The very second this President took office the country was bleeding 3/4 million jobs a MONTH.
We were into 3 rounds of stimulus with George Bush and he had started the initial auto bailout by the time he was done.
We gave a 'temporary' tax cut (that has thus far cost us 1.5 trillion to the top 5%) in another round of George Bush stimulus. By the time this President assumed office there was talk of the next 'Great Depression'.
In less than 4 years we are showing real recovery and still investing in the future.
Barack Obama, 2012~!