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Do I sense a correlation here?

Investors Business Daily: Misery Index is "now 62% higher than it was when Obama took office."

The Hill.com: Pelosi's Wealth Grows by 62%

America's poor should ask Nancy Pelosi for their money back.

Remember Al Gore's popular campaign stump speech from 1992?  "Everything that's up should be down, and everything that's down should be up!"


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Actually, when you use the ... (Below threshold)
Walter Cronanty:

Actually, when you use the stats as compiled when Carter was in office, you get a misery index higher than Carter's - http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2011/05/shadow-stat-misery-index-highest-on.html
"John Williams, over at Shadow Stats, compiles economic data for inflation and unemployment the way it used to be calculated pre-1990. Based on that data, the CPI inflation rate is over 10%, and the unemployment rate is over 15% (see charts). The Misery Index is the sum of the current inflation rate and the unemployment rate. If it were to be calculated using the older methods, the Index would now be over 25, a record high. It surpasses the old index high of 21.98, which occurred in June 1980, when Jimmy Carter was president."

Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) has been consistent about declaring that a replay of Jimmy Carter was the BEST we could hope for with Obama. At this point it certainly is looking like any hopes in that vein were ill-founded. Jimmy is off the hook for "worst president ever."

Why stop at Carter? He's w... (Below threshold)
Walter Cronanty:

Why stop at Carter? He's worse than Hoover:
"It's official: The housing crisis that began in 2006 and has recently entered a double dip is now worse than the Great Depression.Prices have fallen some 33 percent since the market began its collapse, greater than the 31 percent fall that began in the late 1920s and culminated in the early 1930s, according to Case-Shiller data."

So is Nancy going to 'donat... (Below threshold)

So is Nancy going to 'donate' a couple of those millions to reduction of the national debt that she so ably contributed too?

Bueller? Bueller?

Hmm, sounds like someone ne... (Below threshold)

Hmm, sounds like someone needs to be paying more taxes.






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