Since OT is primarily devoted these days to smearing anyone who opposes America's "fundamental transformation" under our current leadership, I thought this blog post from several weeks ago might be helpful. Whether or not you like the direction 0bama's taking us, the information provided in this essay from the Economic Collapse Blog should at least provide some insight into why some of us have serious problems with his record. None of these 33 facts are actually "shocking" to people who've been watching this disaster unfold carefully since day one, but even people inclined to be skeptical of the numbers should take the sheer scope of the data seriously. Just a few of the high(low)lights...
#2 Since Obama has been president, seven out of every eight jobs that have been "created" in the U.S. economy have been part-time jobs.
#6 When the Obama era began, the average duration of unemployment in this country was 19.8 weeks. Today, it is 36.6 weeks.
#7 During the first four years of Obama, the number of Americans "not in the labor force" soared by an astounding 8,332,000. That far exceeds any previous four year total.
#13 Median household income in America has fallen for four consecutive years. Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.
#16 When Barack Obama entered the White House, there were about 32 million Americans on food stamps. Today, there are more than 47 million Americans on food stamps.
#19 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row. (i can definitely vouch for that one -scherzo)
#26 The total amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has grown by 32 percent since Barack Obama became president.
#31 When Barack Obama was first elected, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70 percent. Today, it is up to 101 percent.