Regardless of whose "fault" it is, here are the facts:
As of Oct. 17 , here is a snapshot of what's different, compared with Jan. 20, 2009:
-- The U.S. debt increased by an average of $4.2 billion per day. The total rise in that time breaks down to more than $13,000 in additional debt for every single American.
-- The government has spent more than $9.6 trillion, about 60 percent more than what Washington took in.
-- The country racked up as much debt in the last 1,000 days as it did in the first 79,135 days. (That's from 1776 to 1993.)
-- In the last 1,000 days, America spent $1.2 trillion in interest on the debt. By itself, that would represent the world's 15th largest economy.
-- On the economic front, 2.22 million jobs have been lost.
-- More than 2.4 million homes were repossessed for failure to pay mortgages.
-- The unemployed are staying out of work longer -- on average about 40.5 weeks, more than double the typical bout of joblessness in January 2009.
-- The jobless rate has been at or above 9 percent for 840 of the last 1,000 days.
-- Thirty-seven states have higher unemployment rates.
-- Washington has spent almost $380 billion on federal unemployment benefits.
-- Since January 2009, 7,076 new final regulatory rules were issued.
-- About 12 million more Americans are on food stamps.
-- Gas prices are up by more than 80 percent. The price-per-gallon has exceeded $3 every day in 2011.
It appears that we got our "change", let's "hope" that we don't get 4 more years of this clown.