Let's look at the numbers, shall we?

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America  – then and now.
From the Committee on Ways and Means: Earlier this week during his State of the Union address, President Obama said, “The defining issue of our time is how to keep that [American] promise alive.”
What he conveniently omitted from his speech was that his failed policies have done nothing to make it easier to achieve, or afford, success.  In fact, as the table below shows, the Obama Administration has left Americans worse off.
 America Before President Obama Took Office and Now

  Before Now Change
Number of Unemployed 12.0 Million 13.1 Million +9%
Long-Term Unemployed 2.7 Million 5.6 Million +107%
Unemployment Rate 7.8% 8.5% +9%
“High Unemployment” States 22 43 +95%
Misery Index 7.83 11.46 +46%
Price of Gas $1.85 $3.39 +83%
“Typical” Monthly Family Food Cost $974 $1,013 +4%
Median Value of Single-Family Home $196,600 $169,100 -14%
Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies 6.62% 10.23% +55%
U.S. National Debt $10.6 Trillion $15.2 Trillion +43%

 Go here for the full chart, with noted citations and background data.
Is this what the sheeple really wanted when they voted for “hope and change”? You got some change –  and then some.  Can you imagine the “change” Skippy could implement with another four years?
And if any of you proggies want to defend Skippy – or blame Bush for these numbers – I’m open to critical debate.  Name calling will be ignored.
h/t Big Government

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0 responses to “Let's look at the numbers, shall we?

  1. Change… folk didn’t ask “Into what?”

  2. The mistake the oligarchs make, and the reason why their system is dead, their monetary system that is, is that printing money to keep up with their consumption, not SSI or unemployment money, their bonus’s, their massive salaries, their lavish lifestyle and their addiction to gambling with money that doesn’t belong to them, is not affordable. They have priced themselves off the market. increasing, so to put a monetary value on anything is not a good measure of worth, because the value of their currency expressed in indebtedness is diminishing almost at the same rate as their deteriorating mental capabilities. So measuring the worth of your house in terms of their currency, which is actually indebtedness isn’t an accurate way to value it. The percentages of unemployment and misery is political because their are so many people who fell through the cracks and misery is a product of reaping what you sow.

  3. I cringe in abject terror, Grouchy…


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