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15 Facts that even Obama supporters have to agree with

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Conservatives and liberals may disagree on reasons, motivations, and excuses for Barack Obama's performance, but the facts are still facts. There may be many reasons that a pro football coach goes 1-15, but everyone can agree that his record is still 1-15, right? Well, here are some basic facts about how the country is faring with Barack Obama in the White House. Take a look at the numbers, sans commentary, and make your own judgment about whether Barack Obama deserves another term in office.

1) Real median household income is down $4300 since Obama took office.

2) The percentage of unemployed workers who've been out of a job for more than a year is over 30%.

3) The country has had the longest streak of +8% unemployment since the Depression under Obama: 39 months and counting.

4) In 2011 under Barack Obama, nearly one out of every seven Americans was on food stamps. That's a 70 percent increase from 2007.

5) Fifty percent of new college graduates are underemployed or unemployed.

6) U.S. home ownership is at a decade long low. So is the number of Americans who say their home is worth more than they paid for it. Home prices are the lowest they've been since 2002.

7) Barack Obama ended NASA's manned space program.

8) Going into this election cycle, Barack Obama had raised more money from Wall Street than any President in history. He has also raised more money from Wall Street than all of the GOP presidential contenders combined in this election cycle.

9) Under Barack Obama's leadership, the last time Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats passed a budget was April 9, 2009.

10) Barack Obama's budget was defeated 414-0 in the House and 99-0 in the Senate.

11) When he was running for President in 2008, Barack Obama pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than 250,000 dollars per year. He broke that promise with the tanning salon tax and with Obamacare, which raises almost 500 billion dollars in new taxes, a significant portion of which would be paid by people making less than 250,000 dollars per year.

12) When Barack Obama took office, gas was $1.95 per gallon. Today gas is $3.72 per gallon.

13) In February of this year, the federal government had a 229 billion dollar deficit. That was the largest deficit in the history of the United States.

14) America lost its AAA credit rating (which it had held since 1917) on Obama's watch despite the fact that [url=http://rightwingnews.com/barack-obama/another-great-obamachievement-america-loses-its-aaa-rating/]Timothy Geithner publicly said there was "no risk" of that happening[/url].

15) Barack Obama added more to the debt in just 38 months than George Bush did in two full terms as President.




http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/05/18/15_facts_that_even_obamas_biggest_supporters_should_be_able_to_admit_are_true/page/full/


Added: May-19-2012 Occurred On: May-19-2012
By: yorba
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  • he is a complete failure, nothing at all to salvage.

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  • Son moving out....

    Two men were having coffee, when one of them said: Last night, my son just walked into the living room and said, "Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out of the window, take my TV, stereo, iPhone, iPod, and my laptop.

    Please give my guns to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Then sell my car Take my front door key away from me and throw me out of the house.

    Then disown me and never talk to me again. And don't forget More..

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  • But I gots me sum food stamps now, I ain't gotta do shit.

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  • 16 : brain dead libs are stinky parasites

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    but oBama is teh ghey.
    That will win votes from the vocal radical minority.

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  • Some of that shit can be attributed to Bush but at the same time you can't blame him forever. Also I heard this stat before that gas was 1.95 a gallon when Obama came in office but I don't remember it being that low in 10 years. I actually remember back in about 2004 or so I had an argument with my then girlfriend because she wanted to go somewhere over 100 miles away and I was yelling at her that gas was 2.70$ a gallon and shit was expensive.

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  • Somebody just vanished, never to be heard or seen again. Buh bye, my 3rd grade friend.

    XX OO

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  • there are facts. there are excuses. excuses (with factual valid explanations) that nullify the fact should be considered. facts that nullify the excuses should be considered above the excuse.

    rinse and repeat this list with every counter-argument then see who wins.

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  • Re: Point 12

    It is not the president's job to set gas prices. The government is not, and should not be involved in the transaction between oil company and consumer. If you don't like the price of gas, then stop buying it you incredible moron. On that point alone, I dismiss your article as the work of a complete shithead.

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    • @livewire242

      PS, I think Obama is as close as I've ever seen to the earthly embodiment of evil. I despise everything about him, and wouldn't waste my piss on him even if he was on fire.

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    • @livewire242 I don't give the tiniest of fucks what you dismiss and what you don't. You're Canadian, so you are double irrelevant. These things are fact, read the first sentence of the fucking article. Facts are a real pain in the ass, eh? And you are correct on gas, but libs and Obama are getting it back in truckloads after they went on a national campaign about Bush and gas prices when they hit $3 a gallon. When Obama is in office and they hit $4, "it's not the government's fault.& More..

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    • @yorba

      Sure, it's a fact. Gas prices went up. You know what else is a fact? Carrots are orange. That fact is totally irrelevant to Obama's performance as president. Gas prices are affected by a number of factors, but politics should not be one of them. It's simply supply (the volume of dead dinosaur stew in the ground) and demand (the number of SUV-driving lardasses willing to pay for it).

      If you feel government should control gas prices, then you are a socialist. THAT is a fact.

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    • @livewire242 Yeah, I'm a socialist. Hilarious, you. I am a massive capitalist pig. You are either blind or can't read, because we in agreement on gas prices, just don't tell me Bush was responsible for high gas, but Obama isn't. And if you aren't saying it, then the idiot left in this country is.

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  • Well, on number 10, the Republicans voted against because it had Obama's name on it and the Democrats voted against it because of the changes the Republicans made in committee. We need to elect politicians that put country before party and these numbers you posted prove that we have zero in office now.

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  • youre lying with statistics.

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  • i dont really doubt these are fake but id like to see more verification on these "facts" by more/better sources

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  • I feel sorry for teabaggers.
    They´re always so resentful and small.
    Must be an awful way to live.

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  • It will continue under obama or romney. I cant believe the fate of the world lies with a country where American idol gets more voters than on election day and the population has the highest prison rate by three fold in the world..

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    • @oldboy6o4

      LoL, you bring up a good point about American idol and voting!! But the prison rate isn't the peoples fault, that's the fault of,having privitazed prison where there is a profit to be made, and a lot of our stupid ass laws...now dot get me wrong, we do have tons of idiots here that give a lot of good Americans s bad name...well our fucked up government doesn't help that either....

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    • @Bthor420 Oh I dont blame the people, just their apathy. And its no better up here either ffs.

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  • If only someone has done an "article" like this when Bush was around, such as; when President George W. Bush took office in 2001, gasoline sold for an average of $1.55 a gallon. In the summer of 2008, his last year in office, prices exceeded $4.25. But then, that would be fair and balanced.

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    • @100 Leaves Gas prices have nothing to do with who sits in the Oval Office. But don't tell that to Democrats, who shit their pants and ate it when Bush was in office and gas hit $3 + a gallon. We were on our way to $5 under Obama, but "it's not the President's fault." Stop typing the name Bush, bro. It's so over and done with and Obama is on his own after nearly 4 years. Bummer about being President.

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    • @100 Leaves Most people who dont like Obama dont like Bush either, their policies are virtually identical and Obamas stepped up Bushes most egregious policies, drone wars, illegal wiretapping,new wars, crushing of public dissent, the destruction of your Constitution, guantanamo, so stop with either/or BS.

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    • @oldboy6o4 Not to mention Bush's massive prescription drug entitlement program for our wisened and wealthy seniors.

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    • @cdlcrash gas prices always drop a little right before memorial day.

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    • @oldboy6o4

      How does the get a thumbs down? Obama has doubled or even trippled downed on every policy of Bush's that liberals criticize.

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  • Dealing with Bush's policies must have been a nightmare!

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