Saturday, January 12, 2008

Still think economy is better off under Bush?

Then and Now:

Jan, 2001 / NOW (as of 1/12/08)

Dow
GW Bush: (1/19/01): 10,578 / (1/19/08): 12,606 (+2.7% /yr)
Clinton: (1/19/93): 3,257 / (1/12/01): 10,578 (+15.5%/yr)

Euro= $0.94 /=$ 1.48 (dollar has de-valued 57% )

Oil (light crude, per barrel) $26 / $93 (up 258%)

Unemployment 3.8% / 5.0% (Jan 01 to Dec 07)

Net Govt Saving (formerly current surplus or deficit):

surplus +$138b (3Q00)/ deficit -$237b (3Q07) (source: www.bea.gov)

Trade deficit, per month

$33.5 billion / $63 billion

National Debt

$5.73 Trillion / $9.2 Trillion

National Debt per US citizen:


$20,000/$30,206

Average New Jobs Per Month

+236,000 (Clinton) / 129,000 (Bush II)

US Troops in Iraq

Zero / 158,000

US Deaths in Iraq

Zero / 3,921 (as of 1/19/08)

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