Since early 2009 when President Obama took office, the number of Americans facing serious financial hardships has gone up according to Pew.

The fact that there has been a significant rise in the number of Americans who have trouble paying their medical bills is especially problematic for Obama, given how much time he spent working on health care reform.

The big political problem is that the regular people affected don’t feel like they are better off than they were 2 1/2 years ago. While there is still time for the economy to turn around before November 2012 the Federal Reserve is not predicting a speedy recovery nor does there seem to be any help coming from Congress.

The Obama campaign is facing the dangerous possibility that he will be going before an electorate in 2012, that doesn’t feel their lives have improved the whole time Obama has been in office.

Since early 2009 when President Obama took office the number of Americans facing serious financial hardships has gone up according to Pew.

The fact that there has been a significant rise in the number of Americans who have trouble paying their medical bills, is especially problematic for Obama given how much time he spend working on health care reform.

The big political problem, is that regular people effective don’t feel like they are better off than they were 2 1/2 years ago. While there is still time for the economy to turn around before November 2012 neither the Federal Reserve is not predicting a speedy recovery nor does there seem to be any help coming from Congress.

The Obama campaign is facing the dangerous possibility that he will being going before an electorate in 2012, that doesn’t feel their lives have improved the whole time Obama has been in office.

Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com