>>December 2007 146 million
Bubble high. Led to the crash.
>>January 2009 142 million
And dropping like a stone. You want to take advantage of the fact that Obama was elected in the middle of an economic calamity to blame it on him. Americans know better. Two terms.
>>January 2011 139 million
May 2015 — 149 million. Recovery through proven Democratic policies. Again required after failed GOP policies once again put us in serious trouble.
>>January 2009 10.6 trillion in debt
>>Current 18.2 trillion in debt
Dec 2009 — $12.3 trillion (Up $1.7 trillion before Obama had been in office for even one year. Almost all the consequence of Bush's FY2009 budget that I'm CERTAIN you will mindlessly repeat yer same stupid lies about.)
Dec 2010 — $14 trillion
Dec 2011 — $15.2 trillion
Dec 2012 — $16.4 trillion
Dec 2013 — $ 17.3 trillion
Dec 2014 — $18.1 trillion
These totals reflect both the structural deficit that Obama inherited and the very weak economy that he had to nurse along. He couldn't end the very expensive and counter-productive Bush tax cuts to the wealthy for quite a while. He had fund an expansion of income-support programs for the same reason. And he didn't have the resources required to spur the growth needed to expand revenues through investments in education, infrastructure, and R & D.
The simple fact is that SSE put the US economy in the intensive care unit. Obama had to spend money to pay the hospital bill. Then the patient could only be eased back into a work schedule while the recovery continued. I don't expect you to accept this reality. Thb, I don't expect you to even understand it. I can't help that.
>>GDP when Bush took office 10.2 trillion
You keep repeating that lie. GDP was $10.5 trillion in Q4 2000. Dubya was inaugurated in Jan 2001. Why do you keep lying about this?
>>the end of 2008 it was 14.7 trillion.
In Q4 2008, it was $14.5 trillion. Another lie. And it was $14.4 trillion in Q1 2009 when Obama was inaugurated. It was still there six months later. We were in a ditch that resulted from SSE. Here it is:
>>Obama adds 842 billion in tax funded stimulus
One-third tax cuts.
>>showed some GDP growth, none of which was sustainable
??? It's been sustained ever since.
Yeah, OK, we started to slip on the ice a couple of times. But we quickly regained our footing. Not bad for a Kenyan.
>>or felt by the electorate.
What does that mean? Who are you to say what the electorate "felt" about GDP growth? You act like it just didn't happen. Pfft.
>>Obama loses Congress
We lost the House in 2010. Some of our people didn't vote. (Jerks!) Teabaggers were on the warpath. "He … he's an Arab." "No, ma'am, he's not." We lost the Senate in 2014 because we has a bunch of seats up in Red states. (And because, as Fenton has noted, they ran away from Obama.) That won't happen again anytime soon. You guys will be a bit on the hot seat this next time.
>>Since you blame Bush for the recession
I blame his policies. He had terrible advisors. He didn't know who to listen to. That's what I blame him for.
>>wonder why the Democrat Controlled Congress from January 2007 to January 2011 didn't stop him??
Well, he wasn't in office after Jan 2009, so I guess that takes care of the last two of those four years. By Jan 2007, the dye was cast, wasn't it? An eighteen-month long recession was coming at the end of the year. The worst since the end of the Second World War. Business activity fell by nearly five percent. Stop him from what? We needed a time machine.