Number of the Day

Two: The number of months you're going to have to wait to buy George W. Bush's book detailing his strategies for economic growth.


At Think Progress, Pat writes:
That Bush believes the country needs his thoughts on how to create economic growth is laughable. After all, under his watch, "growth in investment, GDP, and employment all posted their worst performance of any post-war expansion," while "overall monthly job growth was the worst of any cycle since at least February 1945, and household income growth was negative for the first cycle since tracking began in 1967."

...As the New York Times' David Leonhardt noted, "the competition for slowest growth is not even close, either. Growth from 2001 to 2007 averaged 2.39 percent a year..." Bush also presided over the formulation of the worst recession since the Great Depression.

If Mr. Bush's new career as author of smart things doesn't pan out, he could always give motivational speaker another go. I'm pretty sure that worked out great.

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