It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Q109 GDP Investments dropped 21%

page: 1
2

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:51 PM
link   
I don't get the upbeat markets. GDP investments have dropped 22% last quarter. And the less we buy (imports), the worse the economy but the GDP number has less subtracted from it.



Ref: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Gross private domestic investment (in Billions)
2007 I___2007 II___2007 III___2007 IV___2008 I___2008 II___2008 III___2008 IV
2,117.8___2,147.2___2,164.0___2,092.3___2,056.1___2,000.9___2,010.9___1,906.1


[edit on 11-5-2009 by Dbriefed]

[edit on 11-5-2009 by Dbriefed]

[edit on 11-5-2009 by Dbriefed]




posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:32 PM
link   
This is chilling, we are buying just as much only a little lower then we are selling, means noone is buying american anymore, (not much made in america relativley though).

Which is pretty bad, because that's increased lost revenue, and ugh.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:39 PM
link   
reply to post by Republican08
 


We can thank NAFTA for that.

If they'd raise tariffs on imports...by a big margin....it would keep business here...and bring more here...which is more jobs. More of our money would stay in the country as well....instead.

No one does anything. It's not even talked about.

Clinton signed it...the Republicans passed it.

Just another knife that has been gouged into the hearts of the American people.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:44 PM
link   
reply to post by David9176
 


Real men cry,
thats my excuse.

Its just so gdmn awful its unbelievable, but Regular people seem to have alot of hope, but I don't know if its because there financially illiterate, or ignorant, or in denial, of whats really going on, I just don't get it.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:47 PM
link   
reply to post by Republican08
 





but Regular people seem to have alot of hope


Hope.

It can be a good thing.

But it can also make people complacent...sitting around "HOPING" that things will get better...without doing anything about it themselves...without actually paying attention to what is happening.

It amazes me..that even still...after all of the money that has been spent and wasted....the never ending war...the never ending deficit...the huge expansion of government....the trillions missing from the federal reserve...the huge threat of nasty inflation....

And so many still don't know...or don't want to know...or simply don't care.



new topics

top topics
 
2

log in

join