POINTS TO PONDER: 11-13-08

by Staff

The presidential inauguration

Number of tickets printed so far:
250,000

Asking price for a ticket from one source:
$20,000

Date of the inauguration:
Jan. 20

Weeks between election and the president being sworn in:
11

Crisis in California

Current budget deficit:
11.2 million

Proposed increase sales tax:
1.5 cents

Length of tax increase:
3 years

Proposed spending cuts:
4.5 billion

Buy more coffee?

Starbucks’ fourth quarter profit down:
97 percent

Last time unemployment was this high:
1994

Fiscal year profit for 2008:
315.5 million

Number of positions recently cut:
1,000

8212;Compiled by Assistant State of Mind Editor Tucker Wincele

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