...increase in unemployment rate during his presidency? Keep in my mind that Obama said in mid 2009 that he expected the unemployment rate would likely rise to 10% in the next couple of years. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=auTTvgeN294Y I don't think it's fair to put all of the blame on Obama simply because he is president. Obama has created 2.5 million jobs and saved even more. I do agree he could have done more (how much?), but I have yet to be convinced that Obama is the reason why the unemployment rate is as high as it is. I really am open to answers on this. I want answers that illlustrate how his policies have been detrimental on a national level.