Tuesday, September 30, 2008

That Is The Question


When Ronald Reagan ran for president in 1980, he asked the American people if they felt as though they were better off now than they were four years before? Apparently, the majority of the American people didn't and they elected him president. It is now 2008.

In 1998, the cost of unleaded regular gas was $0.89 cents + 9/10 a gallon, unleaded plus was $1.03 a gallon, and unleaded premium was $1.13 a gallon. Today, unleaded regular gas averages about $4.03 a gallon in most places, unleaded plus averages $4.13 a gallon, and unleaded premium averages about $4.23 a gallon.

In 2000, when Bill Clinton left office, we had a surplus. Today, we have a historical deficit... we still had the Twin Towers in New York... New Orleans was still above sea level and had more residents... Wall Street was healthy... people were actually MAKING money... interest rates were the lowest they had been since the days when Beaver Cleaver was on television.

Well America, it's been eight years. How are you doing?

6 comments:

The F$%K it List said...

I work on Wall Street, in finance need I sat more?

I never thought that in my life time, I'd see a war of this scale, a terrorist attack, and a depression.

I feel like we are living through the era my grandparents did with Pearl Harbor

12kyle said...

*internet dap*

i couldn't have said it any better.

if we put our heads together...trust in God...we'll get through this

you're talking about people who have endured 400 yrs of slavery

Opinionated Diva said...

I have so many problems leaving a comment on your page...it just freezes up...then I have to come back. Weird.

Anywho...You are so right. Home rates were low and savings rates were high. Now...savings rates are almost equal to putting your money under the mattress. It's ridiculous!

Mizrepresent said...

Struggling Boo, gas is a t a major shortage in GA...the Governor is seriously thinking about cutting out some school days to conserve...we have even introduced the non-EPA induced gas just to make it...i go nowhere on weekends and catch the bus on weekdays...the gas stations are overpriced and lined up...i just shake my head...it seems we are heading backwards instead of forward.

OG, The Original Glamazon said...

Well NOLA has always been below sea level, at least that part wasn't W part.

These times man these times just when you think it can get worse... MAN

-OG

Strongblkwmn said...

I feel like i'm doing worse because I have had to endure eight years of even looking at George Bush. He got us into a war that's going to cost at least a trillion dollars by the time it's over. It's disgusting.




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