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The Obama presidency - 'a one-term proposition?'

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"If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." - President Barack Obama on NBC's "Today," February 2, 2009:

The good folks at Minnesota Majority have put together a terrific video using President Obama's own metrics to assess his presidency. The result is devastating. Watch the accompanying video, "Obama Presidency by the numbers."

Do you agree with Obama's self assessment that his presidency will be "a one-term proposition?"

  • Poverty Rate: We can't afford to lose a generation of tomorrow's doctors and scientists and teachers to poverty.
  • Unemployment Rate: The Obama Regime told us that without Obama's bailout the unemployment rate would reach 9%, but if Congress passed his boondoggle, unemployment would peak at 8%.
  • Average Weeks Unemployed: January 2009 - 19.9 weeks. August 2011 - 40.3 weeks.
  • Median Income: 2008 - $52,029. 2011 - $49,445.
  • Health Insurance Premiums: 2008 - $12,680. 2011 - $15,073.
  • Number of Jobs: January 2009 - 142,201,000. August 2011 - 139,627,000. Historically, the U.S. economy should produce 2,433,207 new private sector jobs each year.
  • Inflation: January 2009 - 0.03%. August 2011 - 3.77%.
  • Food Stamp Usage: January 2009 - 31.9 Million. August 2011 - 45.2 Million.
  • Average Price of Gas: January 2009 - $1.82. August 2011 - $3.66.
  • Average Home Value: Q1 2009 - $180,449. Q2 2011 - $171,900.
  • National Debt: January 2009 - $10.6 Trillion. September 2011 - $14.7 Trillion. An increase of $4.1 Trillion in less than three years.
  • National Deficit: 2008 - $438 Billion. 2011 - $1.28 Trillion.




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