(Written by: Brett Smith, Courtesy of the Warcry November 2011)
President Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America and in January of 2009, was one of the most eagerly awaited presidents of all time.
Obama spent the majority of his campaign critiquing and criticizing failed Bush policies and making empty promises that Americans soon found out were empty.
However, in 2008, citizens of America could not wait to see the “hope” and “change,” that he had promised throughout his fight for The White House.
The chants of “Yes we can,” had shifted to “Yes we did,” and it seemed as though America would finally recover from what many called “The George W. Bush recession.”
Since that time in 2009, President Obama has been nothing but a failure, and America cannot afford four more years of his crazy policies.
In 2008, the poverty rate in America was 13.2%, which were approximately 38.9 million people. As of 2010, just two years after Obama took office, the change he promised years before was finally fulfilled, but not in a positive way.
Poverty rose to 14.3% which is approximately 43.6 million people. It was in the great year of 2008, in which we elected the greatest president ever, and by “greatest” I am using an antonym. He truly ranks with Jimmy Carter as one of the worst presidents ever.
Nevertheless, in that year, the average time span for an individual to be unemployed was approximately 19.9 weeks. That number has now risen to about 40.3 weeks, doubling in simply 3 years.
While on the road to The White House, Obama constantly mentioned how, under President Bush’s 8 years in office, the family median income went down by about $2,000.
However, under President Obama, in just three years, median income has gone from $52,029 to about $49,445, a difference of $2,584. The longer Obama is in office, the better the Bush years are looking.
Another interesting fact about President Obama’s administration is that under it, in 2009, the average family healthcare plan cost $12,680. Since then, it has risen to $15,073.
Sure, some of that may have to do with inflation, but that never halted Obama’s criticism of President Bush. Also, the number of private sector jobs available in our country in 2009, 142,201,000, has shrunk to nearly 139,627,000 in August of 2011.
Inflation has gone from 0.03% in 2009, to 3.77% in August 2011, meaning the value of the dollar has decreased substantially.
Staying on the subject of inflation, one of Obama’s many campaign “promises,” was not to allow inflation above 2%. Well, we see how that is going, the same as the rest of his empty promises, unfulfilled.
President Obama is, as GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich likes to call him, “the food stamp president,” and that is a pretty fair title. Under Obama, the number of people who use food stamps has gone up from 31.9 million in 2009, to 45.2 million in 2011.
That is obviously not the only thing increasing. Gas prices have also gone up. In the month Obama was elected, gas was a mere $1.82 a gallon. Since then, that number has risen to $3.40 a gallon.
While on the campaign trail in 2007, then Senator Obama stated that “By the end of my first term in office, I will have cut the deficit in half.”
Would you be surprised to hear that the deficit has doubled since then? In 2008 it was $428 billion; it is now $1.28 trillion. Our national debt has gone from $10.6 trillion in 2009, to $14.7 trillion in 2011.
So, the only question that remains is, what will these numbers look like if we re-elect this man in 2012. Let us not find out.
There are many seniors…and juniors…and even some underclassmen that are old enough to vote.
Do so. Get this hypocritical, empty promising, tax hiking, debt raising, liberal out of office, and replace him with a Republican who can turn our country around and get America working again.