Hope and Change finally defined

Bottom line, change sucks…..
Two and one-half years ago the liberals prevailed with their message of Hope and Change.

 

Here’s the “change”

 

January 2009

May 2011

% chg

Source

Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.

$1.83

$3.44

84%

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

2,779,000

2,840,000

2.2%

3

Real median household income

$50,112

$49,777

-0.7%

4

Number of food stamp recipients

31,983,716

43,200,878

35.1%

5

Number of unemployment benefit recipients

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

13.2%

14.3%

8.3%

4

People in poverty in U.S.

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

29.9

23.5

-21.4%

11

Failed banks

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

1,575.1

1,865.7

18.4%

13

U.S.. Money supply, M2, in billions

8,310.9

8,852.3

6.5%

13

National debt, in trillions

$10..627

$14..052

32.2%

14

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 nation’s entire history.

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

 

H/T to Chicago Ram Man

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5 Responses to Hope and Change finally defined

  1. Vadim says:

    Spot on. You hit the nail on the head.

  2. impiousone says:

    I have given up on y’all as profligate spenders who no longer have any sort of reliable moral or ethical compass.

    And, your government really sucks at math, but is exceptionally good at bread and circuses.

  3. Don’t foget we have The Real Housewives of Jersey Shore too. Oh wait strike that…..

  4. Now now. What’s with the negative energy Imp? You can’t say we all have no reliable moral or ethical compass. Excluding me from the equation I sure we’re statistically average on compass worthy-ish-ness. I hate circuses by the way. They smell and depress me.

  5. belesari says:

    Went to one once wasnt impressed…………and i hate clowns.

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