Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A picture that is worth more than a 1000 words...

Normally, I don't post press releases from the DCCC, but this one has the perfect response when one encounters someone (like a teabagger or other Republican) who is screaming that President Obama and the Democrats in Congress haven't done anything to address America's deep economic crisis.

From Stakeholder, the DCCC's blog -
Today's Department of Labor jobs report showed that our economy shed 20,000 jobs last month -- down 97 percent from the 779,000 January job losses a year ago. There is still much work ahead, but today's numbers make clear that President Obama's economic policies have brought us back from the brink of disaster and are putting America on the road to economic recovery.
Of course, that paragraph could just be "fun with statistics", cherry-picking a number that can be spun in a particular way.

Then we come to the bar chart that puts the numbers into context, a month-by-month visual comparison of the last 26 months' job loss numbers - the last 14 months of the Bush administration and the first 12 of the Obama administration.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.............................................