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The Clinton-Obama Economy By The Numbers

- August 10, 2016

As Clinton Campaigns On Replicating Obama's Failed Policies, A Look At The Numbers She Won't Mention


$19.3 Trillion: The National Debt As Of August 8, 2016. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/10/16)

$8.7 Trillion: Amount Clinton-Obama Policies Have Already Added To The National Debt Under Obama. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/10/16)

$1.98 Trillion: Amount Of New Federal Spending Clinton Has Already Proposed. (Reuters, 11/29/15;The Briefing, Accessed 8/10/15; The Wall Street Journal, 9/14/15; The Associated Press , 7/27/15; The Hill, 11/12/15;The Wall Street Journal, 6/15/15;American Federation Of Teachers, 11/9/15; National Education Association, 2/2/15; The New York Times , 9/2/15; Correct The Record, Accessed 10/12/15; The Briefing¸ Accessed 11/30/15;Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis Coalition, Accessed 12/1/15;The Briefing, 8/26/15;Federal Register, 12/12/14;The Briefing, 8/26/15;USDA, 10/2/15;The Briefing, Accessed 11/2/15; Department Of Justice, Accessed 11/30/15; The Briefing, Accessed 8/26/15;USDA, 1/12/15;The Briefing, Accessed 11/2/15;Reuters, 4/23/15;GAO, 03/14,USA Today , 12/22/15, U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services, 2/16; The Briefing 2/12/16,The Briefing 4/1/16,Congressional Research Service, 5/5/15; The Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget, 6/27/16; The Washington Post , 7/6/16)

$1.36 Trillion: Total Student Debt Owed By Americans. (Federal Reserve Board Of Governors, Accessed 8/10/16)

$869.3 Billion: New ObamaCare Taxes Over The Next 10 Years Clinton Supports. (Joint Committee On Taxation, 6/15/12; Congressional Budget Office, 4/14/14)

$745.66 Billion: The U.S. Global Trade Deficit In 2015. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/27/16)

$743 Billion: Cost Of New Regulations In Clinton-Obama Policies. (American Action Forum, 8/8/16)

$600 Billion: The Projected Federal Budget Deficit This Year According To The White House. (Politico, 7/15/16)

$292 Billion: The Economic Cost Of The Clinton-Obama So-Called Clean Power Plan. ( The Heartland Institute , 12/2/15)

$191 Billion: Amount Of New Revenue Clinton's Tax Plans Would Generate Over Ten Years. (Tax Foundation, 1/26/16)

$180 Billion: The Amount That Trade With Low-Wage Countries Reduces U.S. Workers' Wages Every Year. (Economic Policy Institute, 12/11/14)

$47 Billion: The Increase In U.S. Trade Deficits With China While Clinton Served As Secretary Of State Over The Previous Four Years. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/27/16)

$44.5 Billion: The U.S. Trade Deficit In June, The Third Month In A Row The Trade Deficit Has Increased. (Reuters, 8/5/16)

$4.6 Billion: Average Amount Of Debt Added Daily Since Obama Became President. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/10/16)

46.7 Million: The Number Of Americans In Poverty In 2014. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/1/16)

15.66 Million: The Number Of Americans Who Are Unemployed, Underemployed Or Have Given Up Looking For Work. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/5/16)

11 Million: Increase In The Number Of Americans On Food Stamps Under Clinton-Obama Policies. (U.S. Department Of Agriculture Food And Nutrition Service, Accessed 7/23/16)

6.9 Million: Americans Who Have Fallen Into Poverty Under Obama. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/10/16)

5.94 Million: The Number Of Workers Working Part-Time For Economic Reasons (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/5/16)

2.1 Million: The Increase In The Number Of Hispanics Living In Poverty Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/1/16)

2 Million: Jobs Lost As A Result Of The U.S. Trade Deficit With The 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Nations. (Economic Policy Institute, 3/3/16)

1.9 Million: Americans Who Are Only Marginally Attached To The Labor Force. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/10/16)

850,000: Jobs Lost As A Result Of NAFTA Between 1993 And 2013. (Economic Policy Institute's Working Economics Blog, 4/13/15)

311,000: Amount Of Full-Time Jobs Clinton's Tax Plan Would Kill. (Tax Foundation, 1/26/16)

265,000: Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Became President. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/5/16)

95,000: Jobs Lost As A Result Of The U.S.-Korea Trade Deal. ( Economic Policy Institute's Working Economics Blog , 5/5/16)

$59,796: Current Debt Per Capita Under Obama. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/9/10; U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/10/16)

$37,172: The Average Debt Load For College Graduates In The Class Of 2016, The Highest It's Ever Been. ( The Wall Street Journal , 5/2/16)

$9,626: The Amount The Average Student Loan Balance Has Increased Under Obama. (U.S. Department Of Education, Accessed 8/4/16)

$2,228: Decline In Median African-American Household Income Since Obama Became President. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/10/16)

1978: The Last Time The Labor Force Participation Rate Was At Its Current Level. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/5/16)

1965: The Last Time The Homeownership Rate Was At Its Current Level. (The Wall Street Journal, 7/28/16)

$1,656: Decline In Median Household Income Since Obama Became President. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/10/16)

$823: The Amount That Median Income For Hispanic Workers Has Fallen Under Obama. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/4/16)

$705: The Amount That Female Median Income Has Fallen Under Obama. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/4/16)

93%: Percent Of Counties In The U.S. That "Have Failed To Fully Recover" From The Recession. ( The Wall Street Journal , 1/12/16)

62.9%: The Current U.S. Homeownership Rate, Down 4.4 Percent From When Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/4/16)

62.8%: The Labor Force Participation Rate, Down 2.9 Percent From When Obama Took Office. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/5/16)

57%: Percentage Of Americans That Believe The U.S. Economy Is "Getting Worse." ( Gallup , 8/2/16)

45.1%: The U.S. Homeownership Rate For Hispanics, A Drop Of 3.5 Percent Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/4/16)

45: The Number Of Times Clinton Publicly Expressed Support For The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) As Secretary Of State. (CNN, 6/15/15)

43%: Percent Of Unemployed Americans That Have Given Up Looking For Work. (CNBC, 6/8/16)

41.7%: The African-American Homeownership Rate, Down 4.4 Percent Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/4/16)

37.1%: The Percentage Of African-American Children Living In Poverty In 2014. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 7/7/16)

32.1%: The Percentage Of Americans Ages 18-34 Living At Home With Their Parents, Making It The Most Common Living Arrangement For Young Americans. ( Pew Research , 5/24/16)

28.1: Average Number Of Weeks Someone Will Be Unemployed. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/5/16)

14.8%: Poverty Rate In 2014. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/1/16)

13.2%: Poverty Rate Before Obama Became President. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/1/16)

12.6%: The Underemployment Rate For Recent College Graduates, "The Highest It's Ever Been." (Economic Policy Institute, 4/21/16)

8.4%: The African-American Unemployment Rate, 3.5 Percent Higher Than The National Unemployment Rate. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/5/16)

8%: Amount Premiums Increased Under Obamacare In 2015. (The Hill, 4/25/16)

3: Straight Quarters The U.S. Economy Has Grown At Less Than A 2 Percent Annual Rate. (The Wall Street Journal, 7/29/16)

2.7%: U.S. Trade Deficit As A Percentage Of GDP In The First Quarter Of 2016, The "Highest Level In More Than Seven Years." ( The Associated Press , 6/16/16)

2.1%: Average Annual U.S. Economic Growth Under Obama, The "Weakest" Period Of Growth Since World War II. ( The Wall Street Journal , 7/29/16)

1.3%: Amount That Clinton's Tax Plan Would Reduce Americans' After-Tax Incomes. (Tax Foundation, 1/26/16)

1.2%: The Amount The U.S. Economy Grew In The Second Quarter Of 2016. (The Wall Street Journal, 7/29/16)

1%: Amount Clinton's Tax Plan Would Shrink The Economy. (Tax Foundation, 1/26/16)

0: New Ideas Clinton Offers Americans Struggling Under The Clinton-Obama Economy


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