Let’s take a look at President Barack Obama’s economic record, for example:
Real unemployment (including “marginally displaced workers”) is 15.9 percent. Before he took office, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 10.5 percent. Average weeks unemployed: 40.8. Before, it was 19.8. Number of unemployed 27-plus weeks: 5.6 million. Before: 2.6 million. Number of jobs, nonfarm, seasonally adjusted: 131,900,000. Before: 134,383,000.
According to the U.S. Census: Poverty rate: 15.1 percent (46.2 million). Before: 13.2 percent (39.8 million).
According to the U.S. Treasury: National debt: $15.5 trillion. Before: $10.7 trillion.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation: Average annual insurance premium for employer-sponsored family coverage: $15,073. Before: $12,680.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Food stamp recipients: 46.3 million. Before: 31.7 million.
After three years, it’s time to admit Obama has failed. In 2008, he had no real record to run on. Now in 2012, he has a very clear record of disappointment and stagnation, not hope and change.