Credit for Obama for last 8 years
“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.