Is The U.S. Economy Better Off After How America Changed Under Obama 3 months ago   04:25

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President Obama inherited an economy in free fall after a major global recession. So as he leaves office, what will be his economic legacy?

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New Yorker: Obama's Economic Record: An Assessment
http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/obamas-economic-record-an-assessment

New York Times: How Obama's Jobs Record Stacks Up
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/upshot/how-obamas-jobs-record-stacks-up.html?_r=0

NPR: State Of The Obama Economy: Far Better, But Still With Many Troubles
http://www.npr.org/2016/01/11/462676307/state-of-the-obama-economy-far-better-but-still-with-many-troubles

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Aaron E
I had good work thoughout Obamas term. I have barely enough now .. under dmfp to pay my bills; luckily I paid off my house before the dmfp nightmare began! Not to mention the now Trillion + $ debt we now have
MURR DOG
44, didu niffin in 8 years..blexit DJT 2020.
Metallica Metallica
If we build the wall 1000s of jobs will be open
JVS 3
YES!!! THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!
Vapletrichs Gne
rofl
Purple Rain
YOUR COUNTRY IS ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR PRESIDENT REMEMBER THAT. I JUST MADE THAT STATEMENT UP PRESIDENT OBAMA INSPIRE ME TO BE THE BEST THAT I CAN BE , IN MY FAMILY AND MY JOB. THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA.
Repsychler 808
How’d that stimulus package turn out for you? I didn’t see jsck.
Mike Becket
Can you say DUH
Dylan Clay
He doubled the national debt and added more than all of the presidents combined , stop watching CNN boy
the411onyourfuture
Here are the facts? When President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 7,949.09. The 7,949.09 was the lowest inaugural performance for the Dow since its creation and it reached its highest at a record 19,974.62 in history on December 20, 2016 and finished the year at 19,762.60.

The Dodd-Frank Act is reason the market is making record profits because investors of the market likes certainty and predictability (BULL MARKET).
The Dodd-Frank Act is an act to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end too-big to-fail, to protect the America taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial service practices and for other purposes.
On Dec. 8, 2016, it was stated in the Wall Street Journal that the CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase Jamie Dixon and other big banks have a message for President-elect Donald Trump: Don’t trash the Dodd-Frank Act. "We're not asking for wholesale throwing out Dodd-Frank.”
Check this out folks? This is their reason? The discretion that Obama insisted upon made them dumb stupid off the chain billions and what kills me is that the bankers not only got bailed out; no one went to jail.
The Journal also reported that the banks do want modification of Dodd-Frank, Rather than repeal, big banks are pushing for the government to make “regulation simpler and less costly, but don’t return banking to the Wild West days that preceded the financial crisis.”
On Feb. 7, 2011, I watched on ABC news when President Barack Obama implored business owners at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., to start investing and hiring.
And, he said, “They’ve got plenty of cash on hand to do it.” And I know that many of you have told me that you’re waiting for demand to rise before you get off the sidelines and expand, and that with millions of Americans out of work, demand has risen more slowly than any of us would like.” "We’re in this together, but many of your own economists and salespeople are now forecasting a healthy increase in demand, so I just want to encourage you to get in the game." "So if I’ve got one message, my message is now is the time to invest in America. American companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets.”
The Federal Reserve confirmed what Obama stated the next day. "Rather than pouring their money into building plants or hiring workers, nonfinancial companies in the U.S. were sitting on $1.93 trillion in cash and other liquid assets at the end of September, up from $1.8 trillion at the end of June, Cash accounted for 7.4 percent of the companies' total assets — the largest share since 1959.
The economy gained a net 11.6 million jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to below the historical norm. Average weekly earnings for all workers were up 4.0 percent after inflation. The gain was 3.7 percent for just production and nonsupervisory employees. After-tax corporate profits also set records, as did stock prices. The S&P 500 index rose 166 percent.
FryPlay
I want to know who wanna say Obama is the bad presidents now
CLEAR THOUGHTS
I wish to GOD" I seen Trump or bush, Reagan, Clinton inherit an economy like Obama" and had to fight against the Republican party at the same time, I would love too had seen how that would have turned out . 👀

No Doubt it would have been a terrible disaster a no coming back 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Steven Mc
Duh. It’s called consumer confidence. I’m a business owner and was forced to not invest in the eight years of Obama’s reign.
Usksu -
Obama is actually a joke
Perfected Gamer
Obama did so much for America. He even said that most of his work will take affect after his presidency which Mr. Chump is taking credit for.
DarkChocolate33
2:46 Clinton had the best Job gains
3:03 Obama did the best job leaving the least people unemployed
Interesting fair video.
THE SOUL C-ER
Dow Jones industrial average drops as trade fight, oil price and recession worries mount

 USA TODAYPublished 8:14 a.m. ET Dec. 6, 2018 | Updated 4:44 p.m. ET Dec. 6, 2018
THE SOUL C-ER
How many people here think Bush should had started the prosecution of the bankers that murdered the economy ?
steve gary
Obama imported millions , muslims
Dr. Richard Peter Johnson
My paycheck is better off without obama.
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How America Changed Under Obama Is The U.S. Economy Better Off After 3 months ago   05:33

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A data-driven look at how the U.S. changed under the presidency of Barack Obama.
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In 2008, Barack Obama was the change candidate. This is a data-driven look at how much America transformed during his eight years as our President. Pause or rewind the video if you need more time with any of the data.

After spiking during the Great Recession, the unemployment rate is below 5% today.

And the stock market has more than doubled.

Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, plunged the percentage of adults without health insurance to the lowest level in history.

While the share of income going to the top 1% has continued to increase, average Americans saw the biggest jump in their household income ever in 2015, and the biggest drop in poverty since the great society programs of the 1960’s.

The violent crime rate is down almost 20% from when Obama took office.

America’s image abroad was lifted as President Obama turned away from the policies of George W. Bush and toward a more active pursuit of diplomacy to solve problems.

Today, there are less than 15,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, compared to the 175,000 when he took office.

But this was coupled with Americans themselves becoming more wary of international engagement.

On energy, the Obama administration has reduced carbon emissions by 9.4%, greatly expanded wind and solar power, and cut America’s dependence on foreign oil by more than half.

In 2015, for the first time since at least 1980, the number of inmates in federal prisons actually declined.

8 states have now legalized marijuana and - for first time - a majority of Americans overall support legalization.

A majority of Americans also favor the Supreme Court’s ruling that essentially legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Culturally, the biggest change came when Apple released the first iPhone during Obama’s campaign for the democratic nomination in 2007. In the decade since, smartphone use has exploded and about half of all Americans now own a tablet too.

But all that technology has led to a constant stream of stories and images of violence and victimization, especially at the hands of police, seen all over the social media feeds of many Americans, that’s led to a widespread perception that race relations have deteriorated.

Millennials are now the nation’s largest living generation and the biggest potential voting block.

For the first time in 2013, the majority of newborn babies were racial or ethnic minorities, and a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race.

Despite some people’s perception, the past seven years has seen little change in the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States, there was actually a net loss of over 100,000 immigrants who went back to Mexico.

The biggest religious trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those claiming no religion at all--a group now making up a quarter of the population, and 35% of millennials.

As you can see from President Obama’s approval ratings among democrats and republicans, modern America has never been so divided along partisan lines.

Far more democrats than republicans now say immigrants strengthen the country; and when it comes to guns, far more republicans now think we should prioritize gun rights over gun control.

For various reasons, both democrats and republicans have much less faith in government. Most Americans didn’t think the government’s actions after the financial crisis helped them.

On national security, after the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, for the first time since 9/11, the government’s job rating on terrorism turned negative.

And, driven by the campaign of Donald Trump, Republicans have suddenly become anti-free trade and globalization. As you can see, Democrats’ views have remained roughly the same.

Only one-third of Americans used social media in 2008, but by 2015 that rate was 75%.

Obama was also the first Internet video president, as this media genre came of age during his time in office. YouTube now has over a billion users.

In 2016, more American adults learned about the presidential election through social media than through print newspapers, with seven-in-ten getting their news through a mobile device.