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  • drstone3@bellsouth.net drstone3 Jun 1, 2012 8:55 AM Flag

    Obama Recession #2 Now Underway!!

    Obama Recession #2 Now Underway!!
    Subject: Here is our change from January 2009 to today

    PRESIDENCY
    SOME WILL APPRECIATE THIS AND SOME WILL NOT.
    HOWEVER, ALL OF IT IS TRUE.

    After two years of Obama ... Here's your change!

    January 2009
    TODAY
    % chg
    Source

    Avg. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    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

    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

    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

    So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 29 months -- so you'll have one year and five months to come up with an answer. Every statement in this email is factual and directly attributable to Barrack Hussein Obama. Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable. Any ?????????????????????????? now

 
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