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Shut Down of Web Site Tracking Economic Indicators

"The U.S. economy is faltering. Family debt is on the rise, benefits are disappearing, the deficit is skyrocketing, and the mortgage crisis has worsened. Conservatives have attempted to deflect attention from the crisis, by blaming the media’s negative coverage and insisting the United States is not headed toward a recession, despite what economists are predicting.

The Bush administration’s latest move is to simply hide the data. Forbes has awarded EconomicIndicators.gov one of its “Best of the Web” awards. As Forbes explains, the government site provides an invaluable service to the public for accessing U.S. economic data..."

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/13/economic-indicators/

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Please notice to digg it.

'I always think of all you canvassors and precinct leaders at the front line.
Good luck out there &Thank you. It's appreciated'.-fip -U.K

'I always thank of all you canvassors and precinct leaders and delegates who were at the front line and caucuses.
Good luck out there &Thank you. You're a gift.

That is too funny...

You know, every one of Bush Jr.'s businesses failed and had to be bailed out by Middle Eastern companies. Now he's in charge of the largest business: the American economy. He has failed miserably yet again, and has hid the data. That's beautiful!

I agree with DaddyWarbucks, though (see below comment). I think a great many businesses use this for competitive insight and simply won't tolerate the data being hidden. Companies especially want to see how badly they'll be affected by hard times so they can adjust overhead.

I think someone (bush) will have a lot of pressure to bring this data back online to restore 1% of the public trust.

"Trust." Is that a real word or did I just make it up? Sounds weird in relation to Bush.

censoring economic news

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thanks for reposting the link to this. It's OK to say people will always find out about this stuff even when censored but I disagree here with Daddy W.
Votes are cast on background information and you have to ask why is it proposed to being censored? It is for exactly this reason. keep spreading and linking this story on DP and media blogs please.

I always think of all you canvassors and precinct leaders at the front line.
Good luck out there &Thank you. It's appreciated'.-fip -U.K

'I always thank of all you canvassors and precinct leaders and delegates who were at the front line and caucuses.
Good luck out there &Thank you. You're a gift.

People get all crazy about this stuff but the market would never

tolerate this information being witheld.

I think a good portion of the government info is skewed anyway.

http://www.briefing.com/Investor/Public/MarketSnapshot/Stock...

www.tradethenews.com

I don't know about that

I didn't think people would tolerate torture under the US flag, arresting people and holding them for years without a trial, unwarranted eavesdropping, etc. I can go on here. In fact, it looks like people will tolerate just about anything.

I should have said the

I should have said the market will always find this information. The non-professional may not. The villians who play in the markets love bad news. They love crashing markets and panic. It's like Caddilacs are selling for 1/2 price... and they are buyin'!

Agree Totally

It'll get out... it always does. Like the three sets of books America runs right now instead of one... like intependent studies showing real inflation numbers, etc. After all, the bottom line is it's all about greed... which is a powerful motivator for the markets.

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No News Is Good News ..... Right?

I was reading that info on the blog post regarding David Walker's, head of the GAO, resignation.

When you know that USD is going to tank if investment falters and consumers stop spending, one of the best things you can do is to limit the bad news. By allowing FOX entertainment news to spin the data instead of publishing the data and allowing investors to analyze it, you can snow the public a little bit longer and encourage continued investment. It's a form of censorship. Nothing like operation in the darkness!

This is actually really big news.