Obama's economy: A snapshot
June 23rd, 2012
08:09 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama's economy: A snapshot

(CNNMoney) - Where 13 indicators stood when the president took office and how they've changed since.


Filed under: Budget • President Obama
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  1. Name willardbullock

    No thanks vote for presdient obama 2012 holder will be gulity then he will be go to jail against fast farouirs soon

    June 23, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  2. Reggie from LA

    The GOP/TP hate this graphic and discredit it with all their might.

    June 23, 2012 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  3. pflatman

    Yep. It's really a stretch, but somehow, the economy did improve after Bush left us with an enormous pile of economic hooey. But blame Obama, okay? Republicans rant about too many taxes, but the average family of four is enjoying the lowest tax burden in decades. Corporations are holding onto trillions, not hiring, sending jobs abroad, and let's blame Obama. Yet corporate welfare persists, thanks to our lovely elected officials. If you want to blame anyone, take it up with Congress and the Supreme Court. They're the idiots currently in charge of making laws in this country.

    June 23, 2012 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    It is gradually getting better, graph shows Europe turbulence and congress no on jobs bill, look at it, it is getting better,,,look at 2009 side,

    June 23, 2012 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Think how great the recovery could have been had the Republicans now vowed to obstruct all progress? They formally enacted that plan on the very day of the President's inauguration. How unpatriotic can anybody be? How much could they care for the people of America to work TOWARD FAILURE? People without jobs or without the home they lost can thank the Republicans for digging the hole during the Bush years and for shoveling dirt in the hole ever since.

    June 23, 2012 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  6. anthony78

    Hey, Republicans, don't let the facts get in the way of spinning this into a negative somehow.

    June 23, 2012 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  7. Sydnium S. Washington

    So slow and so low. Next!

    June 23, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It has gotten better but not good enough just yet. Obama has stated this several times. I wonder what Romney would have done to get this far. There is only so much cutting taxes will actually do. I think that cutting taxes and regulations won't do anything to help the economy.

    June 23, 2012 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  9. Marry

    To have reversed the „Bush“ trends, move the economy slowly forward without not only any help from the GOP/TP but their obstructionism is a real accomplishment oft he Obama administration. Yes more has to be done but why would you think the GOP could/would care about the economy for “you” when they have not done anything for the middle class for over a decade?

    June 23, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  10. Enuff

    Pretty good turnaround. Thank you President Obama.

    June 24, 2012 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  11. Kevin

    These are the facts, so I'm wondering how the GOP can say the president has made mattes worst? Could it be that they go on fox news and other right-wing radio telling lie after lie to the point they believe it themselves.

    June 24, 2012 04:22 am at 4:22 am |
  12. Gurgyl

    Chaotic situation was handed to obama by Bush the idiot, a true. No wars, no potholes on our roads. Roads are much better.
    PS: shhhhhhhh, not Iraq roads, our roads.

    June 24, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  13. B

    The red bars are a result of the complete absolute utter failure on the part of republicans to govern effectively. And, now they want to return to power with Romney as their hand puppet to pick up where they left off with the same failed policies to lose or ship more jobs overseas.

    June 24, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |