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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Saturday, February 04, 2006
PREVIOUS STATES OF THE UNION
George W. Bush is the fifth president since World War II to give six State fo the Union addresses. How the nation was faring economically in the year before each president's sixth speech:


DWIGHT EISENHOWER
1957


Economic growth: 2.0 percent
Inflation rate: 3.3 percent
Unemplyment rate: 4.3 percent
Federal spending (not adjusted for inflation) $76.6 billion

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RICHARD NIXON
1973


Economic growth: 5.8 percent
Inflation rate: 6.2 percent
Unemployment rate: 4.9 percent
Federal spending (not adjusted for inflation) $245.7 billion

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RONALD REAGAN
1985


Economic growth: 4.1 percent
Inflation rate: 3.6 percent
Unemployment rate: 7.2 percent
Federal spending(not adjusted for inflation) $946.4 billion

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BILL CLINTON
1997


Economic growth: 4.5 percent
Inflation rate: 2.3 percent
Unemployment rate: 4.9 percent
Federal spending (not adjusted for inflation) $1.6 trillion

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GEORGE W. BUSH
2005


Economic growth: 3.5 percent
Inflation rate: 3.4 percent
Unemployment rate: 5.1 percent
Federal spending (not adjusted for inflation) $2.5 trillion


(Source: Census Bureau,Bureau of Labor Statistics and Office of Management and Budget)
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