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nellie On February - 19 - 2010

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Education

2008- UNITED NATIONS — EDUCATION INDEX

TOP 20 COUNTRIES

AUSTRALIA, DENMARK, FINLAND & NEW ZEALAND = TIED FOR #1
CANADA
NORWAY
SOUTH KOREA
IRELAND
NETHERLANDS
GREECE
ICELAND
FRANCE
CUBA
LUXEMBOURG
BELGIUM
SWEDEN
SPAIN
SLOVENIA
LITHUANIA
UNITED STATES
KAZAKHSTAN

Hey, we’re # 19! We beat Kazakhstan– where Borat came from! WooHoo!!”


AFFORDABILITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION RANKINGS

TOP 15 – MOST AFFORDABLE FIRST

1. Sweden
2. Finland
3. The Netherlands
4. Belgium (Flemish Community)
5. Ireland
6. Belgium (French Community)
7. Austria
8. Germany
9. France
10. Italy
11. Canada
12. Australia
13. United States
14. United Kingdom
15. New Zealand

http://securingamerica.com/ccn/node/17802

Employment

Interesting chart showing the rate of job losses under Bush and Obama, from Organizing for America:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/recoveryanniversary/

graph


Since Truman was elected in 1948, 53.2 million new jobs were created during the 24 years when Democrats held The White House, and 38.3 million were created during the 36 years of Republican administrations. Check it out for yourself:

Millions of Jobs Added
Truman 1949 -1952 5.2
Eisenhower 1953 – 1956 2.7
Eisenhower 1957 – 1960 0.8
Kennedy/Johnson 1961 – 1964 5.7
Johnson 1965 – 1968 9.8
Nixon 1969 – 1972 6.1
Nixon/Ford 1972 – 1976 5.2
Carter 1977 – 1980 10.4
Reagan 1981 – 1984 5.2
Reagan 1985 – 1988 10.8
Bush 1989 – 1992 2.5
Clinton 1993 – 1996 11.6
Clinton 1997 – 2000 11.5
Bush 2001 – 2004 (0.1)
Bush 2005 – 2008 5.1
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-fiderer/the-simple-arithmetic-of_b_124510.html

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