As Obama Visits Cedar Rapids, A Look Back at the Obama/Braley State of Failure

January 4, 2009

Good Morning,

President Obama kicks-off his campaign in Cedar Rapids today after delivering a State of the Union address that was filled with more slogans and lofty rhetoric. But Iowans don’t expect anything less from the campaigner-in-chief.

Of course, Bruce Braley will join Obama today in his campaign appearance signaling he is proud of the Obama/Braley legacy that has left millions of Americans unemployed. Take a look at this new NRCC video on what President Obama and Braley’s policies have done to America on average every day since he took office. Watch:

: “If we give Braley and Obama more time, what else will they do to Iowa?” – NRCC Spokeswoman Andrea Bozek

A Look Back At The Obama/Braley Record…

1.7 MILLION JOBS LOST SINCE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE: (Michael A. Fletcher, “Falling Jobless Rate is Good News for Obama,” The Washington Post, 1/7/2012)

13.1 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS: (Table A-1, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/19/2012)

NEARLY 7 MILLION MORE AMERICANS LIVING IN POVERTY: (p. 5, “Poverty: 2008 and 2009,” U.S. Census Bureau, September 2010; Table 1, “Poverty: 2009 and 2010,” U.S. Census Bureau, October 2011)

16.5 MILLION MORE AMERICANS ON FOOD STAMPS: (“Food Stamp Nation,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/20/2012)

FAMILIES ALREADY PAYING $1,698 MORE PER YEAR FOR HEALTH INSURANCE: (The Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust Employee Health Benefits 2011 Annual Survey, “Average Annual Premiums for Single and Family Coverage, 1999–2011,” p. 30)

GAS PRICES $1.51 PER GALLON HIGHER UNDER OBAMA: (“Petroleum & Other Liquids,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1/17/2011)

A $4.6 TRILLION INCREASE IN NATIONAL DEBT SINCE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE: (“The Daily History of the Debt Results,” TreasuryDirect.Gov, Accessed 1/10/2012)

OBAMA RECORD “THE MOST RAPID INCREASE IN THE DEBT UNDER ANY U.S. PRESIDENT”: (Mark Knoller, “National debt has increased $4 trillion under Obama,” CBS News’ Political Hotsheet Blog, 8/22/11)

NATIONAL DEBT STANDS AT $15.24 TRILLION: (“The Daily History of the Debt Results,” TreasuryDirect.Gov, Accessed 1/17/2012)

SIZE OF NATION’S ECONOMY AT $15.18 TRILLION: (“National Economic Accounts,” Bureau of Economic Analysis, Accessed 1/17/2012)