Monday, March 05, 2007

Better off under Bush?

Then and Now:


Jan 2001 / NOW (as of 3/5/07)

Dow
GW Bush: (1/19/01): 10,578 / (3/5/07): 12,128 (+2.2% /yr)
Clinton: (1/19/93): 3,257 / (1/19/01): 10,578 (+15.5%/yr)

Euro= $0.94 /=$ 1.31

Oil (per barrel) $25.70 / $60.45 (up 135%)

Unemployment 3.8% / 4.6% (Jan 01 to Jan 07)

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

Trade deficit, per month
$33.5b / $66.2b

National Debt

$5.73 Trillion / $8.90 Trillion (+55%)

National Debt per US citizen:

$20,00/$29,000

Average New Jobs Per Month

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

US Troops in Iraq

Zero / 140,000

US Deaths in Iraq

Zero / 3,171 (as of 3/5/07)

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