Thanks to President Donald Trump, it’s not quite morning in America… but you can see the sunrise.
The economy has added more than 235,000 jobs, unemployment has fallen to 4.7 percent, and the stock market has hit historic highs since Trump became president.
Now, former White House staffers say the credit for all this really belongs to former President Barack Obama!?
It’s really disgusting.
The chairman of the Democratic Party, Tom Perez – who was Obama’s Labor Secretary – said the economic boom is “a result of [Obama’s] courageous efforts in passing the stimulus bill” … in 2009.
With so many political hacks trying to muddy the waters, it’s important that The Horn News readers know what the facts show about Barack Obama’s presidency.
Warning: They aren’t pretty.
Americans are poorer, more depressed, and more likely to die young thanks to President Obama and his disastrous policies.
“Economic stress is leading to drug and alcohol dependency and death, and to health problems and even suicide,” Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Menino said not long before the 2016 election. “The administration is dismissive.”
Obama didn’t care. And the toll that death, suicide, and addiction took in Middle America proves it.
In 2015, Americans’ life expectancy actually dropped. That is, Americans were likely to die younger than we were the year before. The average American could expect to live 78.9 years in 2014, but only 78.8 in 2015.
What changed that year?
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2015 was the year that most of the major portions of ObamaCare went into effect, like forcing 11.8 million more people onto Medicaid or fining them for not having insurance.
After ObamaCare kicked in, Americans had a lower life expectancy than any time in the last 20 years.
This was the first drop in life expectancy since 1993, the first year of Bill Clinton’s presidency. For some reason, more Americans seem to die the first year a Democrat steps into the Oval Office.
But the problem wasn’t confined to one year of the Obama administration. From 2010–2015, the life expectancy of Americans barely budged, increasing just 18 days. That’s less than one-third the rate from 1960–2009.
In the era of “hope and change,” more Americans died of hopelessness. From 2009 to 2015, drug overdoses increased 40 percent, the suicide rate increased by 13 percent, and the murder rate jumped from 5.5 per 100,000 people to 5.7, when adjusted for age.
White men, white women, and black men saw their life expectancy drop.
But it wasn’t just demographic groups. Some of our most beloved and critical public servants came under fire, too. While Obama jacked up pay for federal bureaucrats and desk jockeys, America’s police officers were more likely to be gunned down by the end of his term.
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The number of police officers shot in the line of duty increased by 56 percent in 2016. “Of the 64 shooting deaths of officers this year, 21 were the result of ambush-style attacks — the highest total in more than two decades,” according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
At the same time, Americans’ wallets were lighter, and their debt load was heavier than they were before Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th president.
James D. Agresti crunched the deficit numbers for his website, JustFactsDaily.com. Between 2009 and 2013 – the last year that data are available – the real median household income fell from $69,800 to $69,200 after subtracting federal taxes.
Although Barack Obama took in a record-high amount of taxes from Americans’ pockets, he still managed to increase the national debt by $9.3 trillion, nearly doubling the debt accumulated from the time of George Washington. After eight years of Obama, debt is now 105 percent the size of the entire U.S. economy.
Now, the former president and his cronies want to lecture President Trump on what he’s doing wrong? They want to tell Americans how thankful we should be for his eight years of division, depression, and death?
A lot of Americans would like to tell them to drop dead. Unfortunately, they’re actually dying themselves thanks to Obama and the Democrats’ deadly legacy.
— The Horn editorial team