Rewriting history but the public isn't stupid because they lived it Forum › Forums › Politics › Rewriting history but the public isn't stupid because they lived it This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by SteveL 8 months, 2 weeks ago. Log In Register Lost Password Author Posts August 17, 2016 at 6:34 am #18008 Score: 0 oregonliberalParticipant New Topics 7Replies 1Total 81 pts If Bill Clinton was bad for the U.S. we can only hope for it again if HRC wins the presidency. Clinton left a $86.4 billion federal “surplus” in fiscal 2000. Bush left a $454.8 billion “deficit” in fiscal 2008. Unemployment was 3.9% at the end of Clinton’s term yet 7.8% when GW Bush left office. Under Clinton, 22.9 million new jobs were created. Under GW Bush, less than 1.8 million. (less than one-twelfth of Clinton). Under Clinton, median wages grew 6% in inflation adjusted terms. Under GW Bush, wages declined 4.2%. Clinton averaged 3.8% growth in real GDP. GW Bush averaged 1.1%. The stock market gained 226% under Clinton. It lost 19% under Bush. Clinton added $1.396 trillion, a 32% increase, to the U.S. debt. GW Bush added $5.849 trillion, a 101% increase (over 3 times more than Clinton by percentage). Under Clinton, the ratio of deficit to GDP averaged 0.5%. Under GW Bush it averaged 2.7%. Under Clinton, federal spending fell to 18.4% of GDP, the lowest level since 1966. Under GW Bush it rose to 24.9%. Under Clinton, federal spending increased 32%. Under GW Bush, spending increased 70%. Clinton removed 7.7 million people from poverty. GW Bush added 6.9 million people in poverty. Inflation averaged 2.6% over Clinton’s term. It averaged 2.84% under GW Bush. August 17, 2016 at 6:56 am #18012 Score: 0 SteveLParticipant New Topics 3Replies 3Total 60 pts And also poverty went up from 11.7% under Bill Clinton to 13.2% under Bush Jr. It’s 14.8% in the latest report (2014) but that’s because Bush destroyed the economy and Republicans in Congress only help the wealthy. Author Posts Log In Register Lost Password You must be logged in to reply to this topic.