Obamaâ€™s Report Card:
Increased Americaâ€™s debt by 35%.
True but misleading.
The Crossroads ad (and NBC) goes on to point out that the debt has gone up by 35 percent (true) and that gas prices have more than doubled â€” a 104 percent increase â€” on Obama's watch (also true). They've gone from the bargain-basement-sounding $1.83 a gallon to $3.74, the most recent figure available before NBC's June 12 show. (National gas prices have slipped a bit to $3.52 now.) But is it fair to hold the president accountable for the high price of gas? We looked into whether that moratorium on deepwater drilling, issued in the wake of last year's oil spill in the gulf, had an impact on gas prices. One Wall Street oil analyst told us it had "zero" effect on what Americans pay at the pump. Oil production in the U.S. actually increased in 2009 and 2010, and is projected to drop slightly this year; imports, too, are down.
The ad also says that the economic stimulus has "failed," but that's a matter of opinion. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's latest analysis, published in May, said that the stimulus had "[l]owered the unemployment rate by between 0.6 percentage points and 1.8 percentage points" and increased the number of persons working by 1.2 million to 3.3 million.
Increased unemployment by 18%.
Falsified Hawaiian birth certificateÂ toÂ illegally gain hold of the office of President of the United States.
Put this in the unintelligent file.Â If you choose to believe that there is a big conspiracy spanning almost 50 years and no one has been able to find proof of it despite the hundreds of people that have to be in on this that is your choice.
Violated the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution by exerting federal government over stateâ€™s rights.
Another for the unintelligent column.Â Generally you can tell nonsense and scare tactics by the lack of detail they provide.Â This has no details.
Implemented the largest increase in federal government in history.
Incredibly unintelligent file.
Largest increase in what area?Â If the one above provided little detail this provides none at all.
Created a national health care system, modeled after the failing systems in Canada and Great Britain, and which creates nearly 100 new government agencies and programs.
As we pointed out several times during the campaign, Obama's proposal was mischaracterized as a Canadian-style plan by his opponents. In Canada and Britain, all citizens have health care coverage, provided by the government and paid for with taxes
Made the federal government the monopoly agency for student loans.
Slim basis in truth.
Under the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act â€” which passed the House by a vote of 253 to 171 in September before being rolled into the reconciliation bill â€” the government would expand its role in making low-interest student loans, cutting off the subsidies it gives private lenders such as Sallie Mae (SLM Corp.) to originate the loans. By cutting out the middle man and making all the loans directly, taxpayers would save $61 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. More than half the savings would be used to shore up the Pell Grant program for needy students, where grants now cover a steadily dwindling share of the cost of attending a public university.
Made the federal government co-owner of various industries.
Add this to the highly unintelligent list.Â Again lack of details.Â Designed to get the masses riled but that's about it.