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The Obama economy has resulted in 39 straight months of unemployment over 8 percent, a 47 percent increase in the debt, a 23 percent increase in worker health insurance costs, and gas prices that are double what they were when the president took office. It's no wonder that half of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Instead of proposing serious solutions to these problems, President Obama continues to focus on distracting the American people from his record by manufacturing controversy over issues like extending the lower rate on student loans. It's time for the president to stop playing politics and start working with Republicans to address the economic challenges facing the American people.