Obama Birthday Card from RNC: Useful Stats for 2012 Elections

The Republican National Committee (RNC) sent this birthday card to reporters, offering 50 things Barack Obama should think about on his 50th birthday. Keep this in your files. It is useful reference material for the 2012 elections.

Barack Obama's Birthday Greeting from RNC

Visit the RNC for live links to most of the data sources below. Thanks to  The Australian and Red Dirt Report. To read about Obama’s Chicago birthday bash, check out this report from Uncoverage.

$14.3 Trillion: Current National Debt. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/3/11)
$3.7 Trillion: Amount Added To The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Treasury Department,
Accessed 8/3/11)
$2.6 Trillion: True Cost Of ObamaCare Once Fully Implemented. (Office Of The Speaker Of The U.S. House Of
Representatives, Report, 1/6/11)
$1.75 Trillion: Annual Cost Of Federal Regulations. (Small Business Administration, September 2010)
$1.42 Trillion: Federal Budget Deficit For FY2009 – Highest In U.S. History. (CBO, 10/7/10)
$1.29 Trillion: Federal Budget Deficit For FY2010 – Second Highest In U.S. History. (CBO, 10/7/10)
$1.15 Trillion: American Debt Held By China. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/3/11)
$973 Billion: Federal Budget Deficit For The First Nine Months Of FY2011 (CBO, 7/8/11)
$831 Billion: Price Tag Of Obama’s Failed Stimulus. (CBO, 5/25/11)
$575 Billion: Amount Of Medicare Cuts In ObamaCare. (CMS Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster, Memo, 4/22/10)
$491.7 Billion: Amount Of Taxes In ObamaCare. (Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 3/18/10;  Joint Committee On Taxation,
3/20/10)
$160 Billion: Taxpayer Funds For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac. (Bloomberg, 6/13/11)
$108.7 Billion: Projected Cost Of New Regulations For FY2011. (American Action Network, 7/8/11)
$24 Billion: Stimulus Funds Sent To Tax Cheats. (Government Accountability Office, April 2011)
45.7 Million: Americans Receiving Food Stamps. (Department Of Agriculture, 8/1/11)
$18 Million: Cost Of The Stimulus Website Recovery.org. (ABC News’ “The Note“ Blog, 7/8/09)
14.0 Million: Unemployed Americans. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
8.6 Million: Americans Working Part-Time For Economic Reasons. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed
8/3/11)
6.8 Million: Foreclosure Filings Since Obama Took Office. (RealtyTrac, Accessed 8/3/11)
6.3 Million: Americans Unemployed 27 Weeks Or Longer. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
3.8 Million: Increase In The Number Of People Who Were In Poverty In 2009 Over
2008. (NPR, 9/16/10)
3.2 Million: Workers Granted Waivers So That ObamaCare Would Not Outlaw Their Health
Care Plan. (HHS.gov, Accessed 8/3/11)
2.5 Million: Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
2.0 Million: Private Sector Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
1.8 Million: Jobs Lost Since Obama’s Stimulus Was Passed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
1.35 Million: Amount Former Wall Street Lobbyists Bundled For Obama And the DNC.
(OpenSecrets.org, 7/22/11)
1.3 Million: Private Sector Jobs Lost Since Stimulus Was Passed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
1.0 Million: Construction Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
982,000: Americans That Have Given Up Looking For Work. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
852,000: Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)
709,303: Personal Bankruptcies During First Half Of 2011. (The Wall Street Journal, 7/5/11)
633,500: Avoided Foreclosure Through HAMP, Obama Had Promised To Help As Many
As Nine Million. (The Wall Street Journal, 7/1/11; President Obama, Remarks In Mesa, AZ, 2/18/09)
$278,000: Cost Per A Stimulus Job. (The Weekly Standard, 7/6/11)
89,000: The Number Of Stimulus Checks Sent To Dead Or Incarcerated People. (The Wall
Street Journal, 10/7/10)
$46,453: Your Share Of The National Debt. (U.S. Treasury Department Accessed 8/3/11; U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed
8/3/11)
$15,500: Annual Cost Per Household Of Federal Regulations. (Small Business Administration, September
2010)
2020: Year That The CBO Predicts Medicare’s Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted. (CBO,
3/18/11)
408: Number Of Regulations Proposed By Obama During First Two Years That Have
An Economic Impact Of Over $100 Million. (Competitive Enterprise Institute, 2011)
244: Bundlers Who Accounted For 40 Percent Of Obama’s 2nd Quarter Fundraising
Haul. (Politico, 7/15/11)
90%: Americans Describe The State Of The Nation’s Economy As “Not So Good” Or
“Poor.” (Washington Post-ABC News Poll, 7/14-17/11)
80%: Small Businesses That Could Be Forced To Change Health Care Plans As A
Result Of ObamaCare. (The Washington Post, 6/15/10)
79%: Stimulus Funds For Wind, Solar And Geothermal Energy Projects That Went To
Foreign Firms. (Investigating Reporting Workshop/ABC’s World News Tonight/Watchdog Institute, 2/8/10)
59%: Americans Think The Economy Will Be Poor This Time Next Year. The Highest
CNN Has Recorded Since First Asking The Question In 1997. (CNN/ORC Poll, 7/18-20/11)
54%: Say Their Finances Are Not So Good Or Poor. (Bloomberg, 7/7/11)
16.2%: Workers Unemployed Or Underemployed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/8/11)
9.2%: Unemployment Rate. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/8/11)
3.6%: Inflation Rate During The Last 12 Months. (The Wall Street Journal, 7/6/11)
1: Budget Speeches The CBO Can’t Score. (Committee On The Budget, U.S. House Hearing,, 6/23/11)
1/3: Portion Of Obama’s Fundraising That Came From Wall Street Bankers. (Reuters,
7/22/11)
0: Other People Obama Will Have Left To Blame For The Failures Of His Economic
Policies In 2012. (The American People, 11/6/12)

Can only guess how dismal this list will be by August 4, 2012, just three months before Obama is voted out of the Oval Office.

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