Obama’s First Term, By The Numbers


Just a quick run-down of accomplishments from President Obama’s first term in office.

First, national debt has increased more than $50,000 per household under Obama:

(CNSNews.com) – During Barack Obama’s first term as president of the United States, the debt of the federal government increased by $5.8 trillion, which exceeds the combined debt accumulated under all presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton.

The new federal debt accumulated in Obama’s first term equaled approximately $50,521 for each of household in the country.

Second, the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by roughly 8.3 million:

The number of Americans age 16 or older who decided not to work or even to seek a job increased by 8,332,000 to a record 88,839,000 in President Barack Obama’s first term, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Third, there is now one person collecting federal disability for every 13 American workers:

During President Barack Obama’s first term, the number of Americans collecting federal disability insurance increased by 1,385,418 to a record 8,827,795.

As a result, there is now one person collecting disability in this county for every 13 people working full-time. Forty-two years ago, in December 1968, there were 51 people working full-time in this country for each person collecting disability.

Fourth, food stamps enrollment has grown 75 times faster than jobs:


Fifth, health insurance and health care costs are growing faster under Obamacare than before the law was implemented:

Spending on health care rose 4.6 percent in 2011 — up $4,500 per person, on average — according to the nonpartisan Health Care Cost Institute. That’s up from a 3.8 growth rate in 2010.

Health insurance premiums for individuals and families also climbed year-over-year, up 3 percent ($186) on average for an individual and 4 percent ($672) on average for a family, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

During Obama’s term, between 2009 to 2012, premiums have climbed $2,370 for the average family with an employer-provided plan – a rate faster than the during the previous four years under President George W. Bush, according to Kaiser.

“I did it.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    Even more numbers:




  • yy4u2

    Those that roll along with the tide, the jellyfish of society, were ready for 0bama n his cradle to grave programs. The markets aren’t.

    Economics is not a strong suit for 0; one of many.

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    The supporters of Obama think that they are immune to the problems he’s creating. While that may be true of the Hollywood types, Soros, and Buffet, it’s not the case with the great majority that voted for him.

    • Neiman

      They are all suicidal, like the people that supported the Hitler regime or the Russian or Chinese Revolution. They have this dream of equality of outcome, of a socialist utopia, a kumbaya society, no pain, no struggle, everything is peace and contentment and there are no classes of people – living in a workers state. Oh yes, we know it failed utterly everywhere it has been tried, but in our vanity and discontent we still feel it is possible.

      There is no Capitalist utopia either, although for a long while in America, everyone, even the poorest lived like kings compared to most of the world and as compared to even the wealthy by historical standards. Yet, it bred discontent through envy and a fat, lazy people wanting everything without any labor.

      We all knew what Obama was, we knew he failed us for four years, but we chose to go with him again, just like a Stalin or Mao or Fidel, buying thir lies once again, hoping for a different outcome. What we forget or refuse to acknowledge is that both socialism of the Left and capitalism on the right starve the spirit of man and they will always seek a god to lead them and save them, if one does not meet their need they will turn to another and none of them can succeed without giving in to the impulse of enslaving the people for their own good. As my post shows, Obama is our god for the season, he is our hope for a messiah.

    • $8194357

      Cloward/Piven cannon fodder to the olagarchs global cause,Whistler.
      Our future can be seen in the pages of UN AGENDA 21..

    • mickey_moussaoui

      Most of his supporters are clueless. He’s their rock star. Nothing else matters as long as they can feel smug and self righteous.

  • Clairvoyant

    This hasn’t been a good run with GW and Obama: 2 of our all time worst Presidents, back to back. .

    • mickey_moussaoui

      Well, if history repeats itself like it did with Carter, as Obama and Carter have much in common, then the next president should be pretty good

      • Clairvoyant

        Unless we wake up and get a moderate in there, it’s only going to get worse.

    • $16179444

      Don’t bring Bush into this – he was infinitely a better President than the dumbass we have now.

      • Clairvoyant

        sorry to pee on Bushes leg, but he earns the poor marks. I’d say Obama the worst, Bush/Carter about the same.

  • $8194357

    And lets not forget those who hold the incroperated federal governments
    markers either…
    1993 like 1913 was a very bad year for Constitutional America..
    2013? I got a bad feeling about the next 4 years..

    The chapter 11 filed in 1993 by the ‘incroperated federal government’
    has bills yet to pay it seems…
    China wants payback..


    Could real estate on American soil owned by China be set up as “development zones” in which the communist nation could establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work?
    That’s part of an evolving proposal Beijing has been developing quietly since 2009 to convert more than $1 trillion of U.S debt it owns into equity.
    Under the plan, China would own U.S. businesses, U.S. infrastructure and U.S. high-value land, all with a U.S. government guarantee against loss.
    Yu Qiao, a professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsighua University in Beijing, proposed in 2009 a plan for the U.S. government to guarantee foreign investments in the United States.

  • awfulorv

    Not once, in five years, have my eyes seen evidence of a well written, absolutely convincing, argument, it happens, from time to time, causing a change in the thinking of a single individual, on a given subject, on this blog. Nary a time have I read, “You know, I never looked at it that way before, damned, if I don’t think you’re right”. We couldn’t all be right, all the time, now, could we?

  • Onslaught1066

    This just in:

    Presmadent Dumb-O says “If you’re walking, you can’t do that alone somebody else has to make that happen.”

    • $8194357

      Did he mention his ‘walking tax’ yet?

      • Onslaught1066
        • $8194357

          Thats how it works…
          Control and regulate..
          Then pile on the tax…
          But for your own or the greater good of course….

          • Onslaught1066

            Billion dollar stadiums do not build themselves, you know.

          • $8194357

            From cradle to grave comrade ‘citizen’..
            Big brother is watching you..

  • Opinionated

    And those are the positive points!

  • awfulorv

    The smartest guys in the room, the Liberal-progressives, have caused an immense “Dumbing Down” of our classrooms since the great society began. Imagine, if you can, how our economy, if there is such a thing, will function in a like period of time?

  • John_Wayne_American

    more numbers needed..
    number of federal employees hired,
    number of trips AF1 took and how many total air miles,
    Number games of golf, handicap prior to first inagral, new handicap,
    number of cabinet officers and new czars hired,
    number of staffers hired for first lady,
    number of Obummer phones passed out,
    number of people on disability prior to 99 week UI and after their weeks run out, number of shootings per day in IL before and now I could go on all night long……

  • Clairvoyant

    Mark Born: Are you a “dillusionist” who thinks Bush was the second coming of Lincoln?. I tell my liberal sister to turn off MSNBC. To you I’d say turn off Fox. Then, when the truth slaps you in the face, it won’t hurt as much. It’s amazing to see what lengths that people will go to, to bronze a turd just because they think one side has the answer.