To mark the 58th Presidential Inauguration, The Upstander will publish a series of infographics comparing the state of the union at the time of President Barack Obama’s first inauguration with the state of the union today.
First up, a review of Obama’s economic legacy:
Unemployment: Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/charts/employment-situation/civilian-unemployment-rate.htm)
Growth: (Q1 2009: https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2009/gdp109f.htm; Q3 2016: https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/glance.htm)
Deficit: (2009: https://www.thebalance.com/fy-2009-u-s-federal-budget-and-spending-3306311; Current: https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-federal-budget-breakdown-3305789)
Debt: (January 2009: https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/mspd/2009/opds012009.pdf; December 2016: https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/mspd/2016/opds122016.pdf)