BUSH LEGACY

THE LEGACY OF GEORGE W. BUSH’S PRESIDENCY

The Country He Inherited, The Country He Leaves Behind

THE ECONOMY

JANUARY 20, 2001

TODAY UNDER BUSH

REAL GDP GROWTH1

4.09% Over Prior 8 Years

2.65% Over Prior 7 Years

NATIONAL DEBT2

$5.7 Trillion

$9.2 Trillion

BUDGET DEFICIT/SURPLUS3

$431 Billion Surplus over the Previous Three Budget Years

$734 Billion Deficit over the

Previous Three Budget Years

NEW PRIVATE SECTOR

JOBS CREATED4

1.76 Million Jobs Per Year

Over Previous 8 Years

369,000 Jobs Per Year

Over Previous 7 Years

AMERICANS IN POVERTY 5

31.6 Million

36.5 Million

QUALITY OF LIFE

JANUARY 20, 2001

TODAY UNDER BUSH

AMERICANS UNINSURED &

CHANGE IN UNINSURED LEVEL6

38 Million Uninsured

4.5 Million Less in 2 Years

47 Million Uninsured

8.5 Million More in 6 Years

ANNUAL TOTAL PREMIUM COST7

$6,230 for Family Premium

$12,106 for Family Premium

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME &

CHANGE IN MEDIAN INCOME8

$49,163

$6,000 Increase in 8 Years

$48,023

$1,100 Decrease in 6 Years

PRICE OF GAS9

$1.39/Gallon

$3.07/Gallon

COST OF COLLEGE10

$3,164 per year

$5,192 per year

PERSONAL SAVINGS RATE11

+2.3%

-0.5%

CONSUMER CREDIT DEBT12

$7.65 Trillion

$12.8 Trillion

UNITED STATES & THE WORLD

JANUARY 20, 2001

TODAY UNDER BUSH

U.S. TRADE DEFICIT13

$380 Billion

$759 Billion

STRENGTH OF U.S. DOLLAR14

1.07 Euros per Dollar

0.68 Euros Per Dollar

COMBAT READINESS15

All Active Duty Army Divisions Were Rated At The Highest Readiness Levels

Not A Single Active Duty Or Reserve Brigade In The U.S. Considered “Fully Combat Ready.”

FOREIGN OIL DEPENDENCY16

52.75% of U.S. Liquid Fuel Consumption is Imported

60.38% of U.S. Liquid Fuel Consumption is Imported

VIEW OF AMERICA ABROAD17

PEW POLL OF TEN NATIONS

58.3% Viewed

America Favorably

39.2% Viewed

America Favorably

GREAT BRITAIN’S VIEW OF U.S.

83% Favorable

56% Favorable

INDONESIA’S VIEW OF U.S.

75% Favorable

30% Favorable

TURKEY’S VIEW OF U.S.

52% Favorable

12% Favorable

GERMANY’S VIEW OF U.S.

78% Favorable

37% Favorable



1 Bureau of Economic Analysis

2 Department of Treasury

3 Congressional Budget Office

4 Bureau of Labor Statistics

5 United States Census Bureau

6 United States Census Bureau

7 Kaiser Study of Employer Health Care Benefits

8 United States Census Bureau

9 Energy Information Administration

10 Higher Education Coordinating Board of Washington State

11 Bureau of Economic Analysis

12 Insurance Information Institute

13 United States Census Bureau

14 OANDA.com: The Currency Website

15 Speaker of the House Fact Sheet, 11/29/07

16 Energy Information Administration

17 Testimony of Andrew Kohut; President, Pew Research Center; 3/17/07

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3jpeg-1.gif Reprinted from Democratic Caucus_ ____________________________________________________


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