Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Better off or not?

You be the judge: No spin zone.


Jan 2001 / NOW (as of 8/24/04)

Dow 10,587 / 10,073

NASDAQ 2,770 / 1,838

Euro $0.94 / 1.24

Oil (per barrel) $25.70 / $46.58

Unemployment 3.8% / 5.5%

U.S. Treasury surplus +$119b / deficit -$478b

Trade deficit, per month
$33.5b / $55.8b

National Debt

$5.73 Trillion / $7.34 Trillion (+28%)


Average New Jobs Per Month

+236,000 (Clinton) / -28,500 (Bush II)

US Troops in Iraq

Zero / 140,000

US Deaths in Iraq

Zero / 964 (as of 8/24/2004)

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