August 8, 2012

Obama By The Numbers
Kitchen Table Edition
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$810 Billion: Amount Of Taxes In ObamaCare. (CBO, 3/13/12; JCT, 6/15/12) $741 Billion: Amount Of Medicare Cuts In ObamaCare.
Boehner, 7/24/12) (Letter To Speaker John

$347.1 Billion: Debt Service Costs For Borrowing To Pay For Obama’s First Stimulus. (CBO, 1/27/09) $231 Billion: Burden Of New Regulations Imposed In 2011. (American Action
Network, 1/2/12)

$200 Billion: Forecasted Decrease In Economic Output Due To Obama’s Proposed Tax Hikes. (Ernst & Young LLP, 7/12) 146.4 Million: Americans That Are Either Considered Low-Income Or In Poverty. (The Associated Press, 12/15/11) 133 Million: Annual Paperwork Burden Hours Imposed By Regulators In 2011. (American Action Network, 1/2/12) 111.3 Million: Amount Of Paperwork Burden Hours Imposed By Federal Government Regulations Since January 1, 2012. (American Action
Forum, 7/9/12)

97.3 Million: Americans That Now Qualify As Low-Income. ( The Associated Press,
12/15/11)

49.1 Million: Americans In Poverty. (The Associated Press, 12/15/11) 46.5 Million: Number Of Americans Receiving Food Stamps. (Department Of
Agriculture, 6/29/12)

23.6 Million: Americans That Are Unemployed, Underemployed Or Have Given Up Looking For Work. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12) 15.8 Million: Adult Children Who Lived With Their Parents In 2010. (U.S.
Census Bureau, 6/12)

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12.8 Million: Unemployed Americans. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12) 8.2 Million: Americans Working Part-Time For Economic Reasons. (Bureau of
Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/10/12)

6.3 Million: Number Of Americans That Fell Into Poverty Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, 9/13/11) 5.6 Million: As Of May 2012, Number Of Mortgages Either 30 Days Delinquent Or In Foreclosure. (Lender Processing Services, 6/20/12) 5.5 Million: Adults Aged 25-34 That Lived With Their Parents In 2010. (U.S.
Census Bureau, 6/12)

1.65 Million: Jobs Forecasted To Be Lost Due To New And Pending EPA Regulations. (NERA Economic Consulting, September 2011) 1.35 Million: Personal Bankruptcies In 2011. (Los Angeles Times, 1/5/12) 1.1 Million: Jobless Seniors Who Have Been Unemployed For More Than Six Months. (Charles A. Jeszeck Testimony, 5/15/12) 1.05 Million: Construction Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor
Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12)

860,000: Increase In The Number Of Unemployed Women Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12) 852,000: Discouraged Workers That Have Given Up Looking For Work.
(Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12)

710,000: Jobs That Would Be Lost Due To Obama’s Proposed Tax Hikes.
(Ernst & Young LLP, 7/12)

562,000: Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor
Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12)

401,000: Jobs Lost By Women Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor
Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12)

316,000: Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed
8/7/12)

62,900: Shortage Of Doctors By 2015 Due To ObamaCare. (The New York
Times, 7/28/12)

$51,514: Your Share Of The National Debt. (U.S. Treasury Department Accessed 8/7/12;
U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/7/12)

45,000: Increase In Unemployed Workers In July. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics,
Accessed 8/7/12)

$17,094: Increase In Your Share Of The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Treasury Department Accessed 8/7/12; U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed
8/7/12)

$15,500: Annual Cost Per Household From Federal Regulations. (Small
Business Administration, September 2010)

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$10,585: Cost Per Employee That Federal Regulations Place On Small Businesses. (Small Business Administration, September 2010) $4,300: Decrease In Real Median Household Income Since Obama Took Office. (Bloomberg, 4/30/12) $1,698: The Increase In The Cost Of Family Health Care Premiums Under Obama. (Kaiser Health News, 9/15/09; Kaiser Health News, 9/27/11) $858.50: The Current Monthly Price Of A Moderate-Cost Food Plan For A Family Of Four With Young Children, Up From $819.40 Since Obama Became President. (USDA, 2/09; USDA, 6/12) 97%: Increase In The Average Price Per Gallon Of Gas Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Energy And Information Administration, Accessed 8/7/12) 88%: Proportion Of U.S. Counties That Experienced Over-The-Year Declines In Average Weekly Wages In 2011. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics,
6/28/12)

70%: Voters Say They Expect The Economy To Either Get Worse Or Stay The Same, Compared To Just 27 Percent Who Say It Will Get Better In The Next Year. (NBC/The Wall Street Journal, 1,000RV, MoE 3.1%,
7/18 – 22/12)

66%: Americans That Think The Slow Recovery Is Due To Bad Policy. (The Hill, 7/23/12) 61%: Voters Say They Expect The Economy To Either Get Worse Or Stay The Same, Compared To Just 27 Percent Who Say It Will Get Better In The Next Year. (NBC/The Wall Street Journal, 1,000RV, MoE 3.1%,
7/18 – 22/12)

59%: U.S. Metropolitan Areas That Reported Higher Foreclosure Activity In The First Half Of 2012. (RealtyTrac, 7/26/12) 55%: Voters Say Recent News About Our Country’s Economy Has Made Them Less Optimistic. (NBC/The Wall Street Journal, 1,000RV, MoE 3.1%,
7/18 – 22/12)

54.3%: The Share Of Young Adults 18-24 Currently Employed, The “Lowest Since The Government Began Collecting These Data In 1948.” (Pew Research Center, 2/9/12) 53%: Voters Disapprove Of The Way Obama Is Handling The Economy. (NBC/The Wall Street Journal, 1,000RV, MoE 3.1%, 7/18 – 22/12) 49.1%: Percent Of The Population That Lives In A Household Where At Least One Member Received Some Type Of Government Benefit In The First Quarter Of 2011.” (The Wall Street Journal’s “Real Time
Economics,” 5/26/12)

42: Record Number Of Straight Months With Unemployment Rate
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Above 8 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12) 27%: Student Loan Borrowers That Have Past Due Balances. (Federal
Reserve Bank Of New York, 3/5/12)

25%: Increase In The Average Cost Of In-State Tuition At A Four Year College Since President Obama Took Office. (College Board,
2011)

23.8%: Unemployment Rate For Youth 16 To 19 Years Of Age. (Bureau Of
Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12)

15%: The Real Unemployment Rate, Including Those That Are Working Part-Time Due To Economic Reasons. (Bureau Of Labor
Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12)

14%: Seniors That Believe They Can Retire Comfortably. (Reuters,
5/15/12)

13.5%: Unemployment Rate For Youth 20 To 24 Years Of Age. (Bureau Of
Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12)

8.3%: Unemployment Rate. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/7/12) 0: Other People Obama Will Have Left To Blame For The Failures Of His Economic Policies In 2012. (The American People,
11/6/12)

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