Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 in Review: The Bush Record of Death and Decline

Our friends over at ThinkProgress have compiled a powerful set of numbers that reveal the Bush legacy for the year just ended—and what a year has it has been.

Despite a recent wave of positive spinning by Karl Rove, Condi Rice, and Laura Bush in recent weeks, no amount of hot air and GOP double-talk can erase the actual facts of 2008 in the waning days of Bushworld:

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 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.


Tulsan said...

Send this dumbass back to Texas to sit around drinking Shiners and waiting for historians to acclaim his reign.

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