America – then and now.
From the Committee on Ways and Means: Earlier this week during his State of the Union address, President Obama said, “The defining issue of our time is how to keep that [American] promise alive.”
What he conveniently omitted from his speech was that his failed policies have done nothing to make it easier to achieve, or afford, success. In fact, as the table below shows, the Obama Administration has left Americans worse off.
America Before President Obama Took Office and Now
|Number of Unemployed||12.0 Million||13.1 Million||+9%|
|Long-Term Unemployed||2.7 Million||5.6 Million||+107%|
|“High Unemployment” States||22||43||+95%|
|Price of Gas||$1.85||$3.39||+83%|
|“Typical” Monthly Family Food Cost||$974||$1,013||+4%|
|Median Value of Single-Family Home||$196,600||$169,100||-14%|
|Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies||6.62%||10.23%||+55%|
|U.S. National Debt||$10.6 Trillion||$15.2 Trillion||+43%|
Go here for the full chart, with noted citations and background data.
Is this what the sheeple really wanted when they voted for “hope and change”? You got some change – and then some. Can you imagine the “change” Skippy could implement with another four years?
And if any of you proggies want to defend Skippy – or blame Bush for these numbers – I’m open to critical debate. Name calling will be ignored.
h/t Big Government