Wednesday, November 05, 2008

What Kind Of Change Did You Vote For?

Did you vote for change? Will it be the right change? Lets first take a look at the change over the last 4 years. Are we better off than we were 4 years ago? You may be surprised. Let's see what CNN reported (kind of).

This was first brought to my attention by Glenn Beck's Newsletter, but I wanted to check it out for myself. So I dug into the source info and what was asserted was substantiated in the data. Here is what was affirmed.
"...Noel Sheppard is an author from Newsbusters and he looked at the exit polls. And remember, you know, are you better off. The failed policies of the past. Here are the exit polls. 'The percentage of poor voters showed a huge decrease in 2004 while the percentage of folks making over 200,000 doubled, doubled.' [Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters] ...Add it up. When you look at it from an income perspective, voters did pretty well over the last four years. You wouldn't think that, would you?" by Glenn Beck, 2008-11-05, on talk radio.
Now, lets take a look at the numbers that CNN reported.

Consolidated CNN Exit Poll Results
Under $15,0008%6%25% ↓
$ 15- 30,00015%12%20% ↓
$ 30- 50,00022%19%14% ↓
$ 50- 75,00023%21%9% ↓
$ 75-100,00014%15%7% ↑
$100-150,00011%14%27% ↑
$150-200,0004%6%50% ↑
$200,000+3%6%100% ↑

The number of folks in the lower income brackets shrank and the number of folks in the higher income brackets increased, both significantly. This data affirms that we got richer over the last four years. Who'd want to change that? Obama said he does. If this is what he calls "failed economic policies," then it stands to reason that Obama considers economic policies a success if we got poorer. I guess we now know what "change" we have to look forward for the next 4 years.

Hold onto your wallets folks. They are about to get a lot thinner -- if he "succeeds".


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