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The Bush Stock Market Collapse

Here’s a BushToll nugget that pretty much speaks for itself… documentation of the historic stock market crash that occurred under George W. Bush. When George W. Bush took office on Jan. 20, 2001, the S&P 500 stock market index stood at $1,342.54. The day President Bush left office, it was $805.22, a drop of 40 percent

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fared a bit better. It dropped only 25 percent. Sadly, the tech-heavy NASDAQ shed 48 percent of its value on President Bush’s watch.

As they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words:

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