While commenters here and pundits everywhere bluster about how Obama’s policies are to blame for today’s unemployment and debt – not to mention the world wide financial crisis that was well under way by the time he took office, I feel compelled to re-post a few old favorites.
Here’s a little history lesson re the debt. Periods of debt (as a percentage of GDP) increases are seen in grey.
This chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is number of jobs lost, which of course – cumulatively – is the basis for unemployment figures. (Jan ’08 to Nov ’09)