Bush's Last Year by the Numbers

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    Think Progress » 2008: Bush’s Last Year By The Numbers

    – Number Of U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq: 322.
    – Number Of U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan: 151.
    – Number Of Jobs Lost: 1.9 million.
    – Number Of Banks Federal Government Now Owns Stock In: 206.
    – Number Of Uninsured Americans: 47.5 million.

    – Change In Housing Prices: declined 18 percent.
    – Change In Health Insurance Premiums: increased 5 percent.
    – Change In Number Of Delinquent Mortgages: increased 75 percent.
    – Change In Use Of Food Stamps: increased 17 percent.
    – Change In Dow Jones Industrial Average: declined 35 percent.
    – Change In Bush Approval Rating: declined 9 percent to 29 percent.

    If 09 gives us something to look forward to, no more President Bush would be one of those.
     
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    Worst possible scenario is that in four years we are all wishing Bush was still in office. Let's hope that is not the case.
     
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    The forces that are presently in motion may well mean that the next four years will be very bad, no matter what the President does. It is how he alleviates the affects of the Depression for the average American that will decide the success or failure of his Presidency.
     
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    I can't fathom today's economic systems being as hard to right as the systems in the 30s. We are a global economy, that inherently means we have more diversity to find solutions to our problems.

    And we've been through this sort of correction before, and so have a lot of experience to draw from, not to mention more educated and trained economists etc and know-how on that sort of stuff in general.

    And, most of the people I talk with are very optimistic that 2009 will be an improvement.
     
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    It has been a global economy for nearly 1000 years now. Yep Bush spent the last 2 years acting even more like a Democrat than he did the first 6 and you clowns are complaining. There isn't but one thing going to fix this and it isn't borrowing more money from the Chinese to give to people so they can make one more mortgage payment on a house they should never have bought anyway.

    For what it is worth more people are killed in Detroit every year than we've lost in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
     
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    No, Bush acted like Reagan....borrow and spend.

    Reagan and Bush are responsible for 90% of the National Debt.

    ReaganBushDebt.org
     
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    Don't blame Bush! My first reaction to your thread robert, is simply to report what conservatives have told me.

    If liberals had just shut up, not complained, and not whined about how Bush's policies wouldn't have worked, then bush's policies would have worked.

    Liberals undermined Bush.
     
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    I think it is fair to say that the economy is much more integrated today between nations than in 1930.

    Same argument can be made that the number killed on 9/11 is roughly the same number of americans that die on a single day.
     
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    what? Bush's policies were liberal. No Child Left Behind, Medicare Drug, increasing spending at twice the rate Clinton did. Guy was the biggest liberal to sit in the Oval Office since Jimmy Carter.
     
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    stock market already thinks so

    will help to see the return of GOP congressman fighting spending bills instead of supporting them, as they did the last 8 years with Karl Rove threatening to cut their campaign funding if they didn't support W's massive spending bills
     

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