Friday, January 20, 2017

What Obama Leaves for Trump

Nancy LeTourneau, writing for the Washington Monthly, compiled a short list of vital indicators on the day that President Obama leaves office. You should read the entire article, but here's an excerpt:

Washington Monthly | Political Animal Blog: "As we await Donald Trump’s swearing in today, I thought it might be helpful to take a look at some of the key indicators as a baseline for a dashboard of performance by the incoming administration. This is a summary of a few of the metrics they will inherit:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.7% 
  • Underemployment rate: 9.2%
  • Labor Force Participation Rate: 62.7% 
  • Federal deficit: 3.2% of GDP 
  • Dow Jones: 19,732 
  • Uninsured rate: 9% 
  • Medicare is projected to be solvent until 2028 
  • Number of troops deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria: 14,700 (6,000/8,400/300)"

It's your move, Comrade Donnie...

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