Obama's Failing Record: The Numbers Do Not Lie

Following President Barack Obama's self-congratulatory State of the Union address, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, produced a simple chart that tells the real story of the Obama administration:

America Before President Obama Took Office and Now









































































 



Before



Now



Change



Number of Unemployed1



12.0 Million



13.1 Million



+9%



Long-Term Unemployed2



2.7 Million



5.6 Million



+107%



Unemployment Rate3



7.8%



8.5%



+9%



“High Unemployment” States4



22



43



+95%



Misery Index5



7.83



11.46



+46%



Price of Gas6



$1.85



$3.39



+83%



“Typical” Monthly Family Food Cost7



$974



$1,013



+4%



Median Value of Single-Family Home8



$196,600



$169,100



-14%



Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies9



6.62%



10.23%



+55%



U.S. National Debt10



$10.6 Trillion



$15.2 Trillion



+43%





For more, and for references, visit the House Ways and Means Committee website here.

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