It’s just weeks until Barack Obama leaves the office, and his legacy is one that will be debated by pundits and historians for decades to come.
Personally, I don’t think there’s much to debate for anyone whose been paying attention. Whether it be his economic record, his foreign policy record, or anything else, there isn’t much to be proud of.
Below are the ten WORST statistics that should leave even leftists questioning Obama’s legacy.
$19.9 Trillion: The Staggering Mountain Of Debt Obama Will Leave Behind On January 20, 2017. (“Daily History Of The Debt,” U.S. Department Of Treasury, Accessed 12/23/16)
$1 Trillion: Tax Increases In ObamaCare Over A Decade. (“ObamaCare: Trillion Dollar Tax Hike That Hurts Small Businesses,” U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Ways And Means, 3/31/16)
$870.3 Billion: Estimated Economic Cost Of All The New Federal Government Regulations Finalized Since Obama Took Office. (“Regulation Rodeo,” American Action Forum, Accessed 12/27/16)
$750 Billion: The U.S.’s Global Trade Deficit Last Year Under Obama. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 12/27/16)
$690 Billion: Increase In Student Debt Since Obama Took Office. (“Student Loans Owned And Securitized, Outstanding,” Federal Reserve Bank Of St. Louis, Accessed 12/27/16)
82,288: Number Of Criminals Illegal Immigrants Released By The Obama Administration From 2013 To 2015. (Maria Sacchetti, “Criminal Immigrants Reoffend At High Rates Than ICE Has Suggested,” The Boston Globe, 6/4/16)
$8,390: The Increase In The Average Cost Of Tuition, Fees, And Room And Board At A Four Year Public College Since Obama Took Office. (“Trends In College Pricing 2016,” The College Board, 10/26/16)
5%: The Reduction Of The Percentage Of Americans Who Self Identify As Middle-Class Since Obama Took Office. (Frank Newport, “Americans’ Identification As Middle Class Edges Back Up,” Gallup, 12/15/16)
2%: The “Anemic” Average Annual GDP Growth Since Obama Took Office. (Larry Light, “Obama’s 8-Year Economic Legacy: A Mixed Bag,” CBS, 12/23/16)
$0.19: Decrease In The Median U.S. Hourly Wage Since Obama Took Office. (“State Of Working America Data Library,” Economic Policy Institute, Accessed 12/27/16)
And here’s a bonus one:
0: Excuses Obama Has For Why His Party’s Nominee, Who Ran On His Legacy, Failed To Win In November. (The American People, 11/8/16)
Of course, this isn’t to say that his legacy has been all bad. Here are a few positive aspects of it:
18: Less Democrat-Controlled State Legislative Bodies Since Obama Took Office. (“2009 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 1/26/09; “2016 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 12/6/16)
12: Less Democrat Governors Since Obama Took Office. (“2009 State And Legislative Partisan Composition,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 1/26/09; Jennifer Duffy, “Governors: 2017/2018 Race Ratings,” The Cook Political Report, 12/2/16)
12: Less Democrats In The U.S. Senate Since Obama Took Office. (Jennifer E. Manning, “Membership Of The 111th Congress: A Profile,” Congressional Research Service, 12/23/09; “House Election Results,” The New York Times, 12/19/16)
If only he’d continue with those last three. That’s truly the extent of what he’s done to improve America!
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