In late 2008, our economy was going to hell in a handbasket, and so we turned our nation's economy over to a junior Senator with no real leadership experience who abused Cocaine and slept in dumpsters (his own admission) and voted "present" on most legislation that was up for a vote in the Senate.
Obama then presided over the weakest, slowest, most sluggish, most anemic, most poverty inducing recovery from a major recession in US history. Obama is the only President to have below 3% annual growth for all 8 years of his presidency. Obama did everything in his power to choke the life out of the economy. He raised income taxes in the middle of a bad recession, and also burdened businesses with Obamacare, a huge new expense, which was ruled to be a new additional tax by the SCOTUS. He imposed massive new regulations and executive orders on businesses over and over, (which Trump has now mostly repealed.) And Obama prohibited drilling on Federal lands and in the Gulf, and refused to approve the KeystoneXL pipeline and the Dakota Access oil pipeline, sending the price of gasoline and fuel into very high prices, which further choked the economy and hurt the working class. And Obama approved a loan of ~$530million of US taxpayer funds to Solyndra Corporation, which then went bankrupt 2 weeks after receiving the cash, and many other stupid business decisions. Thankfully, Trump has reversed most of these economically hurtful policies, and we are now seeing the wonderful results. Recently, Obama himself has tried to claim that our booming economy is due to Obama? What took so long? After 8 long years, why wait until you are no longer in office to start improving the economy?
Obama's fuel & gasoline prices, which hurt the working class.