If America's economy were a minority, Barack Obama would be guilty of a hate crime for the things he's done to it. If the economy were a kidnap victim, Barack Obama would be telling it to "put the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again." If this were the movie Saw, Obama would have the economy chained to a radiator and he’d demand that it cut off its own foot to escape. Had Obama literally done nothing except watch Gilligan's Island reruns since he was elected, not only would the economy be in considerably better shape today, but he could learn a lot of tips from the Skipper on how to properly handle Joe Biden.
Instead, because of Barack Obama, we've had the weakest economic recovery from a recession since the Great Depression. Just to give you an idea of how bad things have gotten because of Obama, we would have to create 15 million new jobs just to get the ratio of employed Americans up to the same place it was in 2007. We've also had 37 months of 8% or higher unemployment, which again, is the longest streak since FDR was in office. This is no accident. Barack Obama may not have created the recession, but he is personally responsible for the anemic recovery.
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