When the Democrats took power in January of 2007, I was still of the same opinion. It takes time to start implementing your agenda, and you can't really expect to accomplish much in the first 100 days. So while I did rib the Democrats (since they PROMISED to do stuff in the 1st 100 days), it didn't seem right to really blame them for not getting off to a good start.
But a honeymoon is not a permanent state. And certainly now, over a year into their legislative control, we can judge them by the state of our country relative to when they took office -- at least on those things where they have taken actions.
And how are they doing? Well, since they took office:
- The price of oil has almost doubled
- Job growth has been cut in half
- Home ownership, having grown for 6 years under republican rule, dropped for the first time in years
- he average family grocery bill has increased about $70 per month
- The stock market has lost about 10% of its value
- Home prices have fallen roughly 8%
- Inflation is up over 4%
- Consumer confidence has tanked
- Most people think we are heading into a recession
It's hard to imagine a worse record. Oh, well there was that time in 1929. Anyway, here's an entertaining video which examines how the Democrats have done with their time in power:
"A more recent history lesson".