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Re-Elected Barack Obama: Come at Me

D G Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:04 PM
Obama's average unemployement rate so far is about 8 1/2%. G W Bush was a much better president. These are the annual unemployment rates under GWB. Source of the data is BLS. 2001 4.7% 2002 5.8% 2003 6.0% 2004 5.5% 2005 5.1% 2006 4.6% 2007 4.6% 2008 5.8% Average unemployment for 8 years was 5.3%. Note how it was improving after Tax Relief 2003 and how it was worsening after Democrats took control of Congress in 2007. GWB was a great President

President Obama just wrapped up his first press conference since being re-elected for a second term last week and the first he’s given since August.  He opened with remarks about the economy as the fiscal cliff looms, but addressed a variety of topics.

“There’s only one way to solve these challenges and that is to do it together,” Obama said. “We’ve got to work out our differences.”

Despite calling for compromise and cooperation, Obama made it clear it’s either raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 per year or go over the fiscal...