Resources

Information on Our National Debt and Liabilities:

Congressional Budget Office:
An Analysis of the President's 2013 Budget
(This shows just how fast the administration plans to increase the debt)
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43083

National Debt Clock:
(Watch our debt grow in real time!)
http://www.usdebtclock.org/

American Population: 
(So you know how many Americans will share the debt burden with you!)
http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

White House’s Office of Budget and Management:
(These charts provide historical data on growth of government spending, our deficits and debt, and projections for the future.)
http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals

Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare, Annual Report:
(Outlining entitlement programs’ financial problems)
http://www.ssa.gov/oact/TRSUM/index.html

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, The Moment of Truth:
(One way to put us on a better direction)
http://www.fiscalcommission.gov/sites/fiscalcommission.gov/files/ documents/TheMomentofTruth12_1_2010.pdf

Republican Budget Committee: A Roadmap for America’s Future
(Another plan for reducing our debt and putting us on a better direction)
http://www.roadmap.republicans.budget.house.gov/
 

Unemployment

Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Unemployment Rate:
(See our current unemployment rate and how that’s changed in recent years).
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Data:
(See how much of the decline in the unemployment rate is the result of workers giving up on their job searches, rather than finding employment).
http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat01.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization:
(See how high unemployment is when unemployed and discouraged workers are included)
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm
 

Medical Care

Business Insider, “Health Care Costs Will Exceed Average Household Income By 2030”: 
(Learn how insurance premiums continue to rise)
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-15/news/ 31195624_1_insurance-premiums-health-insurance-care-spending

The New York Times, “Health Insurance Costs Rising Sharply This Year, Study Shows”
(Read how ObamaCare is driving premium ups, instead of down. )
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/ business/health-insurance-costs-rise-sharply-this-year-study-shows.html
 

Energy

AAA: Fuel Gauge Report:
(See the current average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States , and compare it to what it was last year.)
http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com/index.asp

Congressional Research Service, “U.S. Crude Oil Production on Federal and Non-Federal Areas”: 
(This report shows that the amount of oil production on federal lands has fallen.)
http:// cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/documents/CRSreport%20Oil%20Production.pdf

Greater New Orleans, Inc. Regional Economic Alliance:
“The Impact of Decrease and Delayed Drilling Permit Approvals on Gulf of Mexico Businesses”
 (This report shows how businesses are impacted by government’s failure to allow more exploration.)
http://gnoinc.org/uploads/ GNO_Inc_Permit_Slowdown_Impact_Survey_Results.pdf

ABC News, Reporting on Green Energy Scandals and Problem of Corporate Welfare:
(“Investing” in green energy may sound like a good idea, but such programs are often used to funnel money to the politically connected, at taxpayers’ expense).

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/obama-fundraiser-pushed-solyndra-deal-inside/story? id=14691618&page=2

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/car-company-us-loan-builds-cars-finland/story? id=14770875#.T3BeEHmPv3B