The president really claimed that the nation tried his economic plan and "it worked." In fact, the president's policies haven't come close to working. 41 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent. 23 million unemployed or underemployed Americans. The worst economic recovery since World War II. A budget-busting health care law that will make it harder for Americans to obtain medical care, according to the New York Times. The evidence is clear: the president's policies are not working.