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Biden May Get “Ghost Report” in 3rd Quarter GDP Numbers

October 25, 2022

Although forecasters expect the GDP to be close to three percent, any positive growth in this report is a “phantom,” as more than 20 forecasters project negative growth in the next three out of four quarters.

This comes as the majority of Americans brace for a cruel Biden recession, with more than half of all business owners considering layoffs in the next six months.

Bottom Line: Any attempts to hail positive economic growth in Thursday’s report as the end of the recession is wishful thinking. President Biden has crashed the economy and he is attempting to pass the blame onto Republicans.


Positive Economic Growth in GDP Needs Greater Context.

  • Although forecasters anticipate the GDP will reach three percent, this will largely come from a surge in exports and deficit-fueled government spending, not consumer spending or business investment. 
  • Even with a “ghost” three percent growth in the third quarter, the economy as a whole so far in 2022 would be growing by only a hair more than zero percent. 
  • More than 20 forecasters project the economy will shrink this year, with 11 projecting the economy will shrink this year and next.

READ: REPORT: Bracing for a Painful Biden Recession, 51 Percent of CEOs Are Considering Layoffs in Next Six Months

Main Street is Bracing for a Recession.

  • According to a new Bloomberg Economics model, a Biden recession “effectively certain,” and will happen much sooner than anticipated.
  • Similarly, a Wall Street Journal survey of economists put the probability of a recession in the next year at 63 percent, which is up 14 percent from July.
  • The majority of chief executive officers (CEO) surveyed by CNBC believe there will be a recession in the next year. Only a third believe it will be a “short” or “mild” recession, while 51 percent are considering layoffs in the next six months.
  • More than a third of chief financial officers (CFO) believe the U.S. is either already in a recession, or will be in one before the end of the year. 

READ: Cruel Biden Recession Will Crush Minority Americans

President Biden Shrunk the Economy.

READ: Fact Check: Biden Has Crashed the Economy and Wants to Blame Republicans

Americans Are Suffering Under Biden’s Cruel Economy.

  • At least 84 percent of Americans fear a recession will take place before the end of the year, prompting more than three in four families to make significant lifestyle changes. 
  • More than half of American workers’ paychecks have been slashed by nearly nine percent, the steepest pay cut in 25 years, according to analysis by the Dallas Fed.
  • A majority of minority workers feel stressed about their finances, as only a third of Black workers feel financially well off – down from earlier this year – and only one in three Hispanic workers feel financially well off.

READ: Bracing for Biden’s Cruel Recession, Majority of Families Are Delaying Major Purchases