Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Here It Is

After two years of Obama ...Here's your change!


                                                           January 2009     TODAY     % chg      Source

Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.      $1.83               $4.02       121 %         1

Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)             $43..48           $99..02     127.7%       2

Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)             $38..74           $91..38    135.9%       2

Gold: London (per troy oz.)                   $853.25          $1,369.50   60.5%     2

Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL                 $3.56             $6.33       78.1%        2

Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL                   $9.66             $13..75   42.3%         2

Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob           $13..37        $35..39     164.7%      2

Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall          7.6%            9.4%          23.7%       3

Unemployment rate, blacks            12.6%         15.8%        25.4%       3

Number of unemployed           11,616,000    14,485,000    24.7%   3

Number of fed. Employees           2,779,000     2,840,000      2.2%     3

Real median household income      $50,112        $49,777        -0.7%      4

Number of food stamp recipients   31,983,716    43,200,878   35.1%    5

Number of unemployment benefit recipients    7,526,598     9,193,838     22.2%     6

Number of long-term unemployed       2,600,000    6,400,000      146.2%    3

Poverty rate, individuals                    13.2%          14.3%              8.3%      4

People in poverty in U.S.                39,800,000   43,600,000   9.5%      4

U.S.. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings        5                   9                  n/a        10

Present Situation Index                       29.9          23.5              -21.4%      11

Failed banks                                         140         164                17.1%       12

U.S.. Dollar vs Japanese yen exchange rate        89.76     82.03              -8.6%          2

U.S.. Money supply, M1, in billions               1,575.1     1,865.7       18.4%       13

U.S.. Money supply, M2, in billions               8,310.9      8,852.3      6.5%        13

National debt, in trillions                             $10..627   $14..052     32.2%      14


(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


Now that is some mighty fine cooncrackerin'

5 comments:

Paul said...

Nice! Been looking for some shit like this.

CenTexTim said...

It's all Bush's fault...

John said...

Must be that "vast right-wing conspiracy"--either that or "global warming". It can't be Obama's fault--he inherited all of these problems, just like CenTex said--it's Bush's fault!

Well, I'll just ride it out and see what "solution" The Anointed One comes up with. I'm sure he'll be able to fix it--he was a community organizer you know! He'll come up with something from the Commie playbook, I'm sure.

Great job putting these stats together! Numbers don't lie...politicians do.

kerrcarto said...

Just to clarify, I did not compile these numbers. It was an old buddy that worked as a number cruncher for TxDOT.

John said...

Just "tweeted" this--everyone needs to see this. The lame-stream media sure as hell won't put it out there!