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Is Obama to blame for weak economic growth?

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By Mark W. Hendrickson

A political science colleague sent me an article documenting President Barack Obama’s dismal economic record, and he asked me for added details and perspective. Here it goes:
True, economic growth under Obama has been sluggish, fitful, faltering, historically weak, etc.
However, if you look at the charts in the article — especially the second and third — you can see that United States economic growth has been trending downward for several decades. Conclusion: Our economic woes did not begin with Barack Obama.
However, he has done nothing to reverse the trend. On the contrary, he has doubled down on the very policies that have hampered economic growth.
The headwinds opposing economic growth are generated by what Ronald Reagan referred to as “the government disease.” No president has advocated, championed, and imposed more harmful government intervention than Barack Obama.
Here’s a short list of those interventions:


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