He left office with an unemployment rate around 7% which is high, but was also being compromised by a couple bubbles bursting. I thought he did a "good enough" job trying to cushion that blow. Would I have done exactly what he did? No, I can't say I did, but to tell you the truth not only should he not be criticized for that unemployment rate, but he should be thanked that he was able to not help it go above that rate, which many economists and myself all thought would happen. Of course, you thinking Bush is Lucifer incarnate, I doubt you want to hear that.Originally Posted by disneydude
The extra 2% Obama is responsible for is the product of corporations practicing economic conservatism due to the president's God-awful and fluctuating policies. Essentially, they're trying to fight City Hall. My guess is that he'll go against the most vocal members of his party and adopt a centrist view in the next 6 months that will create some ease in separating major corporations with its liquidity, unleashing expansion funds and encouraging hiring to decrease the unemployment.
He has to. He knows this. Otherwise, he's already at "lame duck" status, trying to avoid it with the knowledge that the GOP can't field a decent candidate.