Economic growth (GDP)

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One of the biggest criticisms of Obama's economy is that growth has been sluggish. Historically, the U.S. economy has expanded 3% or more a year, on average.

The Great Recession was a meat-cleaver on the economy. Since then, the U.S. has struggled to grow at much more than 2% a year. 2015 was supposed to be a breakout year, but the Federal Reserve predicts growth of just 2.1% as the global economy holds back growth at home.

First published January 12, 2016: 5:07 PM ET

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