Should President Obama be re-elected? The facts suggest that he does not deserve to be re-elected. Since Obama constantly blames his failures on his predecessor, George Bush, we should compare the important numbers such as home prices, gas prices, unemployment rate, and budget deficits.
Home prices in the nation’s 20 largest cities have lost about one-third of their value since the summer of 2006. From 2010 to 2011, home prices fell about 3.6 percent in the 20 largest cities.
Most of us have probably noticed the chronically high gas prices. The price of gas has doubled since Obama took office. The average price per gallon today is about $3.56. We can thank Obama’s hostility toward energy sources that actually work (in favor of fantasizing about “green energy”) for at least part of this increase.
Obama, if elected for another four years, is on track to add more to the debt than all 42 of the presidents who preceded him combined. He has had deficits of over $1 trillion every year he has been in office. So far, Obama has added $5 trillion to the deficit. The debt is racking up at an alarming $49,000 per second under the Obama presidency. Obama called Bush “un-American” for deficits that were one-third the size of his. Obama also promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, which is just one of the many promises he has broken.
Finally, unemployment rates under Obama have averaged well over nine percent. Under Bush, the average unemployment rate was about six percent. Obama promised that his massive deficit spending would keep unemployment under eight percent–just another example of a promise not kept by this president.
The Obama presidency has been an epic failure. A vote for him is a vote against America’s future. A vote for him is a vote for more generational theft. If you want America to continue to decline then, by all means, vote for Obama in November.
–Bill Hanrahan, Op-ed Editor