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The labor participation rate has conveniently continued to crash since the administration took over enabling the unemployment rate to be lower than reality!
This administration and the economy has been the recipient of 0% rates since becoming President...the recipient of $4 trillion-plus of printed money here and depending on the abacus you are using, $15-20 trillion of printed money around the globe...leading to a responding market to all the printed money creating a faux wealth effect that now goes into reverse. Very simply, the easiest monetary policy in the history of time!
Deflation almost everywhere except for your healthcare premiums and deductibles.
GDP under 1%.
The Baltic Dry Index hitting another new all-time record low.
U.S. factory orders that have now dropped for 14 months in a row.
Orders for class 8 trucks (the big ones) declining a measly 48 percent from a year ago.
Junk bonds continuing to crash!.
The Restaurant Performance Index falling to the lowest level since 2008.
A major slowdown in rail traffic!
Corporate profit margins peaking during the third quarter of 2014 and heading lower since.
Food stamp beneficiaries...at or near all-time highs.
Welfare spending...a measly $1 trillion/year through over 80 different federal programs
Nothing to see here folks! Move along...