Agents of Change

In the last four years…

  • The debt of the United States has grown to a startling $16 trillion dollars — the largest total in our nation’s history.[1]
  • As the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reported, the Obama Administration has racked up 4 straight trillion-dollar plus annual budget deficits. [2]
  • Unemployment has remained over 8% for 43 straight months— a first since the Great Depression.[3] The real unemployment rate — taking into account those who have stopped looking or who are working part-time and want more work — is almost 15%.[4]
  • More than 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed.[5]
  • Because of this troubled economy, the number of Americans receiving food stamp assistance — more than 46 million in all — is at a record high, according to the government. [6]
  • The United States has slid from 3rd in ease of starting a new business to 13th in the world, trailing unlikely competitors like Rwanda and Macedonia.[7]
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