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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 11:53 PM

Obama: measurements that best define his success (or failure)? [View all]

After almost three years in the job, I'd say:

1. Is the percentage of Americans in poverty increasing or decreasing?
2. Is the percentage of working-age Americans who are employed, full time, increasing or decreasing? Using this measure bypasses the skullduggery that's done with official unemployment figures.
3. Is the median wage rising faster than the true inflation rate, i.e., is the typical American's purchasing power increasing or decreasing?

What are your thoughts?

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