How Obama doubled long-term unemployment

In 2009 when Barack Obama was sworn in, there were 2.6 million people unemployed for more than 6 months.  By June 2012, they had more than doubled to 5.3 million. Obama has promoted long-term unemployment by adopting policies that make it harder and more expensive for employers to hire people.  He has  pushed for higher taxes, higher energy costs, compulsory unionism and, of course, Obamacare. "When government makes hiring more difficult and expensive, there’s likely to be less of it," writes Jim Powell in Forbes magazine. Read it all.
[Thanks: BJS]