I was perusing some articles on MSNBC (don't worry, I took a shower before I wrote this) and came across a statistic from this article:
a deep recession that has cost 7.2 million jobs over the past two years.
Every source I found said the country lost 2.6 million jobs in 2008. Using just the calculator on my computer, nothing fancy here, I come up with this simple calculation:
7,200,000 - 2,600,000 = 4,600,000
So we had 2.6 million jobs lost in 2008, when Bush was President, and 4.6 million jobs lost in 2009, when Obama was President. Or, according to MSNBC, 7.2 million between them. Aren't statistic fun?
Now I know people are saying that some of these are Bush's fault because they were right after Obama took office. I say that those people can piss off. Bush had to take credit for the recession Clinton left him, Obama got the economy the moment he stepped into the White House.