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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