The Real State of the Nation
George Will’s comments that the actual unemployment rate was
over 11% if you take into account those who have given up looking for work (and
about 13% if you count those working part-time who would like to work
full-time) led me to consider the following:
1. Price of gasoline was $1.87 per gallon (now $3.31)
2. Number employed was 154,650,00 (now 144,775,000)
3. Number of possible workers not in labor force was 80,177,000 (now 91,463,000)
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9. The IRS was considered to be an independent, non-corrupt organization; now the center of the biggest domestic scandal of Obama administration – possibly leading to impeachment.
10. The government of the
11.When an American embassy was under attack, American forces were sent to the rescue; now the scandal of
12.More than 6 million more Americans had healthcare insurance than today.
13.Two million people who were able to apply for Obamacare have opened themselves up to identity theft.
15.The two politicians most responsible for the housing crash, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, wrote the legislation to prevent future crashes. The main result of the Dodd-Frank law has been to shut down lending.