Obama made things worse. Obama did inherit a mess. But three years later, real income is lower, there are fewer jobs in America, and the U.S. government has trillions more in debt.<quoted text>
how did Obama tank the economy??!!
Stop babbling about jobs added, more people are not even counted for Unemployment because they no long look for work.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were a total of 133,563,000 people working in January of 2009, as of December 2011 there are 131,900,000 meaning that there are 1,663,000 less people working than when Obama took office. Actually this understates the problem. In order to keep pace with the population growth we need to be adding about 100,000 jobs/month or 3,600,000 jobs during Obama's tenure, so technically we need to add approximately 5,263,000 jobs for Obama to get employment to the point of which he took over.
The U.S. economy's growth will slow this year after a blast of stronger growth in late 2011, leaving the 8.5% unemployment rate about where it is now on Election Day, according to USA TODAY's quarterly survey of economists.
The biggest reason for slower growth is that a late-2011 bounce back from the effects of the Japanese earthquake last March won't last, according to Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. Slower growth will help keep unemployment at 8.4% or higher through year's end, economists predict.
Hey, waitaminuteódidnít President Obama say that the earthquake in Japan HURT the US economy? Didnít he use it as an excuse for why the stimulus didnít work?