Thursday, January 24, 2008

What a difference 7 years makes

I don't want to be yet another grumpy blogger (lord knows there's enough of those) but I read a NY Times article today detailing how things have changed since the 2000 election and thought "sweet Jesus, we're really in a tight spot. How'd this happen?" Consider this:

“Since the Presidential campaign of 2000, the United States has lost 4,400 men and women in wars overseas, and nearly 3,000 people in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Gasoline prices have doubled.

The home foreclosure rate has increased by 55 percent.

The proportion of Americans without health insurance, which was declining at decade’s end, has grown by 2 percentage points.

Both the unemployment and poverty rates are a percentage point higher.

War spending has helped convert a $236 billion federal budget surplus into a $163 billion deficit (reduced from $413 billion in 2004).”

In seven short years! In the goddamn United States of America! And that's just the damage here at home.

Oh yeah, and it turns out tuna has so much goddamn mercury in it, it’s considered dangerous to eat more than 6 pieces a week. What the hell happened?

So, I ask you this:

The worst president ever? Or the worst president ever?

You make the call.


Blogger ButtonHole said...

Ever. EVER!!!!!!


10:49 PM  

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