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patriotic On March 13, 2020




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#1New Post! Apr 03, 2011 @ 22:57:28
CHANGE TODAY?




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After two years of Obama...Here's your change!
January 2009 TODAY % chg Source
Avg. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S. $1.83 $3.104 69.6% 1
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel) $43.48 $99.02 127.7% 2
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel) $38.74 $91.38 135.9% 2
Gold: London (per troy oz.) $853.25 $1,369.50 60.5% 2
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL $3.56 $6.33 78.1% 2
Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL $9.66 $13.75 42.3% 2
Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob $13.37 $35.39 164.7% 2
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall 7.6% 9.4% 23.7% 3
Unemployment rate, blacks 12.6% 15.8% 25.4% 3
Number of unemployed 11,616,000 14,485,000 24.7% 3
Number of fed. Employees, ex. Military (curr = 12/10 prelim) 2,779,000 2,840,000 2.2% 3
Real median household income (2008 v 2009) $50,112 $49,777 -0.7% 4
Number of food stamp recipients (curr = 10/10) 31,983,716 43,200,878 35.1% 5
Number of unemployment benefit recipients (curr = 12/10) 7,526,598 9,193,838 22.2% 6
Number of long-term unemployed 2,600,000 6,400,000 146.2% 3
Poverty rate, individuals (2008 v 2009) 13.2% 14.3% 8.3% 4
People in poverty in U.S. (2008 v 2009) 39,800,000 43,600,000 9.5% 4
U.S. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings 5 9 n/a 10
Present Situation Index (curr = 12/10) 29.9 23.5 -21.4% 11
Failed banks (curr = 2010 + 2011 to date) 140 164 17.1% 12
U.S. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate 89.76 82.03 -8.6% 2
U.S. Money supply, M1, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim) 1,575.1 1,865.7 18.4% 13
U.S. Money supply, M2, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim) 8,310.9 8,852.3 6.5% 13
National debt, in trillions $10.627 $14.052 32.2% 14

Just take this last item:
In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast
as during the rest of our entire nation's history.... Over 27 times as fast....
Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH
and a car rockets past you in the left lane, 27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH!

Sources:
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration
(2) Wall Street Journal
(3) Bureau of Labor Statistics
(4) Census Bureau
(5) USDA
(6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor
(7) FHFA
(8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller
(9) RealtyTrac
(10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ
(11) The Conference Board
(12) FDIC
(13) Federal Reserve
(14) U.S. Treasury
Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#2New Post! Apr 04, 2011 @ 01:57:06
@patriotic Said

CHANGE TODAY?




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After two years of Obama...Here's your change!
January 2009 TODAY % chg Source
Avg. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S. $1.83 $3.104 69.6% 1
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel) $43.48 $99.02 127.7% 2
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel) $38.74 $91.38 135.9% 2
Gold: London (per troy oz.) $853.25 $1,369.50 60.5% 2
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL $3.56 $6.33 78.1% 2
Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL $9.66 $13.75 42.3% 2
Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob $13.37 $35.39 164.7% 2
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall 7.6% 9.4% 23.7% 3
Unemployment rate, blacks 12.6% 15.8% 25.4% 3
Number of unemployed 11,616,000 14,485,000 24.7% 3
Number of fed. Employees, ex. Military (curr = 12/10 prelim) 2,779,000 2,840,000 2.2% 3
Real median household income (2008 v 2009) $50,112 $49,777 -0.7% 4
Number of food stamp recipients (curr = 10/10) 31,983,716 43,200,878 35.1% 5
Number of unemployment benefit recipients (curr = 12/10) 7,526,598 9,193,838 22.2% 6
Number of long-term unemployed 2,600,000 6,400,000 146.2% 3
Poverty rate, individuals (2008 v 2009) 13.2% 14.3% 8.3% 4
People in poverty in U.S. (2008 v 2009) 39,800,000 43,600,000 9.5% 4
U.S. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings 5 9 n/a 10
Present Situation Index (curr = 12/10) 29.9 23.5 -21.4% 11
Failed banks (curr = 2010 + 2011 to date) 140 164 17.1% 12
U.S. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate 89.76 82.03 -8.6% 2
U.S. Money supply, M1, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim) 1,575.1 1,865.7 18.4% 13
U.S. Money supply, M2, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim) 8,310.9 8,852.3 6.5% 13
National debt, in trillions $10.627 $14.052 32.2% 14

Just take this last item:
In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast
as during the rest of our entire nation's history.... Over 27 times as fast....
Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH
and a car rockets past you in the left lane, 27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH!

Sources:
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration
(2) Wall Street Journal
(3) Bureau of Labor Statistics
(4) Census Bureau
(5) USDA
(6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor
(7) FHFA
(8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller
(9) RealtyTrac
(10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ
(11) The Conference Board
(12) FDIC
(13) Federal Reserve
(14) U.S. Treasury



And so how is this exactly Obama's fault ALONE???? Because truly I need some explanation here....
Leon On September 06, 2020




San Diego, California
#3New Post! Apr 04, 2011 @ 02:01:54
The Recession barely started when Bush was on his way out. Those statistics are a result of the economic lanscape 2 years later, a fallout that would have occured no matter who was in office.
fitzyp On December 23, 2014




Auckland, New Zealand
#4New Post! Apr 04, 2011 @ 10:19:00
What should one have done differently to have prevented it?
patriotic On March 13, 2020




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#5New Post! Apr 06, 2011 @ 14:10:31
well, well. No wonderr that we are in that mess. I understand the loyalty to the party, but dont't you think that the loyalty should go FIRST to the country.
The numerous promises obama generously uttered during his campaign are not met on the top of the list, the return of our soldiers from Iraq (within 6 months from taking office), actually, he started another in Lybia!!! The huge spending all over the place. His loyalty to the Muslims (o.6%) before any one else.
I can go on and on, but I can tell that you would not acknoledge any.
patriotic On March 13, 2020




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#6New Post! Apr 06, 2011 @ 14:24:07
@fitzyp Said

What should one have done differently to have prevented it?

First, reduce spending. The so called stumulus packages fiasco, his and his wife's extravgant trips abroad, the huge staff in the WH....
True, the economic cycle affected countries world wide, but many of those countries are out of recession or on their way out of it. But, we are getting deeper.
He blamed Bush for the war in Iraq, well what is he doing in Lybia? At least Bush (I am not saying that I agree with the war in Iraq) reacted in retaliation to the 9/11 ialamic attack.
shinobinoz On May 28, 2017
Stnd w Standing Rock





Wichita, Kansas
#7New Post! Apr 06, 2011 @ 18:43:08
@patriotic Said

First, reduce spending. The so called stumulus packages fiasco, his and his wife's extravgant trips abroad, the huge staff in the WH....
True, the economic cycle affected countries world wide, but many of those countries are out of recession or on their way out of it. But, we are getting deeper.
He blamed Bush for the war in Iraq, well what is he doing in Lybia? At least Bush (I am not saying that I agree with the war in Iraq) reacted in retaliation to the 9/11 ialamic attack.


Most of your rants have been dispelled- but we won't let that ruin your fun complaining.
For instance Laura Bush has 18-24 staffers. Compared to 24 of Obama's. Please get a LITTLE honesty before regurgitating the wacko right lies.
patriotic On March 13, 2020




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#8New Post! Apr 06, 2011 @ 21:19:58
@shinobinoz Said

Most of your rants have been dispelled- but we won't let that ruin your fun complaining.
For instance Laura Bush has 18-24 staffers. Compared to 24 of Obama's. Please get a LITTLE honesty before regurgitating the wacko right lies.



So, we have to trust your information and discredit the rest. Good for you. Enjoy obama's sytem.
Wellard On April 29, 2012
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#9New Post! Apr 06, 2011 @ 21:35:45



shinobinoz On May 28, 2017
Stnd w Standing Rock





Wichita, Kansas
#10New Post! Apr 07, 2011 @ 02:54:10
@patriotic Said

So, we have to trust your information and discredit the rest. Good for you. Enjoy obama's sytem.


Do you really think you are going to pull one over on the rest of the readers by daring me?

"According to Anti McBride, Laura Bush's former Chief of Staff, Mrs. Bush had between 24 and 26 staffers working for her by the end of her husbands second term in office.

Other first ladies and their staff sizes.
Lady Bird Johnson 30
Betty Ford 30
Jacqueline Kennedy 40
https://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/firstlady.asp
patriotic On March 13, 2020




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#11New Post! Apr 07, 2011 @ 12:34:15
@shinobinoz Said

Do you really think you are going to pull one over on the rest of the readers by daring me?

WOW, what is this? I thought we are adults here. I am DARING ant one.


"According to Anti McBride, Laura Bush's former Chief of Staff, Mrs. Bush had between 24 and 26 staffers working for her by the end of her husbands second term in office.

Other first ladies and their staff sizewhat s.
Lady Bird Johnson 30
Betty Ford 30
Jacqueline Kennedy 40
https://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/firstlady.asp


My point is that you get your info from ssources like I. However, taking in consideration the obvious huge spending this president is wasting, I would prefer my info. Even, if you are working in the WH, the secrets surrounding obama are an indication of a criminal waste of our taxes.
shinobinoz On May 28, 2017
Stnd w Standing Rock





Wichita, Kansas
#12New Post! Apr 07, 2011 @ 13:48:07
@patriotic Said

My point is that you get your info from ssources like I. However, taking in consideration the obvious huge spending this president is wasting, I would prefer my info. Even, if you are working in the WH, the secrets surrounding obama are an indication of a criminal waste of our taxes.


Please elaborate the secrets and criminal wastes so that we may shoot down your conspiracies.
fitzyp On December 23, 2014




Auckland, New Zealand
#13New Post! Apr 07, 2011 @ 22:54:50
@patriotic Said

First, reduce spending. The so called stumulus packages fiasco, his and his wife's extravgant trips abroad, the huge staff in the WH....
True, the economic cycle affected countries world wide, but many of those countries are out of recession or on their way out of it. But, we are getting deeper.


Which countries do you think are the ones that are coming out of the global recession? and of those which ones responded to the recession by cutting spending?

You could argue that cutting down on White house spending and holidays would be a good sign of solidarity with the struggling American but it wouldn't really have any effect on the economy.

@patriotic Said

He blamed Bush for the war in Iraq, well what is he doing in Lybia? At least Bush (I am not saying that I agree with the war in Iraq) reacted in retaliation to the 9/11 ialamic attack.


In what way was Iraq linked to 9/11?
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#14New Post! Apr 07, 2011 @ 23:04:51
@patriotic Said

First, reduce spending. The so called stumulus packages fiasco, his and his wife's extravgant trips abroad, the huge staff in the WH....
True, the economic cycle affected countries world wide, but many of those countries are out of recession or on their way out of it. But, we are getting deeper.
He blamed Bush for the war in Iraq, well what is he doing in Lybia? At least Bush (I am not saying that I agree with the war in Iraq) reacted in retaliation to the 9/11 ialamic attack.


Let's reduce spending. We should have done it 30 years ago, but your generation decided that they wanted a nice cushy retirement on the backs of my generation.

I say that we should cut all programs to the elderly, since they take up the bulk of our budget, and are growing more than 10% faster than the rest of the economy.
You old people who keep claiming that you were the toughest generation of americans to ever live can just tough out the rest of your lives like you did during the depression.. because you all talk so fondly about that time in your lives.

And if a few hundred thousand of you die of starvation, or end up on the streets with no medical care, so be it. You've got families that can take you in and church groups that can pay for your care.
Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#15New Post! Apr 08, 2011 @ 01:40:55
@patriotic Said

First, reduce spending. The so called stumulus packages fiasco, his and his wife's extravgant trips abroad, the huge staff in the WH....
True, the economic cycle affected countries world wide, but many of those countries are out of recession or on their way out of it. But, we are getting deeper.
He blamed Bush for the war in Iraq, well what is he doing in Lybia? At least Bush (I am not saying that I agree with the war in Iraq) reacted in retaliation to the 9/11 ialamic attack.



https://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Joan_Quigley.aspx You are going to explain to me what these "extravgant" trips are. You're b****ing about that while Mr. and Mrs. Reagan keep an Astrologer on the White House Staff payroll?
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