What a crock the left has become with their failure tour. The only significance of 8 percent was that Obama promised it would stay under 8 if he spent our grandchildren into the poor house. The only other significance is that it stayed above 8 percent for 43 weeks. 7.8 percent may or may not be true but it isn't something to brag about. WE told you leftists that his policies would drag out the recovery and we have been proved correct. All any thinking person can do is laugh at the ridiculousness of the liberal left as they pitifully try to stay relevant.