Framing the Dialogue

Then & Now

This was forwarded by a friend.  I have had to make some format changes and couldn’t help make a few comments of my own…

Here is our change from January 2009 to today!

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

After three years of Obama ….Here’s your change!

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

2009: $1.83

Today: $3.44 (this was several weeks ago and the average price is over $4.00)

 • Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)

2009: $43.48

Today: $99.02

 • Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)

2009: $38.74

Today: $91.38

 • Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL

2009: $3.56

Today: $6.33

 • Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL

2009: $9.66

Today: $13.75

 • Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob

2009: $13.37

Today: $35.39

 • Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall

2009: 7.6%

Today: 9.4% (it’s anywhere from 8.2% to 16% depending on your source and what is chosen to ignore)

 • Unemployment rate, blacks

2009: 12.6%

Today: 15.8%

 • Number of unemployed

2009: 11,616,000

Today: 14,485,000

 • Number of fed. Employees

2009: 2,779,000

Today: 2,840,000

 • Real median household income

2009: $50,112

Today: $49,777

Number of food stamp recipients

2009: 31,983,716

Today: 43,200,878

 • Number of unemployment benefit recipients

2009: 7,526,598

Today: 9,193,838

 • Number of long-term unemployed

2009: 2,600,000

Today: 6,400,000 [in my opinion this is the most telling statistic. The long-term unemployed are often not counted in “unemployment” numbers used by government officials – these are our fellow citizens who really don’t look for work anymore]

 • Poverty rate, individuals

2009: 13.2%

Today: 14.3%

 • People in poverty in U.S.

2009: 39,800,000

Today: 43,600,000

 • U.S. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings

2009: 5

Today: 9

 • Failed banks

2009: 140

Today: 164

 • U.S. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate

2009: 89.76

Today: 82.03

U.S. Money supply, M1, in billions

2009: 1,575.1

Today: 1,865.7 [this will lead to INFLATION!]

 • National debt, in trillions

2009: $10.627

Today: $14.052

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 about 11 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.

EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS…I WONDER HOW MANY WILL FORWARD THIS?

“You can’t fix stupid, but you can vote it out.”

“In God We Trust.”

[NOTE:  “2009” IS THE YEAR OBAMA WAS SWORN IN…”TODAY” IS AFTER THREE YEARS OF HIS REGIME]

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