Friday, August 03, 2007

Then and Now (updated)

Jan 2001 / NOW (as of 8/2/07)

Dow
GW Bush: (1/19/01): 10,578 / (8/3/07): 13,352 (+3.9% /yr)
Clinton: (1/19/93): 3,257 / (1/19/01): 10,578 (+15.5%/yr)

Euro= $0.94 / $ 1.37

Oil (per barrel) $25.70 / $76.86 (up 200%)

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

U.S. Treasury surplus +$119B / deficit -$423B

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

National Debt: $5.73 Trillion / $8.92 Trillion (+56%)

National Debt per US citizen: $20,00/$29,000

Average New Jobs Per Month
+236,000 (Clinton) / +70,000 (Bush II)

US Troops in Iraq
Zero / 160,000

US Deaths in Iraq
Zero / 3,665 (as of 8/2/07)

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