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    A by-the-numbers look at Obama's first year

    "Change you can believe in":
    7.7 percent—Unemployment rate January 2009

    10.0 percent—Unemployment rate December 2009
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    $10.6 trillion—Outstanding public debt Jan. 20, 2009.

    $12.3 trillion—Outstanding public debt Jan. 14, 2009.
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    139,500—U.S. troops in Iraq in January 2009.

    111,000—U.S. troops in Iraq as of Jan. 12, 2010.


    A by-the-numbers look at Obama's first year
    "The ones we have been waiting for."

    Can we say it wasn't worth the wait?

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    Re: A by-the-numbers look at Obama's first year

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    "Change you can believe in":


    "The ones we have been waiting for."

    Can we say it wasn't worth the wait?

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    I don't see that those numbers reveal anything negative. Can a POTUS quickly drive unemployment up or down? Paying for things costs money. And less troops in Iraq, great!
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    Re: A by-the-numbers look at Obama's first year

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    I don't see that those numbers reveal anything negative. Can a POTUS quickly drive unemployment up or down? Paying for things costs money. And less troops in Iraq, great!
    They dont reveal anything at all.

    Unemployment is a lagging effect, which means most of that is from the Bush administration.

    The debt is also related to the previous administration although Obama has some blame there too. However he did not have much of a choice.

    As for the troops. what is bad about that? That he has not pulled all troops out? Thought that was what the right wanted..
    PeteEU

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