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Debunking Obama’s Myths: Controlling Washington

- August 22, 2011

Obama And The Democrats Have Spent A Lot Of Time In Control Of D.C. Not Accomplishing Much Other Than Wrecking The Economy

 “But There Are Things That We Do Have Control Over. And The Biggest Challenge We Have Is In Washington. There’s Nothing Wrong With Our Country, But There’s A Lot Wrong With Our Politics Right Now.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At Town Hall Event, Alpha, IL, 8/17/11)

CONTRARY TO WHAT OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS TRY TO SPIN, THEY’VE BEEN IN CONTROL

Percentage Of Obama Presidency Where Democrats Controlled All Of Congress: 75.6%. (112th Congress Convened 1/3/11, Democrats Lose Control Of House; Public Law 111-289, Joint Resolution Appointing The Day For The Convening Of The First Session Of The One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Date Approved 11/30/10; President Obama Inaugurated 1/20/09; U.S. Constitution, 20th Amendment, Ratified 1/23/33)

Percentage Of Obama Presidency Where Democrats Controlled The Senate: 100%. (112th Congress Convened 1/3/11, Democrats Retain Control Of Senate; Public Law 111-289, Joint Resolution Appointing The Day For The Convening Of The First Session Of The One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Date Approved 11/30/10; President Obama Inaugurated 1/20/09; U.S. Constitution, 20th Amendment, Ratified 1/23/33)

Percentage Of Obama Presidency Where Democrats Controlled The House: 75.6%. (112th Congress Convened 1/3/11, Democrats Lose Control Of House; Public Law 111-289, Joint Resolution Appointing The Day For The Convening Of The First Session Of The One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Date Approved 11/30/10; President Obama Inaugurated 1/20/09; U.S. Constitution, 20th Amendment, Ratified 1/23/33)

Percentage Of Obama Presidency With The Stimulus In Effect: 97%. (Signed Into Law 2/17/11; Public Law 111-5, American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009, Date Approved: 2/17/09; President Obama Inaugurated 1/20/09; U.S. Constitution, 20th Amendment, Ratified 1/23/33)

Percentage Of Obama Presidency With ObamaCare In Effect: 54.7%. (Signed Into Law 3/23/10; Public Law 111-148, Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, Date Approved: 3/23/10; President Obama Inaugurated 1/20/09; U.S. Constitution, 20th Amendment, Ratified 1/23/33)

HERE’S WHAT OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS HAVE TO SHOW FOR THEIR TIME

Since President Obama Took Office The Nation Has Lost 2.37 Million Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 8/5/11)

Since President Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 7.8 Percent To 9.1 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 8/5/11)

Since President Obama’s $831 Billion Stimulus Bill Passed, The Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 8.2 Percent To 9.1 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 8/5/11)

The Unemployment Rate Has Remained Above Eight Percent For A Record 30 Straight Months. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 8/5/11)


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