Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Facts About the "Bush Boom"

Facts are such stubborn things...

Beginning and ending in recession, the Bush presidency added a net of 407,000 private sector jobs over eight years, less than 51,000 a year, the worst eight-year record since 1927-35, which includes the first six years of the Great Depression.

By January 2009, the average workweek had fallen to 33.3 hours, the lowest since record keeping began in 1964.

From Jan. 31, 2001, through Jan. 31, 2009, 4.4 million manufacturing jobs, 26 percent of all of the manufacturing jobs in the United States, disappeared.

Not real surprising. Bush's Big Gummint policies, his "charge-it" reliance on increasing national debt, and his trade policies which simply conceded trade-wars rather than fighting them, were harmful.

VERY harmful.

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