Are You better off?

Some very interesting numbers:
Two years ago today, Barack Obama was inaugurated as president of the United States. Are you better off today
than you were two years ago? Numbers don’t lie, and here are the data on the impact he has had on the lives of
Americans:

Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as
during the rest of our entire nation’s history. Over 27 times as fast! Metaphorically, speaking, if you are driving in the right
lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane 27 times faster . . . it would be doing 1,755 MPH! This is a
disaster!

Sources:
(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

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