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Economy’s Biggest Drag Right Now Is Government

Economy’s Biggest Drag Right Now Is Government
Published: Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET Text Size By: Jeff Cox
CNBC.com Senior Writer
 
Government has become its own worst enemy when it comes to the economy, with public spending putting a damper on growth that otherwise continues at a steady if unspectacular pace.

Friday’s gross domestic product report confirmed what a drag government can be: While consumer spending grew at a 2.9 percent clip, state and local governments cut back spending by 1.2 percent on an annualized basis and the federal government pulled back by 5.6 percent

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One thought on “Economy’s Biggest Drag Right Now Is Government

  1. Either you want the government to reign in spending or you do not, what is it going to be?

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