Obama’s Failing Record: The Numbers Do Not Lie

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    by Joel B. Pollak

    Following President Barack Obama’s self-congratulatory State of the Union address, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, produced a simple chart that tells the real story of the Obama administration:

    America Before President Obama Took Office and Now









    Before


    Now


    Change




    Number of Unemployed1


    12.0 Million


    13.1 Million


    +9%




    Long-Term Unemployed2


    2.7 Million


    5.6 Million


    +107%




    Unemployment Rate3


    7.8%


    8.5%


    +9%




    “High Unemployment” States4


    22


    43


    +95%




    Misery Index5


    7.83


    11.46


    +46%




    Price of Gas6


    $1.85


    $3.39


    +83%




    “Typical” Monthly Family Food Cost7


    $974


    $1,013


    +4%




    Median Value of Single-Family Home8


    $196,600


    $169,100


    -14%




    Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies9


    6.62%


    10.23%


    +55%




    U.S. National Debt10


    $10.6 Trillion


    $15.2 Trillion


    +43%




    For more, and for references, visit the House Ways and Means Committee website here.

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    Yes Bush left Obama with a mess. And it took a long time to climb out of the greast depression. I suspect things will go slow as long as we have the do nothing House of Rep.
     
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    Obama's first year was pretty rough. George W. Bush left him with 2 ( Count em ) full on wars that involved nation building, a brand new department of homeland security, a new medicare entitlement, a collapsing financial sector, a collapsing auto sector and as a provision to pay for all his stuff..he CUT TAXES. ( First time in history, by the way..that this country went to war..and taxes were cut ).

    And..Bush LIED about how deep the deficit really was..

    Good job boys!

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    Why any American would still back the republican party is beyond reason
     
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    It is really amazing how badly the republicans screwed up the economy but left a legacy of unfunded wars, unfunded programs and a massive tax cut that made it impossible to balance the budget

    To top it off, Republicans blocked every measure that attempted to fix the mess they created
     
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    And the GOP candidates want to put in place MORE Bush-like policies...only on steroids.
     
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    Funny how they managed to block stuff when the Democrats locked them out in the hall with their Super Majorities, Winger.

    The fact of the matter is...Barack Obama came into office saying that he had plans to fix the economy and he was going to hit the ground running! Then he put the economy on a back burner and used the crisis to go after universal health care instead. All those people on long term unemployment? They can thank Barack for that. His priorities didn't start with them or creating jobs.
     
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    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!

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    I didn't think this was possible, but Obama is worse than Jimmy Carter. The Democrats (Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid) have owned Congress since 2006 and had a huge hand in this mess. Obama and his socialist policies of "spread the wealth" have made it worse.

    Facts are facts, OBAMA IS A HUGE FAILURE. Of course Liberals don't do well with facts so expect the usual excuses.
     
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    “I will be held accountable,” Obama said. “I’ve got four years and … A year form now, I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress, but there’s still going to be some pain out there … If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

    - Barack Obama Feb 2009

    Looks like he's a one termer to me!
     
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