I would like to take exception to William Henry’s assertions in his letter that appeared in the April 3 U-B. My concern deals with his suggestion that President Bush might be the worst president ever while President Obama will never have a shameful record.
For starters, Bush added about $4.9 trillion to the national debt during his eight years of service. President Obama has added about $5 trillion in his first four years of office. The balance of his second term in office should allow him to take credit for a national debt that all other presidents combined haven’t be able to achieve.
My thought is that President Obama will rank right up there with President Carter when all is said and done. The Obama administration’s outstanding performance on deficit reduction, reducing unemployment, the Benghazi cover-up, high energy prices, the immigration crises, the Solyndra scandal and achieving a lower national credit rating are events that should make his supporters proud.
Is he now celebrating his success in overcoming high unemployment and the worst financial crises since the Great Depression by taking a fourth vacation in 2013 or by just playing another round of golf?