Monday, October 18, 2010

PROGRESS in the 11th C.D.

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PROGRESS is designed to show the real effects of the steps President Obama and Democrats have taken to rebuild our economy. Behind these numbers are stories about people whose lives and communities have been positively affected by the change Democrats have made.

Progress: California's 11th Congressional District

After years of failed Republican policies that led to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, our economy is beginning to grow again. Democrats have worked to spur job creation, make health care more affordable, invest in small businesses, and expand opportunities for education. Below is a look at the progress so far in your community.

The elections on November 2 will determine whether we continue rebuilding a stronger and more prosperous America or return to the failed policies of the past that put special interests, corporations, and big banks ahead of working families. Democrats need your support, and your vote, to keep our country moving forward.

ECONOMY & JOBS in California


Number of jobs created or saved through June because of the Recovery Act

Source: Joint Economic Committee

SMALL BUSINESS in California 11th


Number of small businesses eligible for health care tax credits under the Affordable Care Act

Source: House Commerce Committee

THE MIDDLE CLASS in California 11th


Number of middle-class families that received a tax cut through the Recovery Act


HEALTH CARE in California 11th


Number of residents who now will have access to quality and affordable health care because of comprehensive health care reform

Source: House Commerce Committee

EDUCATION in California


Number of teachers’ jobs saved because Democrats passed a deficit-neutral state-aid bill

Source: Dept. of Education

The Challenges We Inherited

Under the Bush administration, America’s economy and fiscal situation suffered:

National unemployment skyrocketed from 5.8 percent in 2002 to 9.3 percent in 2009; Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The national debt nearly doubled from $5.7 trillion to $10.6 trillion; Source: Treasury Department

The deficit exploded to $1.4 trillion from a $128 billion surplus. Source: Office of Management and Budget


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