Today's Situation Room:

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 6th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

U.S. facing double dip recession?

CNN's Lisa Sylvester looks at whether the U.S. is on the right or wrong path following economic data released this week.

Post by:
Filed under: Economy • Lisa Sylvester
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. pthseg

    I can only ponder why the president and the senate did not put their foot down considering the debt ceiling crisis. It is clear to me that the G.O.P. and the tea party are attacking his presidency through their lack of cooperation in this matter. Obama believes in the democratic process, but if he doesn't fight back he will have problems with re-election. Even though the democrats lost the battle I hope they have a plan to win the war by re-election time. No matter what happens the U.S. lost credibility with the rest of the world. Lets hope the parties learned from it.

    August 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  2. Steve B, Dallas TX

    AA and people wonder who to blame? It's the members of Congress. Their grandstanding, we know best, take that President Obama back fired and who will pay for their stupidity and childish behavior . . . the American taxpayers. The good thing is the rich won't pay the price provided they continue to line the political pockets of the elected government officials. We are an international joke to the world; no longer the strongest country. Maybe the men and women of the US government should focus on the people who elected them. Obviously they have forgotten their history lession regarding the fall of the Roman Empire. Change the word "Roman" and replace it with "American" and enter it in the history books. The United States is going down in flames and Washington is to blame. Come election day my message to my representative will be "YOU'RE FIRED".

    August 7, 2011 at 10:05 am |
  3. Steve B, Dallas TX

    AA and the question is who to blame? Easy answer. . . the questionable decisions being made by Congress! The US is no longer the world's power country; yet we think we can cure the problems of foreign countries. Why does America think we can when the men and women elected to our government when they can't care if the American people. At the next election the American votes need to to send a strong message to all of them...YOU ARE FIRED. Obviously the members of Congress have forgotten their history lessons...the rise and FALL of the Roman Empire. Take out "Roman", insert "AMERICAN" and a new chapter is one for the history books because we are going down in flames.

    August 7, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  4. Jim Thomas

    Quit spending money unnessarily.Hey stupid gov.,get your act together or quit you position so we can get some competant people to replace all of you.Jim Thomas,Phx.Az.

    August 6, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  5. Gloria

    go to the fairtax

    August 6, 2011 at 10:28 am |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.