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Are You Feeling All That Promised “Hope and Change” Yet?

How great were the first four years under Obama?
Let's just say Hugo Chavez is grinning up from Hell...

During the four years that marked President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the real median income of American households dropped by $2,627 and the number of people in poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.

The record total of approximately 46,496,000 people in the United States who are now in poverty, according to the Census Bureau, is more than twice the population of Syria, which, according to the CIA, has 22,457,336 people.

In 2008, the year Obama was elected, real median household income in the United States was $53,644 according to the Census Bureau. In 2012, the last full year of Obama’s first term, median household income was $51,017. Thus, real median household income dropped $2,627—or 4.89 percent—from 2008 to 2012.

In fact, real median household income dropped in every year of Obama's first term. In 2008, when he was elected, it was $53,644. In 2009, the year he was inaugurated, it dropped to 53,285. In 2010, his second year in office, it dropped to $51,892. In 2011, his third year in office, it dropped to $51,100. And, in 2012, his fourth year in office, it dropped to $51,017.

At the same time the number of people living in poverty in the United States increased. In 2008, according to the Census Bureau, there were approximately 39,829,000 people living in poverty in this country. In 2012, there were 46,496,000. That is an increase of approximately 6,667,000—of 16.73 percent—from 2008 to 2012.

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And if that's not enough, the number of households on food stamps in the nation now outnumber all households in Northeast U.S. Add to all of this the price of a gallon of gas has been over $3 a gallon for over 1,000 days ... longest time on record. As Obama and the democrats still insist ObamaCare is just the greatest thing since TP and is not causing this country's economic and employment problems, two of the nation's big and important hospitals (here and here) are about to cut jobs

Reason warns, "The Misery of Obama’s Second Term - The president is now at odds with Congress and the public"

Even members of Obama's own party are increasingly unhappy with him.

Remember this lady from a few years ago? I wonder how her "New Normal" is going these days. Those beans and hotdogs might be a feast soon...

Have we had enough yet? Well, it looks as if truck drivers have. They are threatening to shut down Washington D.C. for three days in October. I would love to see the bikers, the TEA Party, medical doctors, and whatever other Americans that have had enough join them.

1 comment to Are You Feeling All That Promised “Hope and Change” Yet?

  • Honey

    This video is amazing to see now. He smiles and smiles. I don't remember ever seeing another president getting a question like this from a supporter.
    Does anyone else? Or am I deluding myself?