The "Unexpectedly" Compilation

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  1. boedicca

    boedicca Uppity Water Nymph Supporting Member

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    So much bad economic news is reported as "unexpected" these days, that it really should be reclassified as Expected.

    The Main Stream Media seems to be constantly shocked at how poorly the American economy is doing under ObamaNomics. Whenever poor business, house, or job news comes out, they are quick to throw on the word "unexpectedly," pretending that the economy is actually doing great, but this one time it hiccuped. But the problem is, the poor economic news is quite expected because of President Obama's incompetence.

    So, I decided to take some time and compile some of the "unexpectedlies" from the start of the year until today. But before I begin, just remember what Albert Einstein once said (which is normally attributed to Benjamin Franklin): "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

    So, without further ado:

    U.S. Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Falls to Six-Month Low on Job Outlook, from Bloomberg, May 31, 2011

    US Q4 growth unexpectedly revised down, from EuroNews, February 25, 2011

    U.S. Factory Orders Drop Unexpectedly, from Industry Week, March 24, 2011

    US Services Economy Slowed Unexpectedly in March: ISM, from MSNBC, April 5, 2011

    U.S. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Jump, Reflecting Quarter-End Volatility, from Bloomberg, April 14, 2011

    "Core U.S. producer prices rose slightly faster than expected," from Reuters, April 14, 2011

    Construction Spending in U.S. Unexpectedly Fell to Decade Low, from Bloomberg, from February 1, 2011

    U.S. initial jobless claims rise unexpectedly, from Forexpros, June 23, 2011

    "Unexpectedly weak economic data," from Economics Newspaper, from April 2011

    U.S. Economy: Goods Orders Unexpectedly Fall, Claims Drop, from Bloomberg, March 24, 2011

    Orders for Manufactured Goods Fall Unexpectedly, from the New York Times, March 24, 2011...

    (Many more at the link)...

    Pundit Press: "Unexpectedly" Compilation

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