Are You Better Off?

Bush’s legacy by the numbers.


4.9 million more
in poverty

2.5 million more
unemployed

8.6 million more
uninsured

Unemployed, Uninsured, Povery

household income 2000-2006

Household Income

historical job growth

Historical Growth


spending: clinton v. bush ($ billions)

Spending: Clinton V. Bush

projected surpluses turn into large deficits ($ billions)

Projected Surpluses Turn Into Large Deficits


Sources: US Congress, Joint Economic Committee, majority staff; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Figures in income and spending charts adjusted for inflation.