Ronald Reagan famously asked in his 1980 presidential campaign, “Are you better off now than you were” when the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, took office. Sometimes the comparison is so stark that you simply need to impeach. Consider how things have changed between January 2009 when Obama took office and today:
- The economy was shrinking at an alarming 5.4%; now it’s growing at about 4%.
- The stock market had lost 40% of its value and was free-falling; now it has regained all of its value and gone on to record highs.
- We were losing 800,000 jobs per month; now we’re gaining 200,000 per month.
- The housing market was in crisis; now it’s stabilized.
- The auto industry was about to go bankrupt and crater the economy; now it’s running healthy profits.
- Young Americans were regularly coming home in body bags from foreign wars; now our combat units are out.
- We’ve eliminated Osama bin Laden, the Somali pirates who kidnapped Americans, the head of al-Shabaab (per Kenyan mall attack), and captured the guy behind the Benghazi attacks.
- After five presidents tried and failed at health care reform, the ACA (Obamacare) puts us one step closer to the affordable, universal health care that the rest of the West enjoys.
- Big banks had free reign; Obama pushed through Wall St regulations and credit card reforms mandating transparency in fees and rate increases.
- Pushed for a market-based cap on carbon and increased renewables such that wind capacity has tripled and solar capacity increased 16-fold.
We need to impeach the integrity of the media outlets that continually scream a false narrative about how this president had led us in the wrong direction.