Thursday, January 08, 2009

Surveying the Wreckage

Here’s some numbers from NBC News on the Bush Legacy:


And more:


And this doesn’t really take into account how he’s devastated the American geopolitical situation, made tackling climate change incredibly more difficult, or the fact that he’s responsible for a humanitarian tragedy in Iraq that’s created millions of refugees and hundreds of thousands of casualties.

Unemployment up by 2.5%, Dow Jones down by 15%, consumer confidence down 67% (to a record low), 1.2 million more families in poverty (increase of 19%), 6 million more Americans without health insurance (15% increase), Federal budget went from a 236 billion surplus in 2000 to a 1.2 trillion projected deficit in 2009.

A disaster by any stretch of the imagination.