THE $19.9 TRIL­LION LEGACY

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

The Re­pub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee has as­sem­bled some telling num­bers as Pres­i­dent Obama pre­pares to leave of­fice and do other things.

“Obama touts his legacy, but the num­bers tell a dif­fer­ent story,” the com­mit­tee notes in a lengthy anal­y­sis of hard data, all cur­rent and gleaned pri­mar­ily from fed­eral sources.

Here’s a sam­pling from the RNC:

● $19.9 tril­lion: “The stag­ger­ing moun­tain of debt Obama will leave be­hind on Jan­uary 20, 2017.” Source: Trea­sury Depart­ment.

● $9.2 tril­lion: “The in­crease in the na­tional debt since Obama took of­fice.” Source: Trea­sury Depart­ment.

● $1 tril­lion: “Tax in­creases in Oba­macare over a decade.” Source: House Com­mit­tee on Ways and Means.

● $870.3 bil­lion: “Es­ti­mated eco­nomic cost of new fed­eral govern­ment reg­u­la­tions fi­nal­ized since Obama took of­fice.” Source: Amer­i­can Ac­tion Fo­rum.

● $750 bil­lion: “Amer­i­cans global trade deficit in 2015 un­der Obama.” Source: U.S. Cen­sus Bureau.

● $690 bil­lion: “In­crease in stu­dent debt since Obama took of­fice.” Source: Fed­eral Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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