Retail sales have been on a seesaw pattern
, rising at a healthy pace in January, then falling in February, followed by the big jump in March and now a drop in April.
Just as the Europeans long ago recognized the limits of what they could get out of progressive income taxes, so Democrats here need to make that adjustment and play for a long game that enables us to break out of the seesaw pattern
of recent decades and establish new sources of revenue.
The seesaw pattern
continued till the latest and the just-concluded edition; the only exception being the 2010-11 series that England won 3-1 in Australia.
November numbers, notes AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson, reflect "the seesaw pattern
that characterized residential, private nonresidential and public construction throughout 2014.
"Today's figures continue the seesaw pattern
that has characterized residential, private nonresidential and public construction throughout 2014," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist.
On the other hand, overall fresh food's month-on-month movement continued to follow a seesaw pattern
. From price increases seen in the last month, price reductions were posted this month.
True to the seesaw pattern
established over the past two months, it will then get warmer and drier for the Easter weekend.
After getting off to a fast start, domestic box office has settled into a seesaw pattern
, with weekly totals intermittently pulling ahead of, then slipping behind, the performance levels of last year.
Over the past year, the market has continued to move in a pronounced seesaw pattern
. Concerns about inflation and interest rates have caused investors to rally or abandon sessions, seemingly with the ringing of each bell.
As the chart above reveals, some housing indicators may follow a seesaw pattern
, rising one month only to fall the next.
It may be that last year's 0.64 % increase continues the seesaw pattern
that reflects a long-term upward movement.
Accounting rules have also contributed to the seesaw pattern
of prices for mortgage servicing in recent years.