notagood asked: Ah, thanks very much. I... yeah, I see where you're coming from. I admit, I'm not convinced the two recessions are strictly comparable, and I still think that the chart suggests that Bush was a worse president than Obama in terms of unemployment, but... Yeah, I can see why you're saying that the recovery could be stronger. It certainly does seem that the unemployment rate isn't dropping as much as it has previously.
And why would we expect it to drop? Why would we expect business to hire when, because of Obama’s policies, it just costs them more money to hire people?