Me, I like charts and graphs. In fact, off the top of my head, I can’t think of any systems I don’t like where numbers are presented to me as graphics, making them easier to read quickly. Even when the numbers being presented are really bad, I still appreciate the chart it’s self. Don’t hate the chart, hate the numbers, and if the person responsible for the bad numbers brought you the chart, then you can hate that person too.
I looked at Google’s Federal Unemployment Utility today, I didn’t spend any time comparing the different states, or dwelling over the past 2 years. This time I actually unfocused my eyes a little and looked at the whole chart. I looked at it and said to myself, “Self, the last time unemployment was close to where it is now was 18 years ago back in 1992. Then I said to myself, “Self, wasn’t George Bush Sr the president in 1992?”. Sure enough. Bushonomics I do believe.
Not to intentionally bring up the concept of socialism or any flavors of communism but when I saw this chart, my immediate title for the article was “History repeats itself”. The full quote from Karl Marx was “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”. I think most people can grasp the concept that if the September 11th disaster on Bush’s watch was a tragedy, then clearly the re-election of Bush through questionable circumstances in 2004 is the farce. Not to mention that he was originally elected in 2000 though questionable circumstances in the first place. Neither of those events have much to do with what happened in the early 90′s though aside from DNA.
I intentionally didn’t include Barack Obama in this little chart because those of you who follow my blog have been informed that the 2009 financial disaster was already planned before Obama even won the election. We wont know what Obamonomics means for at least a year but I am glad that I told you 2009 isn’t his fault. The value of the US dollar and the federal unemployment rate are measurements of two different systems, but there is a relationship between them, especially in early 2009. Inverse is the only word to describe it.
I didn’t put this article together to draw up hatred towards the Bush’s. At this point it would only be counter productive. There isn’t a lot more damage those two can do anymore, though it *might* be a good idea if the family stops reproducing just in case. I was more interested in just sharing what I happened to come across tonight, and what better a place to do it than a blog.
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