[Safire] The Polyanna Conspiracy

Joseph S. Barrera III jsb at polymathy.org
Thu Oct 30 05:55:17 PST 2003

Gordon Mohr wrote:

> William Safire is predicting a 6% quarterly GDP growth report Thursday,
> and continued good news through the next year. Glad I'm not a Democratic
> presidential candidate. Shades of 1984, "Morning in America"?

6%? Would you believe 7%?!

- Joe

from The Wall Street Journal

Oct. 30, 2003

The economy grew at a 7.2% annual rate in the third quarter, fueled by
greater consumer and business spending. The gain in gross domestic product,
exceeding forecasts by a full percentage point, was the sharpest advance
since 1984.

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