U.S. economy turned in its worst quarter in five years


The economy of the USA officially reported its worst quarter since 2009:

June 25, 2014

The U.S. economy turned in its worst quarter in five years during the first three months of 2014, shrinking more sharply than previously estimated.

The nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter fell at a 2.9% annual rate vs. the 1% contraction previously believed, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected a 1.8% drop in output from the fourth quarter.

The decline was the sharpest since growth tumbled 5.4% in the first quarter of 2009 during the Great Recession. The last time the economy shrank was in the first quarter of 2011, slipping 1.3%.

The more dramatic drop was partly the result of smaller growth in household consumption than previously estimated. Consumer spending increased just 1%, vs. the 3.1% gain previously estimated as health care spending dipped slightly. The government previously said that medical expenditures contributed substantially to growth as the Affordable Care Act began to cover more Americans…

Many economists say much of the first-quarter weakness was the result of temporary factors, such as an unusually harsh winter weather.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/06/25/economy-first-quarter/11332011/

June 25, 2014

The economy’s first-quarter stumble has once again dashed hopes the recovery was in the process of switching into a higher gear. Early second-quarter data indicates the economy has improved this spring as warmer weather helped release some pent-up demand. Macroeconomic Advisers recently forecast the economy will grow at a 3.6% annual rate in the April to June period.

But the depth of the first-quarter decline in output means growth over the first six months of the year likely fell below the economy’s average rate of just over 2% since the economy emerged from recession in June, 2009. That is below the U.S. economy’s longer term growth rate of just over 3%.

Five years into the recovery, high unemployment and stagnant incomes continue to restrain consumer spending, which accounts for more than two thirds of U.S. economic output. http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-gdp-contracted-at-2-9-pace-in-first-quarter-1403699600

June 25, 2014

The gross domestic product of the U.S. fell at a 2.9 percent annualized rate in the first quarter of 2014, the three months since the depths of the recession in 2009. The downward revision by the Commerce Department, larger than was forecast, was the biggest downward revision since records began in 1976. The major cause of the slowdown appears to be a drop in health-care spending.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/06/25/economy-shrinks-most-in-five-years.html

Obamacare really has affected many Americans and will have more negative ramifications on economy of the USA in the future.

As far as weather goes, I believe that the USA continues to go down a path that will lead to more harsh weather problems (cf. Deuteronomy 28:15-24; Amos 4:7-12; Mark 13:8).

The economy of the USA is expected to report much better numbers for the current quarter that ends next Monday.  That being said, real unemployment levels (not the manipulated numbers that the government now uses to report this) remains a historically stubborn high levels.  And this is even with the massive, and unsustainable increases in debt, that will end in destruction per Habakkuk 2:6-8.

One source has stated that starting July 1, 2014, the USA will enter a new period of ultimate decline related to some of its imposing of excessive banking regulations (watch the video USA Ushering in the Collapse of its Currency This Year?).  Though some aspects of that have been delayed, the reality is that the USA keeps increasing the regulatory burden for banks, businesses, and residents (cf. Luke 11:46).

While the economy of the USA will have ups and downs, the reality is that the long-term trend is not good.  Despite certain advances, the USA’s determination to turn from God, attempt to redefine marriage, allow and promote pornography, allow and promote abortion, increase debt, increase regulations, etc. will end in destruction (cf. Romans 1:18-32).

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