Only 39.2% Abroad View America Favourably


After 8 Years, Are You Better Off?
By Ryan / September 30, 2008

Comparing what George W. Bush started with, and what he’s leaving us with.

NATIONAL DEBT

January 20, 2001
$5.7 Trillion

Today
$9.2 Trillion

BUDGET DEFICIT/SURPLUS

January 20, 2001
$431 Billion Surplus over the Previous Three Budget Years

Today
$734 Billion Deficit over the Previous Three Budget Years

AMERICANS IN POVERTY

January 20, 2001
31.6 Million

Today
36.5 Million

PRICE OF GAS

January 20, 2001
$1.39/Gallon

Today
$3.07/Gallon

PERSONAL SAVINGS RATE

January 20, 2001
+2.3%

Today
-0.5%

STRENGTH OF U.S. DOLLAR

January 20, 2001
1.07 Euros per Dollar

Today
0.68 Euros Per Dollar

COMBAT READINESS

January 20, 2001
All Active Duty Army Divisions Were Rated At The Highest Readiness Levels

Today
Not A Single Active Duty Or Reserve Brigade In The U.S. Considered “Fully Combat Ready.”

VIEW OF AMERICA ABROAD/PEW POLL OF TEN NATIONS

January 20, 2001
58.3% Viewed America Favorably

Today
39.2% Viewed America Favorably

So, this shows what George W. Bush started with, and what he’s leaving us with. The numbers speak for themselves.

Can we afford another term? John McCain has supported George W. Bush more than 90% of the time. That’s not change. That’s more of the same, and the same is bad.

Source / I Eat Gravel

Thanks to Diane Stirling-Stevens / The Rag Blog

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1 Response to Only 39.2% Abroad View America Favourably

  1. Anonymous says:

    This must be americans abroad viewing it favorably.
    America is not viewed favorably anywhere on the planet except the USA.

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