Monday, October 16, 2006


Them in the Bush years:

...the profits of Standard & Poor's 500 companies more than doubled from 2001 to 2005, according to Zacks Investment Research. S.& P. 500 profits now stand at 8.6 percent of gross domestic product, a high-water mark in Commerce Department data reaching back to 1947. And analysts predict that the median S.& P. 500 company will enjoy 12.8 percent profit growth this year and 12.9 percent in 2007, according to Zacks.

You in the Bush years:

...the share of the economy devoted to workers' wages and benefits has eroded in the United States over the last five years.

...this economic slice, including wages, health insurance and pension benefits, declined 2.5 percentage points from 2000 to 2005, to 56.5 percent of gross domestic product, according to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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