Friday, February 8, 2013

How could a usurper get re-elected on this record?

Are We Better off Now Than We Were Four Years Ago?

A question has been put forward that has the Obama administration struggling to answer. “Are we better off now than we were four years ago?” What seems like a simple question that is asked of any politician seeking re-election seems to be a stumbling block for President Obama and his campaign. Over the next few months the campaign will try to craft and spin an answer to that question while ignoring the reality. Here are just a few of the facts that should not be overlooked.
National Debt
2009: 10.6 Trillion
Now: 16 Trillion
Food Stamps
2009: 32.2 million people enrolled
Now: 46.2 million people enrolled
2009: 7.8%
Now: 8.3%
Median Household Income
2009: $54,983
Now: $50,964
Gas Prices
2009: $1.85
Now: $3.80