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They Said It! Top Obama Senior Advisor David Plouffe Says “Of Course” Obama Owns The Economy

- June 30, 2011

Top Obama Senior Advisor David Plouffe Says “Of Course” Obama Owns The Economy  

NBC’s Matt Lauer: “You would agree with that: He owns this economy?”

Obama Senior Advisor David Plouffe: "Of course he does."

(NBC’s “Today,” 6/30/11) 

Click To Watch David Plouffe Say Obama Owns The Economy

The Obama Economy:

Since President Obama Took Office, The Nation Has Lost 2.5 Million Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 6/23/11)

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 6/30/11)

  • Rather Than Keeping Unemployment Below Eight Percent, The Unemployment Rate Has Remained Above Eight Percent For A Post-WWII Record 28 Straight Months. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 6/30/11)

The Deficit This Year Is Slated To Reach A Historically High $1.65 Trillion. (Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Of The U.S. Government,  Office Of Management And Budget, 2/14/11)

Since President Obama Took Office, The National Debt Has Increased By $3.7 Trillion. (Department Of The Treasury, "The Debt To The Penny And Who Holds It," TreasuryDirect.gov, Accessed 6/30/11)

  • Currently, The Total Debt Of The US Government Is $14.3 Trillion Dollars. (Department Of The Treasury, "The Debt To The Penny And Who Holds It," TreasuryDirect.gov, Accessed 6/30/11)
  • Obama’s FY2012 Budget Adds $13 Trillion In New Debt Through 2021. (Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Of The U.S. Government, Office Of Management And Budget, 2/14/11)

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