Is the Country Headed in the Right Direction?

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are campaigning on the sentiment that the
country is not headed in the right direction. Certainly, many of our
citizens would echo that sentiment. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll has that number at 73%. But here are a few other numbers to think about.

  1. The Dow closed at 8,077.56 the day Obama was sworn in. It will open
    today at 13,207.95. That’s a 63% increase.
  2. NASDAQ closed at 1,440.86 the day Obama was sworn in. It will open
    today at 3,020.86. That’s a 110% increase.
  3. The S&P closed at 805.22 the day Obama was sworn in. It will open
    today at 1,405.87. That’s a 75% increase.

Are we where we want to be? No. Are we headed in the right direction? Yes.

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