Are We Better Off When The Democrats Are In Charge? Clearly Not.

Posted: May 13, 2008 3:56 PM
A Republican friend sent this e-mail to me and I thought it would serve as useful talking points for my friends at

When the GOP last controlled both houses of Congress:

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since Democrats took over Congress in 2006:
1) Consumer confidence plummet
2) The cost of regular gasoline soar
ed to?over $3.50 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

And on Taxes...

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Taxes Under Clinton vs Taxes Under Bush

Clinton: Single making 30K - tax $8,400...
Bush: Single making 30K - tax $4,500

Clinton: Single making 50K - tax $14,000...
Bush: Single making 50K - tax $12,500

Clinton: Single making 75K - tax $23,250...
Bush: Single making 75K - tax $18,750

Clinton: Married making 60K - tax $16,800...
Bush: Married making 60K- tax $9,000

Clinton: Married making 75K - tax $21,000...
Bush: Married making 75K - tax $18,750

Clinton: Married making 125K - tax $38,750...
Bush: Married making 125K - tax $31,250

And it's important to note that both Democrat candidates will push to return to the higher tax rates!