Obama doldrums are brought back to the surface. On top of that, the tiny, tiny job growth is mainly weak temp jobs that have no meaning whatsoever. The fact is WE LOST 3.3 million jobs since this clown screwed up the Oath in January 2009! Whatever little gains this stupid inexperienced community organizer made, “he” more than lost those temporary gains. WHEN WILL ALL OF AMERICA WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CHINESE COFFEE AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED REAL CHANGE AND THAT CAN ONLY BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH A PRESIDENT GINGRICH! The malaise days of Barack Hussein Obama are in full swing and it must all come to an end.
GOOD NIGHT!
Amen,
Bill

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 13th, 2011
1:38 pm

Dear Getalife @ 1:34, perversely I think you are right, “our President saved it.” (It being the economy.) He quit doing stupid things like Dodd-Frank and Obamacare and EPA regulations when the republicans took the House, so by tying his own hands he is allowing th economy to recover, as it would have two years ago if he had only left it alone.

RB from Gwinnett

December 13th, 2011
1:38 pm

Prediction… The economy will continue to improve through next year as the producers who drive the economy navigate around whatever obstacles they need to to do what they do. Obama will take credit for it and the libs here will give him credit even if they can’t produce any evidence in support. Just like Bush was blamed for the housing bubble bursting on his watch. The economy goes up and down regardless of who is in the WH and the rarely have much to do with it.

RB from Gwinnett

December 13th, 2011
1:44 pm

“NOTHING is Bush’s fault.”

Nope! The current spending problem we have lies squarely at his feet.

DannyX

December 13th, 2011
1:45 pm

“Just like Bush was blamed for the housing bubble bursting on his watch.”

What housing bubble RB? You said on this very blog a few years back real estate was solid. Remember? You saw a freeway billboard and used that as your evidence. You claimed that the housing market was in great shape. You claimed Bush was being attacked for an imaginary problem.

Btw, what are the billboards telling you these days?

getalife

December 13th, 2011
1:46 pm

rag,

The gop held our economy hostage over the debt debacle but failed to derail our recovery.

Your party is out of the way so of course our economy will grow again.

Too bad you cons will not hold your corrupt party accountable.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 13th, 2011
1:46 pm

Okay, please somebody tell me Bill Orvis White is really one of the SNL writers or Colbert writers practising some comedy before working the material into one of their routines.

I saw the very unbiased Stu Varney on America’s Newsroom this morning. Now, I’ll lay this out very clearly: FOX News’ America’s Newsroom IS NOT BILL O’REILLY OR SEAN HANNITY! This program is totally free and clear of any type of bias.

That is hysterically funny!

F. Sinkwich

December 13th, 2011
1:48 pm

Rag nailed it.

Any growth in the economy is in spite of O’bozo and his Marxist policies not because of them, and the election of republicans in the House who have been able to apply a brake to the socialist initiatives supported by him and his leftie commie ilk.

getalife

December 13th, 2011
1:50 pm

Nice meltdown bill.

How is the weather in la la land.

Funny how the cons try to ruin good news for our country.

Kamchak

December 13th, 2011
1:51 pm

Lib ilk alert!

DannyX

December 13th, 2011
1:52 pm

F. Sinkwich- “..and the election of republicans in the House who have been able to apply a brake to the socialist initiatives supported by him and his leftie commie ilk.”

Wow, then thanks to the Republican House for assuring the “socialist leftie commie” gets re-elected.

(Well that and the cartoonish Republican candidates.)

getalife

December 13th, 2011
1:53 pm

Looks like the investments in green energy are paying off.

Al Czervik

December 13th, 2011
1:54 pm

@1:14 is clearly confused about his identity … he always sounds much more like Judge Smails than Ty Webb (”Well, the world needs ditchdiggers, too”).

Jimmy62

December 13th, 2011
1:54 pm

Are these the same economists who said if we passed the stimulus, the unemployment rate wouldn’t go above 8%? I’m happy to see good news, but I find it hilarious how you call it good news when it still doesn’t even come close to the goalpost Obama himself set. If he was an honest man, and not just making promises to win elections, he wouldn’t be running again. He said himself he’d be a 1 term president if the economy wasn’t better.. A long time ago. And it’s still not better long after the time he said it would be better.

Kamchak

December 13th, 2011
1:54 pm

FOX News’ America’s Newsroom IS NOT BILL O’REILLY OR SEAN HANNITY! This program is totally free and clear of any type of bias.

But…but…but…Bill O’Reilly is the no spin zone.

Has that been a lie all these years?

What else has Bill lied to me about?

USMC

December 13th, 2011
1:55 pm

“Economy exceeding economists’ predictions”–Jay Obama Bookman

–Rock solid evidence that the RepubliCons taking back the House of Representatives is having a positive effect on our economy. Now onward for the Senate and Executive Branch. :-)

Paul

December 13th, 2011
1:57 pm

So many people see dark clouds in silver linings.

What a miserable way to go through life.

Life is getting better for more people.

That’s a good thing.

Impotent Rage Against the Obama Machine

December 13th, 2011
1:58 pm

and we’d have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t fer you meddlin kids…

stands for decibels

December 13th, 2011
1:58 pm

And I heard #1 Foxy Lady exclaim, ere she drove out of sight…

SUCK IT, LOSERS!!!

and to all a good night.

ty webb

December 13th, 2011
1:58 pm

Al czerbik,
this isn’t russia…is this russia?

Thomas

December 13th, 2011
2:00 pm

Same-sex penguin pair find female partners

Proving once and for all same sex marriage does not work. Penguins have and should always be the bellwether for human behavior. We should have our top economists follow penguin tribes? troops? flocks? around and GDP will double.

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2011
2:02 pm

joe

December 13th, 2011
1:29 pm
Granny, They don’t doctor the numbers one way or the other, so whether or not they are ‘accounted for’ you’ll see unemployment rise over the next to months…its simple math and economics.

Who doesn’t? You haven’t said.

As for seasonal workers and their effect on unemployment we all know this. We all know it’s simple math and economics.

My statement remains accurate. Both Bloomberg and the WSJ economics team would consider this in their forecast.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 13th, 2011
2:04 pm

I know ty, its confusing with so much of Michigan under state dictatorship rather than their actual lawfully elected leaders and with so much Republican effort nationwide to surpress the vote and to use propaganda to lie about their efforts. Sometimes it can be confusing to you.

Soothsayer

December 13th, 2011
2:04 pm

F. Sinkwich

December 13th, 2011
2:04 pm

More libroolery:

“the Obama administration is slated to spend $12 million to buy a biofuel/gasoline blend that runs $15 a gallon to power a portion of the Navy’s fleet in a demonstration project.”

USMC

December 13th, 2011
2:05 pm

“Economy exceeding economists’ predictions”–Jay Bookman

A little too little, a little too late… And General Secretary Obama knows it. :-)

Thomas

December 13th, 2011
2:06 pm

So are the mysterious secret santas that are secretly paying off lay aways at Target, Wal Mart, etc-

1) are they the awful 1%s
2) if so, are they doing this to overcome their on guilt? and
3) if 1) and 2) are correct, should this practice be disallowed or taxed so that the gov’t gets their fair share?

ty webb

December 13th, 2011
2:07 pm

keep up,
don’t know what you’re talking about..but, you win.

Al Czervik

December 13th, 2011
2:07 pm

No Judge Smails, we do not live in Russia … but you neocons are sure giving Americans the Soviet treatment. Your “no compromise” attitude about shared governance is destroying the nation as designed by our Founding Fathers.

getalife

December 13th, 2011
2:10 pm

cons can’t celebrate great news for our country.

I do love watching their heads exploding :)

carlosgvv

December 13th, 2011
2:10 pm

The phrase “whistling past the graveyard” comes to mind. The European economy is a house of cards and when it falls, it will take us with it. Jefferson warned us centuries ago not to become entangled in alliances. And yet here we are, tied into a Gordion knot with European finances. The other shoe is about to fall.

ty webb

December 13th, 2011
2:13 pm

ah yes…”neocon”…That’s it “Al czervik” and “amvet” are either one in the same, or they share the same brain.

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2011
2:13 pm

getalife

“cons can’t celebrate great news for our country.”

truer words have never been spoken

I for one am delighted.

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

ty

you never did tell us why?

can you?

jm

December 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

You can thank the Republican House

mm

December 13th, 2011
2:16 pm

Look at our unpatriotic wingnuts cheer on the recession.

“Rock solid evidence that the RepubliCons taking back the House of Representatives is having a positive effect on our economy. Now onward for the Senate and Executive Branch”

Yeah, name one thing they have passed that has become law other than the 3 free trade agreements.

getalife

December 13th, 2011
2:16 pm

trump ends the publicity stunt of his so called birther debate.

cons lose again.

jm

December 13th, 2011
2:16 pm

Chelsea C blew chunks on her debut. We’ll see if she improves.

RB from Gwinnett

December 13th, 2011
2:18 pm

“You said on this very blog a few years back real estate was solid. Remember?”

Posting under a different name now DannyX?? Why the changes?

Your memory of what I said is a bit off. But somehow I don’t think pointing that out is going to matter to you, so go ahead and post some more meaninglees silly comments. That’s about all you seem to be able to add to the discussion anyway.

DannyX

December 13th, 2011
2:18 pm

“You can thank the Republican House”

You think the American public is going to thank the Republican House by electing Newt?

Thomas

December 13th, 2011
2:18 pm

I am an optimist as well Jay but you may want to peruse the just issued Fed stmt before champagne is un corked.

Al Czervik

December 13th, 2011
2:21 pm

Perhaps you think you are Ty Webb because you are living off of an inheritance. And Granny G is right, why can’t you answer a simple question? Is it because your brain has been Newtered?

scott

December 13th, 2011
2:21 pm

And when all of this proves to be false, they will come out with the line “The economy unexpectedly performed poorly blah blah blah…..” We have seen it too many times. It is just getting old. I just wonder if a Republican was in the White House, would they write the same thing? I didn’t think so.

Paul

December 13th, 2011
2:21 pm

“More libroolery:

“the Obama administration is slated to spend $12 million to buy a biofuel/gasoline blend that runs $15 a gallon to power a portion of the Navy’s fleet in a demonstration project.”

Yeah, Sinkwich, all those libsocialistcommies infesting our military aren’t real, true Amuricans, are they?

“The Air Force’s grand plan calls 50% of its fuels to be sourced from domestic biofuel by 2016, mostly for use in their aircraft. The planes will run on a blend of biofuels and traditional JP-8 jet fuel, without a decline in performance…the Air Force is plowing ahead with this project despite the costs should tell you everything you need to know about their view of our foreign oil addiction. The military sees it as a serious threat to national security, and they’re taking big steps to patch that glaring problem.”

http://gas2.org/2011/07/28/air-force-pushes-biofuels-for-jets/

Maybe you can send a memo to General Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff, and tell him how misguided he is?

(Don’t forget to address it to Librool General Schwartz)

mm

December 13th, 2011
2:21 pm

“Chelsea C blew chunks on her debut.”

Who cares?

Peter

December 13th, 2011
2:22 pm

YUP the GOP is not in charge and things are getting better in the economy…..

The Iraq War finally over no thanks to the GOP, Bin Laden dead no thanks to the GOP, and American’s will slowly get back to work.

Now if the GOP will stop raiding the SS and Medicare funds, and we can pay a few dollars more in taxes to pay off the debt, including the dead beat Millionaires…. we will be just fine.

Peter

December 13th, 2011
2:23 pm

Please………. You can thank the ” DO NOTHING ” Republican House !

ty webb

December 13th, 2011
2:24 pm

granny,
it’s so obvious, even an obama voter should be able to figure it out.

Jay

December 13th, 2011
2:25 pm

“I just wonder if a Republican was in the White House, would they write the same thing? I didn’t think so.”

Right, Scott. Because everyone knows that the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, along with Bloomberg Business News, are in the tank for the Obama administration.

I know you guys are challenged to come up with realistic arguments sometimes, but really … has it come to this?

DannyX

December 13th, 2011
2:25 pm

“so go ahead and post some more meaninglees silly comments. That’s about all you seem to be able to add to the discussion anyway..”

I have a great memory of what you posted RB, I thought it was one of the dumbest comments I had ever read on any blog, I still do. You claimed the real estate meltdown was all a figment of the libs imagination, you saw a real estate billboard that proved the libs were wrong, lol.

What is the billboard saying now RB?

Bill Orvis White

December 13th, 2011
2:25 pm

@Keep Up the Good Fight!

Mr. Stuart Varney is not just one of THE most-trusted business reporters in The States, but in his hometown over there in Tasmania. If Mr. Varney says that this so-called “good report” is not nearly good enough, then it is the truth, pure and simple. Just like when Mr. Toby Keith once said that, “…this is one nation under God,” it is certainly the truth. These truths shall be self-evident under what will be this nation’s Gingrichian Contract with America. Now more than ever, WE THE PEOPLE in the rightful and common sense Tea Party — which is the majority in this once-free nation — need to band together to support the honorable Speaker Newt Gingrich as he continues his rightful journey into the White House.
Merry Christmas
Amen,
Bill

getalife

December 13th, 2011
2:25 pm

Get out of the way gop and cons.

Our President is on a roll.

Al Czervik

December 13th, 2011
2:26 pm

Goodbye, Judge Smails, my lunch hour is over and I have to get back to work. But it’s been fun listening to the irrational rants of overprivileged repugnicans!
:-)

RB from Gwinnett

December 13th, 2011
2:27 pm

” have a great memory of what you posted RB”

BS

godless heathen

December 13th, 2011
2:27 pm

Bbbbbbbbbut Obama can’t do anything because of the obstructionist GOP House of Representatives.

BTW, why did Obama land that drone in Iran?

kayaker 71

December 13th, 2011
2:30 pm

Bozo in 2008….”If I don’t get this economy turned around in my first term, I deserve to be a one term president.”

Bozo in 2011…. “This economy thing is very complicated and may take another four years to see us through., perhaps longer”.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 13th, 2011
2:31 pm

#1 Foxy Lady

December 13th, 2011
1:30 pm
This is very inconvenient news for all of the haters – especially going into an election year.

Here’s the message for the haters: SUCK IT, LOSERS!!!

And I was so hoping she might of met with a untimely accident. If she’s on here the day after next November’s election, it will be real, real bad news for alot of us Conservatives. And the nuts we got running for President ain’t helping a whole lot. Heck, I feel like I must be Norman Einstein every time I hear one of them talk.

Anyhow, can’t this good economic news wait a year or so? I don’t wish my country harm or nothing, but news like this makes it alot harder to get this Obama out of office. I’m just scared to death this No. 1 Foxy Lady’s going to be speaking to me next November, if you know what I mean.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Mick

December 13th, 2011
2:33 pm

bill orvis

Layoff the spiked eggnog please! Also, learn how to accept being in the minority. The iced tea party has been frozen out of the debate lately, be prepared for a rout in november, then what will you do?

Paul

December 13th, 2011
2:33 pm

“I know you guys are challenged to come up with realistic arguments sometimes, but really … has it come to this?”

Yeah, a long time ago.

I think one reason we’ve not seen some of our favorite cons from days gone by is because they became so frustrated when challenged over their repettive, canned, trite comments that they just couldn’t reconcile their pablum with realty and just dropped out.

Sorry if it negatively affected your post count.

scott

December 13th, 2011
2:35 pm

Peter “Now if the GOP will stop raiding the SS and Medicare funds, and we can pay a few dollars more in taxes to pay off the debt, including the dead beat Millionaires…. we will be just fine.”

Yeah…..It is just Republicans that do that huh? Yeah…Clinton never did anything along those lines to give the appearance of a “surplus.” Nope…not ever.

HDB

December 13th, 2011
2:37 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 13th, 2011
1:46 pm

“Okay, please somebody tell me Bill Orvis White is really one of the SNL writers or Colbert writers practising some comedy before working the material into one of their routines. ”

Maybe he’s just someone who escaped from the mental wards in Millegeville or Panthersville Road!!

Bill Orvis — I’m glad your delusions are NOT contageous (or they may be to some of the GOP-faithful out here!)…..glad I have an antidote!!

mm

December 13th, 2011
2:38 pm

“Clinton never did anything along those lines to give the appearance of a “surplus.” Nope…not ever.”

Proof please.

Noob

December 13th, 2011
2:38 pm

the Bush tax cuts are working. Thank you President Bush for implementing these tax cuts and thank you President Obama for extending them.

TBone

December 13th, 2011
2:39 pm

You folks slay me. I guess if a lie is told long enough it will become the truth. It will continue to get progressively worse so get ready.

Normal

December 13th, 2011
2:40 pm

I was just perusing the MSNBC home page and in the business section was a story line. “Mom, son scrimp, live on 50K”…I’m thinking, swell. My wife and I live off of just north of 34K a year. We would love to have that 50K, yessiree. How come nobody writes about that?

Doggone/GA

December 13th, 2011
2:41 pm

” I guess if a lie is told long enough it will become the truth”

It never becomes the truth, but some people will begin to believe it’s the truth

Granny Godzilla

December 13th, 2011
2:42 pm

ty webb

December 13th, 2011
2:24 pm
granny,
it’s so obvious, even an obama voter should be able to figure it out.

Ty,

I can’t say nice dodge because it was an insult. You can’t answer the question can you?

That’s why asked it. To expose the fact that you don’t know what the hell you are talking about.

It’s good for a chuckle.