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The Bistromath Economy

The numbers, they are awful.

by
Stephen Green

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November 24, 2013 - 11:48 pm
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More bistromathic mathematics:

+0.2% — change in U-6 since September.

14.2% — U-6 in January, 2009.

-0.4% — U-6 improvement after 52 months of economic recovery.

??? — actual unemployment rate, following revelations of data manipulation by Census Bureau during lead-up to 2012 election.

7949.09 — DJIA, January 20, 2009

16,064.77 — DJIA November 22, 2013

200% — increase of DJIA since January 20, 2009.

$22.01 — U.S. average hourly wage, January, 2009.

$24.10 — U.S. average hourly wage, October, 2013.

9% — increase in U.S. average hourly wage since January, 2009 (not adjusted for inflation).

10.61% — cumulative inflation since January, 2009.

< 0% — increase in average hourly wage since January, 2009

2.5% — second quarter U.S. GDP growth, annualized.

2.0% — third quarter U.S. GDP growth, annualized.

2.0% — fourth quarter US GDP growth, projected.

< 3.0% — 2014 U.S. GDP growth, projected.

1.67% — average U.S. GDP growth under George W. Bush, including 9/11 and 2008 financial meltdown.

Just over 1% — average U.S. GDP growth under Barack H. Obama, including stimulus and recovery.

$1,020,000,000,000 — stimulus injected into U.S. economy by Federal Reserve in 2013 (planned).

$313,695,000,000 — U.S. GDP growth in 2013 in dollars (projected).

3.25:1 — ratio of Fed stimulus dollars to each new dollar of economic growth.

$17,219,867,300,000 — U.S. debt, total (approximate and at time of writing).

$10,628,881,485,510 — U.S. debt, total, on January 20, 2009.

62% — percentage increase in U.S. debt since January 20, 2009.

56% — increase in U.S. debt after eight years of GW Bush.

$6,590,985,814,490 — total increase of U.S. debt after 56 months of Obama administration.

$4,899,000,000,000 — total increase of U.S. debt after 96 months of Bush administration (approximate).

38 — months remaining in Obama administration.

∞ — prayers issued from now until January 20, 2017.

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Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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It helps to hit John Williams' Shadow Gov't Statistics website, shadowstat.com to keep all these dastisticks straight. Me, my personal fave is when Bill & Hillary deigned that the inflation rate must no longer include a small and arbitrary fraction of food and fuel prices. Well, I tried to go without either, and am now reduced to a very thin man with terrible blisters on my feet. And Hillary is gonna be our next president, so we can look forward to relief. starting in early 2017.
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That's what we need, another $trillion in stimulus to cover for the stock market, somewhat. You can only prop this mess up partially, the numbers tell us that even this is a failure. The really ugly part is, this is by design, twisted but it's purpose is to cause damage and decline, the full meaning of a Leftism finally realizing and acting out its hate. Thanks Obama, leftists, and a diseased media.
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Ask any democrat you know how the economy is faring and you will hear that we are in a boom period; housing prices are soaring; construction of coffee bistros is soaring, number of students pursuing some sort of worthless degree in over inflated colleges is soaring, big cities are booming, billion dollar sports industry is booming, billion dollar entertainment industry is booming, everyone has medical coverage for the first time, wind turbines are producing all the electricity we will ever need. To a democrat we are living in never never land.
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It helps to hit John Williams' Shadow Gov't Statistics website, shadowstat.com to keep all these dastisticks straight. Me, my personal fave is when Bill & Hillary deigned that the inflation rate must no longer include a small and arbitrary fraction of food and fuel prices. Well, I tried to go without either, and am now reduced to a very thin man with terrible blisters on my feet. And Hillary is gonna be our next president, so we can look forward to relief. starting in early 2017.
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Brilliant! That explains how they are getting away with it. Obama (through the media) has covered this all with an S.E.P. field!
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Statistics premised upon a mountain of lies...can only cause an avalanche of fraud

The books are cooked...and we are the ones getting burned
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"200% — increase of DJIA since January 20, 2009" is especially fake: should be 100%
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All of those numbers are fake. The government distorts them all, for the purpose of keeping politicians in office.
20 weeks ago
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That's what we need, another $trillion in stimulus to cover for the stock market, somewhat. You can only prop this mess up partially, the numbers tell us that even this is a failure. The really ugly part is, this is by design, twisted but it's purpose is to cause damage and decline, the full meaning of a Leftism finally realizing and acting out its hate. Thanks Obama, leftists, and a diseased media.
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Numbers, smumbers, who cares? Man, haven't you heard? We are now a civilized country! We have universal (in theory) health insurance!
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Ask any democrat you know how the economy is faring and you will hear that we are in a boom period; housing prices are soaring; construction of coffee bistros is soaring, number of students pursuing some sort of worthless degree in over inflated colleges is soaring, big cities are booming, billion dollar sports industry is booming, billion dollar entertainment industry is booming, everyone has medical coverage for the first time, wind turbines are producing all the electricity we will ever need. To a democrat we are living in never never land.
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If the Democrats REALLY think we're living in that Never-Never Land. . . they've obviously been snorting too much Fairy Dust. . . .
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