Ten facts Democrats do not want to talk about:
1. Sluggish economic growth. Yes, we’ve had a couple of strong
quarters, but annualized growth throughout the Obama presidency has been
less than 2 percent. That is horrendous.
2. Median income is down $3,000 per household since Obama took office. Astonishing.
3. The labor participation rate is down from 67 percent to 62
percent, which makes the published unemployment rate look much better
than it really is. The U6 rate, which includes those who have given up
looking for work, remains over 10 percent.
4. More part-time jobs have been created than full-time jobs in last six years.
5. The home ownership rate is down from 67 percent to 64 percent.
6. Taxes went up when the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire.
Liberals will say that’s fine because they only went up on the rich. I
say the government did what it too often does and chose to target
producers and opportunity creators.
7. ObamaCare is a failure! More people are losing their insurance
than are becoming newly insured, and 51 percent of those enrolled in the
exchanges say they will not re-up given the opportunity the next time
around. Then there are the 29ers (people being limited to 29 hours a
week because of ObamaCare mandates) and the 49ers (not the San Francisco
ones . . . the businesses intentionally staying under 50 employees to
avoid the coverage mandate). There are also thousands of doctors
refusing patients with ObamaCare coverage because they can’t cover their
costs on the reimbursements, while thousands more doctors are retiring
8. The national debt has exceeded $17 trillion for the first time in
U.S. history. Remember when Obama declared as a senator that running up
debt was unpatriotic? Um. Yeah.
9. From the Middle East to Eastern Europe to Russia to Britain to the
Falkland Islands to Latin America to Mexico to the Far East, our
foreign policy is a muddled mess. Shockingly to Obama the rest of the
world did not conform to his global ideals just because he gave speeches
saying they should.
10. Twice as many U.S. military deaths have happened in the Middle
East under Obama’s watch in half the time as under President Bush’s.
This happened despite aggressive campaigning by Obama against the war
in Iraq, promoting him as the bringer of peace to the region, a foreign
policy prodigy and the savior of U.S. service men and women.