Well, Barack Obama (D) has kept one part of his 2008 campaign promise: change. But that change has drained just about all hope, another campaign promise, from the country. According to Terence P. Jeffrey of CNS News,
The Obama administration passed another fiscal milestone this week, according to new data released by the Treasury Department. As of the close of business on Oct. 3, the total national debt was $14,837,099,271,196.71--up about $44.8 billion from Sept. 30.
That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated by all 41 U.S. presidents from George Washington through George H.W. Bush combined.
As Sarah Palin (R), who is not running for president in 2012, would ask "How is that hopey, changey thing working out for you?" It means
the federal government has already borrowed about an additional $35,835 for every American household--or $44,980 for every full-time private-sector worker.
It means things aren't working out well at all for you.