Credit for Obama for last 8 years

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Rob­bie Gar­land,

“Is the U.S. bet­ter off than eight years ago? Yes, and here’s why,” Dec. 22 let­ter to the edi­tor.

Let­ter-writer Bradley Mitchell writes that we are bet­ter off than eight years ago be­cause now the GOP con­trols gov­ern­ment. This is un­know­able, subjective and spec­u­la­tive.

I of­fer ob­jec­tive rea­sons we are bet­ter off be­cause of Pres­i­dent Obama. Seven­teen mil­lion jobs have been added, which is the se­cond most of any pres­i­dent, Bill Clin­ton hav­ing added the most. Deficit re­duc­tion from $1.3 tril­lion to $458 bil­lion, $858 bil­lion tax cut in 2010, stim­u­lus pack­age that ended the re­ces­sion, Dow Jones more than dou­bled, un­em­ploy­ment rate re­duced from 8 per­cent to 4.9 per­cent.

Here in Den­ver, prop­erty val­ues have risen dra­mat­i­cally. There are hun­dreds more achieve­ments by Obama, but I’ve made my point.

Af­ter four years of GOP con­trol, let’s re­visit these ob­jec­tive, know­able mea­sure­ments of achieve­ment.

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