Obama’s First Two Years a Disaster for America
the 2008 election season and after he was inaugurated as the 44th
President of the United States. Life was going to be blue skies and rainbows,
or at least we were told, with hope and change on the way. The American people
would be better off and so would our nation with Obama in control. After a
little more than two years as the President, those blue skies have turned gray
with not the slightest hint of a rainbow.
would become affordable if not altogether free. Surely you remember Peggy Joseph who said, at
a Barack Obama campaign event in August 2008, that she would not have to worry
about paying for her gas and mortgage. Consider what has happened to those
staples of life during the Obama presidency.
$3.57/gallon. When Obama took office in January 2009, the price was
$1.81/gallon. That represents more than a 90% increase in just over two
work, your car gets 20 miles per gallon and that prices remain the same going
forward. Relative to January 2009, you are paying about $18 more per week and
about $72 more per month at the pump.
the past two years to limit the rise of oil and gasoline prices, if anything?”
The answer is…nothing. If anything, his policies have contributed towards
rising prices. Recall the moratorium he enacted on oil drilling following the
BP oil spill that further limited the supply of the commodity from our own
waters. His failure to support drilling in ANWR and his overt allegiance to the
anti-drilling environmental fringe has also directly contributed to less supply
of oil and therefore higher oil prices.
Americans don’t have to worry about a mortgage anymore, as they’ve had their
houses foreclosed. In
2009, a record 2,824,674 foreclosures took place, while 2,872,892
foreclosures occurred in
2010. In other words, 5.7 million families have lost their homes, but at
least they’re not up all night wondering how they will pay their
voters who cast their ballot for Barack Obama. After all, President Obama’s
policies were going to reignite the economy and keep the unemployment rate
below 8% at least that is what we were told, thereby making those aforementioned
mortgages affordable. The opposite has occurred.
unemployment rate stood at 7.3%. From that point until December 2010, a period
in which Obama benefited from accommodative Democratic majorities in the House
and Senate, the unemployment rate rose to 10.1% at one time and remained at or
above 9.5% from July 2009 until November 2010.
a surge in America’s deficit. Under the direction of President Obama, the
United States has seen its deficit
increase by more than $3 trillion or by nearly $10,000 for every man, woman,
and child in America.
promise of “When there’s a bill that ends up on my desk, as President, you,
the public, will have five days to look online to find out what’s in it before I
sign it….” Again, the reality has been the complete opposite.
the ObamaCare bill, said,
“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Really? I
thought that 2,700 page bill would be posted on the Internet for all to view for
five days. Instead, it was rushed through and pushed down our throats, despite
most Americans not in favor of it. Again, Obama failed to deliver, as he has
time after time.
the facts, we are no better off as a nation than we were when Obama took
office. The average American citizen has failed to see an improvement in his or
her lifestyle versus two years ago. This is a presidency, up to this point,
that has been an absolute disaster for our nation and our people.
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