Monday, January 21, 2013


Obama’s First Term – By the Numbers
Fox News – 1/21/2013

Obama's first term -- by the numbers

As the president launches into the next four years, the following is a look back -- by the numbers -- on the first four.

Obama Stats:

Number of countries visited: 35
Number of recess appointments: 32
Number of pardons: 22
Number of vetoes: 2
Addresses to the nation: 9
Addresses to Congress, including State of the Union: 6
Current approval rating: 47 percent
Approval rating in January 2009: 65 percent

Major pieces of legislation:

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka, the stimulus)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, ObamaCare)
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (made it easier to file an equal-pay lawsuit)
Budget Control Act of 2011 (ended the debt-ceiling crisis, enacted spending cuts)
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (averted the fiscal crisis, extended tax rates for all but top earners)
National Debt
National debt when Obama took office: $10.6 trillion
National debt today: More than $16.4 trillion


Unemployment rate in December 2008: 7.3 percent
Unemployment rate in December 2012: 7.8 percent

People Without Health Insurance

Number of people without health insurance in 2009: 50.7 million
Number of people without health insurance in 2011: 48.6 million

Stock Market

The Dow on Jan. 20, 2009: 7,949.09
The Dow on Jan. 18, 2013: 13,649.70


Number of people in poverty in 2009: 43.6 million
Number of people in poverty in 2011: 46.2 million

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