Air Date: October 27, 2011
Host: Vic Eliason
This Crosstalk looks at President Obama’s 32-month “report card” as researched by author Rich Carroll. Here are just a few of the facts that were presented:
On the day Obama was inaugurated, a gallon of gasoline was, on average, $1.79 per gallon. Today it’s $3.59. That’s a 100.6% increase.
Since he took office, the number of food stamp recipients has risen from 31, 983,716 to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump.
Long term unemployment rose 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000.
Vic read numerous other facts from this “report card” and then opened the phone lines to let Crosstalk listeners provide their input.