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 georgiabulldogfan
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^^^^I remember the Clinton years when he boasted about how well the dow and nasdaq done under his administration. But I be Damn if a republican does it, hell if they do it and the economy is doing great it's more bout those damn republicans pulling strings to make things look good for them.

The economy is strong and the stock market backs that up. It's just the liberal one sided media that will do anything in the world to make our president looks bad. If we had a democrat president right now we have 90 percent of the country backin the war and the liberal media will come up with every excuse in the world why this war is legit war with cause. If their was a lay off during the democrat president the media would advertise it as "DOWN SIZING". Boy I remember those phrases during the Clinton years now it's just "LAY OFFS".
 bob0colo
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Posted: 10/11/2007 7:15:19 PM
why is the economy doing so good?

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kinda like GM laying off 30,000 hourly,

and the CEO getting twice as much income .......

$9.2 million for the year..

there were more Buicks built in China last year than in the USA.
 exodusi1
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Posted: 10/19/2007 10:30:50 AM
Bush didn't gove You a tax break, you are not in the top 5% If you don't earn more than $300,000, you have been hurt during this administration. Remember, a rising tide lifts all boats!
 exodusi1
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Posted: 10/19/2007 12:07:28 PM
Hey, history isn't useless if one pays attention, , , but I get your point.

No, Taxes don't hurt us all, they DON'T hurt you! Without taxes, YOU wouldn't have a business! What do you do? Do you have to transoport anything anywhere, including yourself? Kind of hard to do without a road, which is made because of tax dollars! Do you employ anyone? Are they educated? Where do you think the got that education? How do you think it was paid for? Do you have electricity, phone, computer? All are byproducts of scientific acheivemant and government programs to spread? Heck, the Computer chip is a byproduct of the space race. Without taxes, we would still be hunter/Gatherers. So, unless you are a trapper, I guess taxes help you!!!
 exodusi1
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Posted: 10/19/2007 4:07:05 PM
Brilliant, did you see the DJIA today? Perhaps no tide causes a desert, so no boats are lifted?
 Mike72801
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If George W bush is doing so bad why is the economy doing so good?
Posted: 12/6/2007 3:41:30 AM
When did making money become a bad thing? The media wants the government to reward people who are too lazy to get out and earn a living and punish people who are energetic enough to earn a comfortable living.

The US GDP is about the same as the entire European Union. US GDP is 20 percent of the world's GDP.
 Mike72801
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Posted: 12/7/2007 3:40:07 PM
Charles, Who is using slave labor? What do you consider poor?
 Mike72801
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Posted: 12/7/2007 3:41:23 PM

Bush didn't gove You a tax break, you are not in the top 5% If you don't earn more than $300,000, you have been hurt during this administration. Remember, a rising tide lifts all boats!

This is just untrue.
 tireofbeinglonely2
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If George W bush is doing so bad why is the economy doing so good?
Posted: 12/8/2007 5:56:29 PM
http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/economy/2007/
 Montreal_Guy
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If George W bush is doing so bad why is the economy doing so good?
Posted: 12/8/2007 6:36:23 PM



American Workers Are Finding Jobs And Taking Home More Pay

* Our Economy Has Created More Than 7.2 Million Jobs Since August 2003. Payroll jobs increased 167,000 in December alone, and have increased by more than 600,000 jobs in the past four months.

* The Unemployment Rate Was 4.5 Percent In December. This is well below the 5.1 percent average rate for 2005, and below the average of each of the past four decades.

* Real Wages Rose 1.7 Percent During 2006. This rate of growth is substantially faster than the average rate of the 1990s, meaning an extra $1,030 last year for the typical family of four with two wage earners.

* Real After-Tax Personal Income Per Person Has Increased Over $2,800 – Or 9.6 Percent – During This Administration.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/economy/2007/


If Bush had of been captain on the Titanic, the PA system would have told everyone they were just stopping for some ice for everyone's drink.

I posted that link here in a separate thread, for discussion over it's "realism".

It got deleted.
 Montreal_Guy
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Posted: 12/9/2007 4:33:53 PM

Our Economy Has Created More Than 7.2 Million Jobs Since August 2003.





September 7, 2007

Today’s alarming report showing the US economy lost jobs for the first time in four years is more bad news for America’s workers, walloped with housing foreclosures, increasing personal debt and rising health care costs. It’s more clear than ever that America’s workers are struggling in an economy that’s not working for them.

Especially troubling is the continuing decline in middle-class supporting manufacturing jobs. In August alone, 46,000 manufacturing jobs were eliminated, leaving more families and communities to deal with the devastating aftermath of job loss and plant closures. Since 2001, more than 3 million manufacturing jobs have disappeared, to be replaced by low-wage, dead-ends or no job at all. That number will continue to spiral upward until we put working families first in our economic policy instead of having their needs take a back seat to the corporate agenda. It comes as no surprise that wages for America’s workers remain stagnated, furthering their economic anxiety.

Today’s report is a clear sign that the crisis in the housing market and related turbulence in capital markets are having effects on the real economy. Employment growth has slowed dramatically and job creation in this recovery is the slowest of any recovery in the post WWII era.

It’s time for a long-overdue correction in course for our economy. Our nation’s leaders can no longer sit idly by as the housing crunch and credit crisis tightens the squeeze on America’s families. We must also work to create good, middle class supporting jobs and change trade policy to support workers’ rights worldwide and stop the flow of good jobs out of our country.

Job Creation Has Stagnated On Bush’s Watch. Since January of 2001, total nonfarm employment has increased just 4.2 percent. Average annual job growth rate has averaged just 0.5 percent per year. During President Clinton’s tenure, total nonfarm employment increased 20.7 percent. [Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Statistics available at www.bls.gov]

· Just One Quarter of the Jobs Created Under President Clinton Have Been Created Since President Bush Took Office. Only 5.6 million new jobs have been created during Bush’s tenure in office. In contrast, on President Clinton’s watch, 22.7 million jobs were created – a 20.7 percent increase. [Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Statistics available at www.bls.gov]

Unemployment Rate Remains Higher than When President Bush Took Office. August’s unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, though down from its peak of 6.3 percent in June 2003, is higher than the historic lows achieved in the late 1990s. 7.1 million Americans are unemployed. [Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Unemployment Statistics, available at www.bls.gov]

Last Week: Real Median Income Remains Lower Than 1999, Earnings Are Dropping. “Although median household income, adjusted for inflation, rose for the second straight year, it has not reached the pre-recession high of 1999. The increase from 2005 to 2006 in median household income, to $48,201, appeared to be mainly the result of a jump in the number of people per household who held a full-time job rather than a rise in wages. Earnings of both men and women declined by slightly more than 1 percent.” [Washington Post, 8/29/07]


So , is making a situation look good when it is this bad - is that a plus ?
 MermaidSari
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If George W bush is doing so bad why is the economy doing so good?
Posted: 12/9/2007 7:00:12 PM
romegaguy36 -- [going back and addressing the original post]

First, it would be through a lack of knowledge about how the U.S. government works to blame or contribute the economy solely on 'any' President (or even 'mostly' if considering contributory negligence).

Consider the fact that we have a democratic house and senate who control more inhouse matters than the President does. Congressional bodies enact laws and with the congressional body there are those delegated to the economy. These are better targets than the Pres. As well the President has a staff/cabinet that he trusts and who has a great deal of pull and tug on policy. The President basically has veto rights and political pull. When considering a Democratic house and senate -- Bush basically had only one of these: veto rights. [talking economy only here].

Lobbyists have much to say as well as they are the contributers to the campaigns ran by those elected officials we all trust so much These too have more power than the President if you were to break everything down. There are also advisors to the cabinet/Senate/House from Universities (the President does have say in the academic advisors).

The greatest power over the economy though is held by one man and it is 'not' the President: it's Bernanke (through Bush's tenure, it was Grenspan). Banks and other entities [including other countries] as well have much more pull than the average citizen might imagine. Our debt instruments for example are bought by foreign lenders. Note the large mortgage crisis when foreign lenders pulled their financing. Bernanke dropped the 'banking' interest rates, but it was hardly passed on to consumers. The federal government is also giving mortgage companies financing (foreclosure make-ups) so homes can be sold for less than is owed on them in light of the situation in the RE market. You will also note the fluctuations in the stock market when interest rates rise or are lowered.

The other noteworthy fact is that many policies that come into place when a President takes reign were actually 'old' policies passed into law by the previous Presidential/legislative party with a binding effective date set years in advance. Much like issued bonds...we see them on our ballots and note they are passed, but we don't see them issued until a later date (for example the following Spring). With Legislatative matter...a bill can be issued and the effective date might be 5 years from the date the law was accepted...we see this in State legislature as well, for example with our freeways. A bill/bond will be passed for repair -- but the actual work is done a year or two years or more down the road if done according to plan. Likewise you cannot place blame on the current legislature or President for a bill passed by previous legislature, when the current body might have held no penmanship in the law being carrying forth.

It always causes me to giggle a bit when I consider our Democratic House/Senate candidates complaining about the current system--when running for election...as they passed the current laws and hold more power in instrumenting law over our President. If anyone fails to believe me on this point -- read the U.S. Constitution in understanding balance of power. **wink**
 OneBlend
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Posted: 12/9/2007 9:35:04 PM
OMG ... Did you wake up yet?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBnKh6B2cMw
 MermaidSari
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Posted: 12/9/2007 11:57:15 PM
I thought blondes were suppose to be the one having 'moments.'

(oh wait, I almost forgot the convincing point I'm trying to add in thread discussion. Wait a sec...it might take some though here)...

Here you go: OMG, like that is so lame ]). [sorry no link to utube]
 exodusi1
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Posted: 12/10/2007 9:56:08 AM
Actually;

The President (Executive Branch) creates the Budget. It is thene passed to Congress, where they debate over it. No Presidential budget has EVER been altered by more than 3%.

Moreover, it is time to end this moronic: everything is someone else's fault BS.

Yes, Bill Clinton made a few major economic mistakes. Siding with the Republicans on Nafta, Gatt and Welfare reform. Those REPUBLICAN policies are a large part of what is wrong now. Moreover, Congress was Republican for the better part of the thast decade. The Senate was Republican since 1981. Without 60 votes, the Democrats have little power to push through anything, as the Republicans can filibuster anything they don't like. Government is not meant to go quickly, by design.

Hopefully, a Democrat will win the WH and the party will achieve the necessary votes in the Senate to overcome the Filibusters. This means 61, since Liebermann is as good as an R.

Bush had a SURPLUS, he turned it into an enormous debt. No one but him and his cronies deserve credit for that one!
 MermaidSari
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Posted: 12/10/2007 12:03:55 PM
exodusi1--

Does the President pull the National budget out of a hat? Since you profess yourself to know such a great deal -- in fact more than the President of the United States...How is the National budget put together then? Is there committes involved? Cabinet members? Advisors?

As well since you again place yourself better than the President of the United States...how much policy that was created by the Clinton administration actually didn't go into affect until the Bush administration?

As far as surplus -- what do these numbers mean to you?

Do you realize that during the Clinton admnistration government was reduced at an alarming rate ... not a democratic strategy, eh? It was policy that was enforced from the previous Bush admnistration that 'largely' helped reduce the deficit. (I'm sure you know that though).

Thanks. :-)
 MermaidSari
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Posted: 12/10/2007 12:15:35 PM
exodusi1

(whoops having a 'blonde' moment)...I almost forgot to ask: 'Who passes the budget?'

Could it be the democratic House? **wink**

Here's a link for more comprehensive understanding of the National Budget Process:http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy01/guide03.html

Cut and paste:

The President's Budget
The law requires that, by the first Monday in February, the President submit to Congress his proposed Federal budget for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1.

The White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prepares the budget proposal, after receiving direction from the President and consulting with his senior advisors and officials from Cabinet departments and other agencies.

The President's budget--which typically includes a main book and several accompanying books1--covers thousands of pages and provides an abundance of details.

The Budget Process
Through the budget process, the President and Congress decide how much to spend and tax in any one fiscal year. More specifically, they decide how much to spend on each activity, ensure that the Government spends no more and spends it only for that activity, and report on that spending at the end of each budget cycle.

The President's budget is his plan for the next year. But it's just a proposal. After receiving it, Congress has its own budget process to follow. Only after the Congress passes, and the President signs, the required spending bills has the Government created its actual budget.

**not the President's buget is just a proposal and that Congress has their own budge process to follow**

Action in Congress
Congress first passes a "budget resolution" --a framework within which the Members will make their decisions about spending and taxes. It includes targets for total spending, total revenues, and the surplus or deficit, and allocations within the spending target for the two types of spending

A proposal is a proposal until Congress takes action on it...just like marrige doesn't occur until the engagement is acted upon. **wink**
 MermaidSari
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Posted: 12/10/2007 12:30:20 PM
Thanks Peter. The 'public' themselves taking responsiblity -- now there is a novel idea.

Wasn't it a democrat President who said: ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country? (the only President to win a a Pulitzer Prize as well)...There was a reversal of what it means to be liberal in our country...

GhostKnight. That is a good idea. I, myself have 20 years in Government, but hardly hold the knowledge of those who don't study and work in this area. **wink**
 MermaidSari
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Posted: 12/10/2007 1:12:01 PM
Ghost:

Not clear on your sentence structure about eating or compariable pay...but I assure you that we government workers (except the rare scandals seen the news) are on a tight budget. It's truly sad. We have so much equipment that is outdated to deal with in performing our jobs that are held to the public's trust (hey--why aren't I a democrat? ).

As far as comparable work in the private sector. Actually, I could and do make much more in the private sector. I am not singly employed (meaning I work more than one job). On vacation at the moment. The government does provide good vacation benefits to its employees. The pay -- not so good for someone who is college educated and who can obtain greater potential elsewhere and some of us do exactly that. **wink**

As far as frightened...do you really get this from my posts! (funny stuff...thanks for you post, Ghost).
 exodusi1
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Posted: 12/10/2007 4:07:12 PM
Sariangel;

No, that was it exactly, good job looking up a legitimate source for the information.

It is important to note that no President's Budget Proposal has EVER been adjusted by more than 3% either way. So, while it is a proposal, it is still a pretty good guideline.

The reason I didn't respond to the previous question, is it is far too complex. I can tackle small questions or subjects, but a response to large questions would require so much space, that my point would be lost, no matter how eloquently I was able to convey the information.

But, again, I thought you did a great job at researching the subject.
 MermaidSari
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Posted: 12/11/2007 2:13:10 AM
Ghost: Not sure where you get the ideas you stated? I don't believe anyone is above anyone (even public servants are taxpaying citizens who vote [maybe even moreso than the general public]). I agree that that public officials should have graditude for the public and truly 'serve' the public. I believe they do to their best of their ability.

I also believe that the public has a duty to educate themselves in the matter of governance versus throwing out complaints without understanding. This is not rising above anyone -- but apprecriating truth versus whining and offering the ideology that everyone [both the public and private sector] has to do diligence if they have complaints and want to make a difference. Whether a government employee or not -- I'd feel this way.

Exodusi1: I offered sources, since you debated my first post stating the same. As far as the 3% (that I would have to research and admittedly have not as I believe this administration went through a great deal of modification personally)-- if you read what I posted...you will see it is not the President alone that creates the National Budget in the first place. OBM proposes--then agenies, advisors, cabinet members, etc. add modifications, etc. and then it goes before Congress who will deny or pass it. It is a joint effort. I'll agree that the President has great influence, yet he still holds the limits I have stated.

Thanks and I understand about lengthy posts -- no problem. :-)

Back to the OP...it is sort of silly to complain too much considering the poverty in other countries. A great deal of countries look at U.S. citizens who complain too much as spoiled babies crying over little when all their needs are met. I'm not in complete agreement or disagreement with this outside perspective reported and held by many people from other nations. [said like a true politician, eh? ]
 Kiss_My_Karma~
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Posted: 1/18/2008 6:20:36 PM
Oh, but grog....he's going to stimulate the economy by giving us all free money!!!

I would gladly pass up my free money if I thought he would send it to the troops for body armor, better trucks and tickets home.
 mike2040
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Posted: 1/18/2008 6:40:21 PM
"cooking the books " is how he did it.

anyone here ever heard of "under-employment"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underemployment
http://www.investorwords.com/5835/underemployment.html

basically, people are working at jobs that do not require the skills they learned. equivalanet of someone who has an bachelors degree in network technology working at a help desk position. Another example is an construction worker at a supermarket stocking shelves. Jobs that require little or none of their knowledge about their trait skills. Not to mention much lower pay. They're basically working at that position because they cannot become employed anywhere in their field since jobs are not available. They took any job they could find at the time in order to survive.
 rsx11s
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Posted: 1/18/2008 10:11:42 PM
The only times in that last 100+ years the stock market in the US
has crashed are during Republican administrations.

Look for yourself:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stock_market_crashes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

To say nothing of the bank crashes of 1907 and 1933.

The Republicans also decoupled the dollar from gold in 1971:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_as_an_investment

"However, since the gold standard was ended on August 15, 1971, governments have been free to print as much money as they choose, without fear that their populations will come knocking on the central bank's door demanding to change their paper money back into gold."

"In January 1959 US M3 money supply was $288.8 billion [22], and the official gold reserves of the United States was then 17,335.1 tonnes, or 557,336,000 ounces [23] (there are 32,150.7 troy ounces in a tonne). That means that in 1959, there were $518 in circulation for every ounce of gold reserves held by the USA. Although the actual ratio of dollars to gold was $518 per ounce, the actual price, as fixed under the gold standard, was only $35 an ounce."

"By August 2005, the US M3 money supply had risen to $9,873.9 billion, whilst at the same time the Official Gold Holdings of the United States had fallen to just 8,133.5 tonnes, or 261.50 million Troy Ounces [24]. This means that today, in 2005, there are $37,831 in circulation for every troy ounce of gold held by the United States."

"The gold price peaked at around $850/oz t ($27,300,000 per tonne) in 1980, and in real terms is still well below that. However, since April 2001 the gold price has more than doubled in value against the US dollar."

So if you had a million bucks in gold and your brother had a million US dollars back in 2001 - today one of you would have twice as much as the other one. Keep in mind, prior to 1933 where the gold standard was removed they'd have been the same. But not now and one of you just lost half your money.

Gold spike in times of economoc uncertainty because of war and if you look you'll see there are two great spikes. One for Reagan and Iran, one for Bush and Iraq.

How do you figure the economy is doing well with those kinds of numbers?

Year to
31st
December Gold Price
US$/oz Gold Price
US$/oz
(adjusted to 2006 dollar[1]) Silver Price
US$/oz Silver Price
US$/oz
(adjusted to 2006 dollar[2]) S&P 500 [3] Dow Jones
Industrial
Average [4] Money
Supply M3 [5]
US$ billions Average US
Farm Wages [6]
US$/hr US Govt Debt [7]
US$ billions
1910 20.67 421.84 0.54 11.02 9.05 59.60 2.6
1920 20.67 208.79 0.54 5.45 6.81 71.95 25.9
1930 20.67 249.04 0.33 3.98 15.34 164.58 16.2
1940 34.50 500.00 0.35 5.07 10.58 131.13 43.0
1950 40.25 335.42 0.80 6.67 20.41 235.42 257.4
1960 36.50 248.30 0.91 6.19 58.11 615.89 315.2 290.2
1970 37.60 195.83 1.64 8.54 92.15 838.92 677.1 389.2
1980 641.20 1567.73 15.65 38.26 135.76 963.99 1,995.5 3.50 930.2
1990 423.80 654.01 4.17 6.44 330.22 2,633.66 4,154.6 5.52 3,233.3
2000 272.15 318.68 4.60 5.39 1,320.28 10,786.85 7,117.7 8.10 5,674.2
2005 513.00 529.41 8.83 9.11 1,248.29 10,717.50 10,191.4 9.51 8,170.4
2007 807.00 790.40 14.59 14.29 1,422.39 12,869.65 Undisclosed 9,054.7
 rsx11s
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Posted: 1/18/2008 10:13:19 PM
The only times in that last 100+ years the stock market in the US
has crashed are during Republican administrations.

Look for yourself:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stock_market_crashes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

To say nothing of the bank crashes of 1907 and 1933.

The Republicans also decoupled the dollar from gold in 1971:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_as_an_investment

"However, since the gold standard was ended on August 15, 1971, governments have been free to print as much money as they choose, without fear that their populations will come knocking on the central bank's door demanding to change their paper money back into gold."

"In January 1959 US M3 money supply was $288.8 billion [22], and the official gold reserves of the United States was then 17,335.1 tonnes, or 557,336,000 ounces [23] (there are 32,150.7 troy ounces in a tonne). That means that in 1959, there were $518 in circulation for every ounce of gold reserves held by the USA. Although the actual ratio of dollars to gold was $518 per ounce, the actual price, as fixed under the gold standard, was only $35 an ounce."

"By August 2005, the US M3 money supply had risen to $9,873.9 billion, whilst at the same time the Official Gold Holdings of the United States had fallen to just 8,133.5 tonnes, or 261.50 million Troy Ounces [24]. This means that today, in 2005, there are $37,831 in circulation for every troy ounce of gold held by the United States."

"The gold price peaked at around $850/oz t ($27,300,000 per tonne) in 1980, and in real terms is still well below that. However, since April 2001 the gold price has more than doubled in value against the US dollar."

So if you had a million bucks in gold and your brother had a million US dollars back in 2001 - today one of you would have twice as much as the other one. Keep in mind, prior to 1933 where the gold standard was removed they'd have been the same. But not now and one of you just lost half your money.

Gold spike in times of economoc uncertainty because of war and if you look you'll see there are two great spikes. One for Reagan and Iran, one for Bush and Iraq.

How do you figure the economy is doing well with those kinds of numbers?

Year Gold Price
US$ billions
1910 20.67
1920 20.67
1930 20.67
1940 34.50
1950 40.25
1960 36.50
1970 37.60
1980 641.20
1990 423.80
2000 272.15
2005 513.00
2007 807.00
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