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Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 7:45 a.m. MST

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Colorado Springs, CO

That's because a lot of people have simply stopped looking for work!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Our economy is headed in the right direction, and manufacturing is up. America is going back to work.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Thank you President Obama.

VST
Bountiful, UT

Ah – yes indeed. The economy is moving in the right direction (NOT). Here is the TRUE measure of economic growth:

GDP Growth in 3rd Quarter 2012: 3.1%

GDP Growth in 4th Quarter 2012: -0.1%

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

GDP decrease in 4th quarter is due to President Obama's doing exactly what Republicans wanted him to do--shrink the size and cost of government.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@Irony Guy,

Care to provide the references to prove it?

Remember, the Government contribution to GDP is very small compared to the private side of this economy.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@VST

I can't post a link here, but type "Wall Street Journal - Analysis: GDP contraction no reason to panic" into your favorite search engine and click play. The GDP contraction was due to mandatory defense spending cuts that kicked in due to the fiscal cliff legislation. It was a one-time thing...and it was mandated by Republicans.

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