ISIS; same-sex marriages; terrorism; the porous southern border; the Syrian refugee crisis; the presidential primaries; with so much going on, it’s hard to keep track of it all. One problem seems to cover up another, with each bigger than the last. But this doesn’t mean that the old problems have gone away, merely that the news has moved on to cover other things.
Underneath all this hubbub of crisis we still have an economy that is on the rocks. Regardless of what lies Obama tries to bring forth, the country has not recovered from the 2008/2009 bursting of the housing bubble and we are still in recession.
Unemployment is over 10 percent, perhaps as high as 14 percent, not the 5.5% that Obama is bragging about. If unemployment had really dropped as much as he claims, then why is the labor force participation rate still on the decline?