“Fundamentally change America,” was that for better or worse..?

images_0001When President Obama promised Americans ‘hope and change’ during the run up to the 2008 Presidential election his supporters thought he meant a change for the better.

Few would have believed that when Barack Obama said he would “fundamentally change America,” it would actually make things worse – much worse. Have you ever wondered what the truth is behind: IRS scandal, Fast & Furious, Benghazi-gate, and now comes Obamacare! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be asked your opinion on illegal immigration or gun control?

This latest video montage from Fox News and now disavowed by the network as the work of a rogue associate producer, has democrats and some republicans claiming it is biased against thefed-food-stamp President and reminiscent of 1930′s propaganda (See above page in Media).

The video, which takes a look at where the nation stood on jobs, prices for food and energy, the national debt, and government assistance programs, compares how far we’ve come (or fallen) since President Obama took office.

Propaganda? Maybe. Probably. It is, after all, the mainstream media.

But facts are facts, and instead of making this about the journalistic integrity of organizations that have long since lost their credibility with a large segment of Americans because they are clearly in the business of entertainment and not news reporting, perhaps we should actually consider the content of the message itself.

Obama – Then and Now – Key Statistics comparing 2008 and 2012:

National Debt Then: $10 Trillion Now: $15.7 Trillion (Up 57%)

Jobless Rate Then: 7.8% Now: 8.3% (officially)

Food Stamp Dependence Then: 28.2 Million Now: 46.2 Million (Up 63%)

Price of Gas Then: $2.50 /Gal Now: $3.68 /Gal (Up 47%)

Price of Beef Then: $2.35 /lb Now: $3.01 /lb (Up 28%)

Price of Bacon Then: $3.75 /lb Now: $4.60 /lb (Up 23.3%)

Price of Bread Then: $1.97 Now: $2.05 (Up 4%)

Families with no Savings Then: 18.% Now: 23.4%

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