Post by Serious Sam Post by Orwellian Prophecy Post by Serious Sam Post by Orwellian Prophecy
Actually, that's a good point.
Home ownership at an all time HIGH!
Spammy, only you are that high.
You drugged up liar!
I fucking *despise* you!
Hahhaaa! I mock you. What a childlike asshat crybaby you are.
25 REASONS TO DETEST GW BUSH
1. The unemployment rate averaged 4.1 percent in 2000 and reached a 30
year low of 3.9 percent in October 2000. Today, the unemployment rate
has increased to 5.7 percent. There are presently 8.1 million unemployed
Americans, an increase of 2.5 million compared to 2000
2. The number of Americans experiencing long-term unemployment-over 27
weeks-has almost doubled in the last year.
3. Job creation has reversed. In 2000, the year before President Bush
took office, the economy created 1.7 million new jobs. This trend has
been reversed, and the economy has lost almost 1.5 million jobs since
President Bush took office in January 2001.
4. Poverty is increasing. After decreasing for eight straight years and
reaching its lowest level in 25 years, the poverty rate increased from
11.3 percent in 2000 to 11.7 percent in 2001. In the first year of the
Bush administration, 1.3 million Americans slipped back into poverty,
with a total of 32.9 million Americans living in poverty in 2001.
5. Incomes are falling. After increasing every year since 1991, and
reaching an all time high in 2000, median household income in the United
States fell 2.2 percent in 2001. Median incomes fell for households in
every income group in the country except for those earning over $150,000.
6. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are filing for bankruptcy. Almost
800,000 Americans filed for bankruptcy in the first half of 2002. In the
second quarter of 2002, over 400,000 bankruptcies were filed in the
United States, an all-time record.
7. Mortgage foreclosures are at record highs. In the second quarter of
2002, 1.23 percent of home loans were in the foreclosure process, a
record level. Over this same time period, almost 5 percent of mortgage
loans were delinquent, up almost 20 percent from the average delinquency
rate in 2000.
8. The federal budget deficit is increasing. In 2000, the year before
President Bush took office, the federal budget, excluding Social
Security, showed a surplus of $86.6 billion. The most recent figures
from the Congressional Budget Office indicate that for FY 2002, the
federal budget, excluding Social Security, will show a deficit of $314
9. This represents the largest budget decline in U.S. history, and it is
the third-largest on-budget deficit in history, exceeded in size only by
the deficits of 1991 and 1992 under the first President Bush. Health
10.The number of Americans without health insurance is increasing.
Between 1999 and 2000, the number of uninsured Americans fell by 600,000.
11. But this trend has reversed itself and in 2001 the number of
uninsured Americans increased by 1.4 million.
12. Over 41 million Americans — 14.6 percent of the population — had no
health insurance coverage in 2001.
13. The percentage of small businesses offering insurance to their
employees fell by 10 percent between 2000 and 2002.
14. Insurance costs increased by 12.7 percent in 2002, the second
consecutive year of double-digit increases and the largest annual
increase in costs since 1990.
15. Prescription drug prices increased by almost twice the rate of
inflation in 2001.
16. For seniors, who use the most prescription drugs, cost increases
were even higher. The cost of the 50 most popular drugs for seniors
increased by 7.8 percent in 2001, over three times the rate of
inflation. The price of Prilosec, the most popular drug for seniors,
increased at over four times the rate of inflation.
Crime and Drug Use Indicators
17.The crime rate is increasing. In 2000, the year before President Bush
took office, the crime rate reached its lowest level since 1972. This
represented the culmination of a 22 percent decrease in crime during the
18. But in 2001, the crime rate increased by 2.2 percent. The murder
rate increased by 3.1 percent, the robbery rate increased by 3.9
percent, and the rate of property crimes increased by 2.2 percent.
19.Drug use is increasing. Drug use among all Americans increased by 13
percent between 2000 and 2001, including significant increases in the
use of marijuana and cocaine. Among young adults, the percentage of drug
users increased by over 20 percent between 2000 and 2001. The number of
Americans in need of drug treatment increased from 4.7 million in 2000
to 6.1 million in 2001.
20.Air pollution is increasing. Recently released data indicate that the
number of times that air quality exceeded the health standard for
ground-level ozone, or smog, almost doubled between 2000 and 2002.
21.Fuel economy is declining as global warming accelerates. Automobile
and light truck fuel economy declined in 2001, reaching their lowest
levels since 1980.
22. Overall, average fuel economy levels have declined by 8 percent
since reaching their peak in 1998. At the same time, 2001 was the second
warmest year on record
23. And areas across the country are experiencing their worst droughts
24. The stock market has crashed more since George W Bush took office
than any other president in history, including the great crash of
Herbert Hoover in 1929. Actually, since Bush took office the market has
gone down TWICE what it did at the beginning of the Great Depression.
25. Since Jan 20, 2001 when George W Bush became president there has
been $5 trillion dollars lost by investors in the stock market. (note-
that figure is through Sept 30 and does not include the additional $800
billion lost during the last 10 days of the George Bush administration).