Via the Whited Sepulchre, comes this delightful graph from Greg Mankiw, Professor of Economics at the famously "wet" Harvard University:
As you can see, The Saviour's Plan to save the US by government intervention was supposed to help the unemployment rate fall from the nasty light blue line to the much better dark blue line. This is what three quarters of a trillion dollars was spent on. As you can see, the reality (the maroon dots) is that the unemployment rate is pretty much on the mirror image above the light blue line, massively worse than even the very-worst-case suggestions that Obamalamadingdong used to justify his crucifixion of the US economy.
Far from improving the unemployment rate, Obama's massive bailouts have made things worse, in fact, they are actually worse than "just" a mirror image of where they're supposed to be.
Ronald Reagan was absolutely right when he said the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
And still you will find some fuckwits insisting that the "right kind" of government can do good things.