The entire topic has been deleted! Since the truth is inescapable, here is the new news... Consumers did not boost their spending in June and their incomes failed to increase, further evidence that the economic recovery slowed. Good job Obama, the stimulus is working well!!! Factory orders dropped 1.2 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted $406.4 billion, the Commerce Department said. It was the second consecutive decline after nine straight months of gains. Lower demand for steel, construction machinery and aircraft dragged down the figure. No, census takers and government jobs do not help these numbers. Good job in spending our money Obama!!! And the good work continues after trillions spent!!! And the number of buyers who signed contracts to purchase homes fell in June. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes dipped 2.6 percent to a reading of 75.7. That was the lowest on records dating back to 2001 and down nearly 19 percent from the same month a year earlier. Last week the government said economic growth for the second quarter slowed to 2.4 percent. Many analysts believe it will dip further in the second half of the year. Summer of recovery??? I know, it is Bush's fault - what else! The truth is inescapable!!!