Trying to stay amused part deux

OK, this actually is pretty funny:

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Apparently they’re still on board with McCain’s “The fundamentals of our economy are strong.” The DCCC have a nice expansion for those who aren’t sure what they mean:

Republicans Created Jobs? Americans have suffered 12 straight months of job losses totaling nearly 2.6 million in the past year – the most since 1945 – and lost nearly two million jobs in the last four months alone.

Unemployment Skyrocketed. The unemployment rate surged to 7.2 percent – the highest level in 15 years. The number of Americans looking for work climbed to 11.1 million – the highest number in 25 years.

Housing Markets Crashed. In 2008, there were 2.25 million home foreclosures and a record 1 in 10 homeowners were delinquent on mortgage payments or in foreclosure this fall.

Stock Market Plummeted. 2008 was also the worst year on Wall Street since the Great Depression, wiping out nearly $7 trillion in stock market wealth and endangering thousands of investors’ nest eggs.

Auto Sales Drop. Ford and General Motors reported a 30 percent decline in vehicle sales in December, Chrysler saw a 53 percent decline, and Toyota and Honda posted about a 35 percent U.S. sales drop.

Manufacturing at 28-Year Low. U.S. manufacturing fell to a 28-year low in December.

Recession Hits Home. The U.S. economy has officially been in recession since December 2007, already making it the longest downturn since 1981-82.

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~ by B.T. Murtagh on January 23, 2009.

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