Thursday, August 20, 2009

News by the Numbers - August, 2009

  • 2.5% income tax increase - would be imposed on each person who refused to buy government improved insurance, according to Dr. McKalip, the President of the Florida Neurosurgical Society.

  • 6.3% - the amount annual physician net income is estimated to drop under Obamacare.

  • 15 days into office - President Obama signed a bill expanding the children's health insurance program that was paid for with a 156% tax hike on tobacco, breaking his promise that he would not raise any taxes on those making less than $250,000.

  • 55% of Virginians favor strengthening and enforcing laws designed to prevent illegal aliens from living and working in the U.S., according to a recent Zogby poll.

  • 78% of Virginians believe that illegal immigration has a negative impact on the state budget.

  • 84% of Virginians want Virginia to join other states in making use of E-Verify mandatory by all employers statewide.

  • 90% of Virginians want Congress to reauthorize E-Verify, according to Zogby.

  • 88 million+ Americans could LOSE their private, employer-based coverage, according to The Heritage Foundation.

  • $452 Billion a year - Interest payments on the U.S. debt

  • $1.3 trillion - the cost of Obamacare, according to the Congressional Budget Office

  • $1.85 trillion - the federal budget deficit for FY2009

  • $2.67 Trillion - the outlays through the first nine months of this budget year, up 21% from a year ago.