Dark days for the middle class
August 19, 2012 11:55 AM Subscribe
What has Obama done to help the economy?
posted by duvatney to law & government (33 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I'm visiting my parents and I got in a heated discussion with my mother about the upcoming presidential election. She wants to vote for Romney because "Obama hasn't done anything for the economy. I haven't gotten a raise in five years." (She's a state employee.) I tried to argue about the merits of the stimulus bill mitigating the effects of the crisis, but she dismissed me, and admittedly I didn't have any good concrete evidence, beside pointing out the jobs that clean energy has brought to Iowa. Can you give me some good talking points? Or is the crisis too complicated to even claim that Obama's work has had any positive effects?