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The Obama Presidency

THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." BY THE NUMBERS -Barack Obama, 2009 POVERTY RATE 5% 10% 15% "Poverty is not an issue I just discovered for the purposes of a campaign, it is the cause that led me to a life of public service almost twenty-five years ago." 2008 13.2% (39.8 Million) 2010 14.3% (43.6 Million) Barack Obama, 2008 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE "We have to have a president who understands that the 20% essence of the American 16.2% dream is a good job." 15% 14.0% 9.1% Barack Obama, 2008 10% 7.8% U-3 Unemployment Rate -o- 5% U-6 Unemployment Rate -o- Jan '09 Nov '09 Sep '10 Aug '11 AVERAGE WEEKS UNEMPLOYED "There is no better stimulus than 40.3 Weeks unemployment benefits, as this money quickly flows from those who need help into local economies. 19.9 Weeks X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X President Obama's Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Jan 2009 Aug 2011 2010 MEDIAN INCOME $52,029 $49,445 "American families, since George Bush has been in office, have seen average family incomes go down $2,000." Barack Obama, 2008 2008 2010 HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS Average Family Plan $15,073 "We'll work with your employer to lower your premiums by $2,500 per family per year." $12,680 Barack Obama, 2008 2008 2011 NUMBER OF JOBS 142,201,000 "Together with the appointees that I have announced, these leaders will help craft a 21st-century economic plan with the goal of creating 2.5 million jobs and strengthening our economy." 139,627,000 Barack Obama, 2008 Jan 2009 Aug 2011 INFLATION RATE 3.77% "We've been very, very clear that we will not allow inflation to rise above 2 percent." %2$ 0.03% Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, 2010 "He has my strongest support. I think he's done a good job." Jan 2009 Aug 2011 Barack Obama, 2010 FOOD STAMP USAGE "Dream of a president who was raised like Barack was by a single mom who had to work and go to school and raise her kids and accept food stamps 45.2 Million 31.9 Million once in a while." Michelle Obama, 2008 Jan 2009 May 2011 AVERAGE PRICE OF A GALLON OF GAS $3.66 "I think it is important to send some price signals to change peoples' going to be $1.82 behavior... It is inless" Barack Obama, 2008 Jan 2009 Aug 2011 AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME VALUE $180,449 $171,900 "Tonight, more Americans are out of work, and more are working for less. More of you have lost your homes, and even more are watching your home values plummet." Barack Obama, 2008 Q1 2009 Q2 2011 NATIONAL DEBT $5 T $10 T $15 T "Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that the buck stops here...America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership." Jan 2009 $10.6 Trillion $4.1 Trillion Sep 2011 $14.7 Trillion Barack Obama, 2006 THE DEFICIT $500 B $1 T $1.5T "#43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic." 2008 $438 Billion $842 Billion 2011 $1.28 Trillion Barack Obama, 2008 %24 %24

The Obama Presidency

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In this graphic, I took a look at various statements and promises made by Barack Obama (and a few others) during both the 2008 campaign and early on in his Presidency. These statements were then set a...


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