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Economy Continues to Slow as Consumer Credit Collapses

242 views  2012-10-09 00:53   Tagsconsumer  spending 
“The biggest problem, as elementary as it sounds, is that consumer confidence in the U.S. economy is collapsing,” says Lombardi. “In order for the U.S. economy to grow, consumer confidence has to be robust.” 

“If consumer confidence is low, consumer spending is low—damaging the U.S. economy,” explains Lombardi.

Considering consumer credit to be a key indicator of consumer confidence, Lombardi reports that consumer credit fell to $3.3 billion in July, the first drop after 10 months of positive data.

Lombardi claims that the decline in consumer credit has caught the U.S. economy by surprise.

Consumer confidence is in the slumps because the U.S. economy is in a horrifying state,” says Lombardi, noting that consumers can’t be blamed, as they are justified in their lack of confidence in the U.S. economy.

“For economic growth, consumer confidence has to increase, and consumers need to feel comfortable while spending,” reasons Lombardi. “Economic growth happens when wealth in an economy is created, and this is clearly not being witnessed here in the U.S. economy.”

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