That said, his presidency has been "decent" for what he has been faced with. With an exception of the Health care bill (which was an epic fail). Oh and stating how much it would cost without stating how much it is projected to save is an old republican tactic that prays on the stupid.
Forgive me for not being as optimistic as you but 90+% of the time the Government takes control of something and projects its going to "save" money it ends up costing a substantial amount more...
In 1965, the House Ways and Means Committee estimated that the hospital insurance program of Medicare - the federal health care program for the elderly and disabled - would cost $9 billion by 1990. The actual cost that year was $67 billion.
In 1967, the House Ways and Means Committee said the entire Medicare program would cost $12 billion in 1990. The actual cost in 1990 was $98 billion.
In 1987, Congress projected that Medicaid - the joint federal-state health care program for the poor - would make special relief payments to hospitals of less than $1 billion in 1992. Actual cost: $17 billion.
The 1993 cost of Medicare's home care benefit was projected in 1988 to be $4 billion, but ended up at $10 billion. The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which was created in 1997 and projected to cost $5 billion per year, has had to be supplemented with hundreds of millions of dollars annually by Congress.
In 2000 Health Care Financing Administration director Nancy-Ann DeParle who now serves as the White House health "czar" estimated that the number of children enrolled in Medicaid would increase by 1 percent a year, rising from 22.6 million in 2000 to 23.8 million in 2005. In reality 29.9 million children or about 26 percent more than projected were enrolled in Medicaid in 2005 Mr. Smith said.