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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

More on the Dems vs. Republicans 

You have to love these facts. Just imagine if the Dems actually had their acts together!

1. From Harding In 1921 to Bush in 2003
2. Democrats held White House for 40 years and Republicans for 42.5 years.
3. Democrats created 75,820,000 net new jobs — Republicans 36,440,000.
4. Per Year Average—Democrats 1,825,200—Republicans 856,400.
5. Republicans had 9 presidents during the period and 6 had depression or recession.
6. Republicans had a recession/depression in 177 months and Democrats in 32 months.
7. DOW—grew by 52% more under Democrats.
8. GDP—grew by 43% more under Democrats.
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Comparing Democrat’s hero-CLINTON—versus Republican’s hero–REAGAN
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1. JOBS—grew by 43% more under Clinton.
2. GDP—grew by 57% more under Clinton.
3. DOW—grew by 700% more under Clinton.
4. NASDAQ-grew by 18 times as much under Clinton.
5. SPENDING–grew by 28% under Clinton—80% under Reagan.
6. DEBT—grew by 43% under Clinton—187% under Reagan.
7. DEFICITS—Clinton got a large surplus–grew by 112% under Reagan.
8. NATIONAL INCOME—grew by100% more under Clinton.
9. PERSONAL INCOME—Grew by 110% more under Clinton.

(If this isn't a call for Centrists like Clinton, what is?)

SOURCES—See (http://thinkprogress.org/index.php?p=430), originally from Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.BLS.Gov)–Economic Policy Institute (EPI.org)—Global & World Almanacs from 1980 to 2003 (annual issues)www.the-hamster.com (chart taken from NY Times) National Archives History on Presidents. www.nara.govClarence Swinney-Political Historian

-Vulf

In Case You'd Forgotten... 

The US is losing two wars simultaneously...

1. Afghanistan...A clearly unstable situation.

2. Iraq...A mess. Civil war coming. And, in case you think bringing "democracy" to Iraq has improved things:

Hours before Bush was to speak, two U.S. soldiers were killed in separate suicide car bomb attacks on patrols. Their deaths brought to 885 the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq in the year since sovereignty was granted, more than the 856 who died in the 15 months of the U.S.-led invasion and formal occupation that preceded it.

There is a 3-step program that Bush needs to implement immediately:

(1) Get out of Iraq. (2) Stabilize Afghanistan. (3) Apologize to the world.

Step (4), Serve prison time, I'll leave to the World Court.

-Vulf

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