Thursday, January 1, 2009

Take The Bush Destruction Quiz: Think You Know How Much Damage Was Done? Guess Again!

322 151 1.9 206 275
-18 75 17 -35 29
916 567 250 20 778
-8.4 4 2.2 47.5 5

Presidential Message, New Year's Day:
As my time in office comes to a close, I thank the American people for trusting me with the honor of serving our great country. It has been a tremendous privilege, and together we have accomplished a great deal.
Laying the blame on George W. Bush is almost too easy these days. Even his "Legacy Campaign" isn't getting the coverage it wants because Barack Obama's team is already making CHANGE before he's even sworn in! So, just how much has the country gained/lost/changed in 2008 - and up to 2008? See if you can match the numbers above with the statements below (answers at the bottom and...No peeking (like some Presidents we know)
  1. Number of days during his presidency that Bush spent on vacation:_____
  2. Number Of U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq during 2008____.
  3. Number Of U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan in 2008 ____
  4. Number Of Uninsured Americans (in millions):______
  5. Change In Housing Prices (in percentage points):______ .
  6. Number Of Jobs Lost in 2008 (in millions):_____
  7. Change In Health Insurance Premiums (in percentage points):_____
  8. Change In Number Of Delinquent Mortgages (in percentage points):_____
  9. Number Of Banks Federal Government Now Owns Stock In: _____
  10. Change In Dow Jones Industrial Average (in percentage points):_____
  11. George Bush Bush Approval Rating in 2008 (in percentage points):_____
  12. Cost of the Iraq War through 2008 (in billions - of course): _____
  13. Approximate cost of the privately funded George W. Bush Presidential Library (in millions):_____
  14. Change In Use Of Food Stamps (in percentage points):_____
  15. Percentage of President Bush’s total vetoes that blocked expansion of children’s health insurance:_____
  16. Number of points the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped on September 29, 2008: _____
  17. Overall change in stock market wealth between Oct. 2007 and Oct. 2008 (in trillions): _____
  18. Estimated home equity lost by American families with the bursting of the housing bubble (in trillions):_____
  19. Number of home foreclosure filings in the first three quarters of 2008 (in millions): _____