Bush Legacy By The Numbers

In answer to the question “are you better off now then you were eight years ago?” the following chart provides a visual indication of the results of the last eight years, the legacy of the Bush Administration:

The Legacy of the Bush Administration

A few of the metrics:

  • U.S. Trade deficit: UP 100%
  • Consumer Credit Debt: UP 67%
  • New Private Sector Jobs: DOWN 79%
  • Budget Deficit: Almost tripled, UP 270%
  • National Debt: UP 61%
  • GDP Growth: DOWN 35%

Taken from Rep. Rahm Emanuel press conference data available here which contains all the original sources for the cold, hard stats.