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- September 26, 2012

OBAMANOMICS HAS FAILED OHIO

Jobs:  Since Obama Took Office, Ohio Has Lost 16,500 Jobs. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/25/12)

Unemployed: Ohio Has 413,357 Unemployed Seeking Work. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/25/12)

  • “44.2 Percent Of The Unemployed In Ohio Have Been Out Of Work For Six Months Or Longer.” “An all-time high of 44.2 percent of the unemployed in Ohio have been out of work for six months or longer. That's up from 42.4 percent in 2010. The study notes the longer people do not have a job, the more difficult it is for them to get hired because of skill degradation and employer discrimination.” (Russ Zimmer, “Study: Wages, Jobs Suffering In Ohio,” Newark Advocate, 9/3/12)

Median Household Income: Under Obama, Median Household Income In Ohio Has Declined From $50,136 To $45,749. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 9/25/12)

  • In 2010, Ohio Households Were “Poorer” Than They Had Been In More Than 25 Years. “Ohio households were poorer last year than they’ve been in more than 25 years, and the number of people living in poverty is higher than it’s been in more than 30 years, according to a census report released yesterday.” (Bill Bush, “Median Income In Ohio Hits 27-Year Low,” Columbus Dispatch, 9/14/12)

Tax Hikes: Obama’s Plan To Raise Taxes Would Cost Ohio 27,500 Jobs. (Drs. Robert Carroll and Gerald Prante, “Long-Run Macroeconomic Impact Of Increasing Tax Rates On High-Income Taxpayers In 2013,” Ernst & Young LLP, 7/12)

  • Obama’s Plan To Raise Taxes Would Cost Ohio $6.5 Billion In Lost Economic Output. (Drs. Robert Carroll and Gerald Prante, “Long-Run Macroeconomic Impact Of Increasing Tax Rates On High-Income Taxpayers In 2013,” Ernst & Young LLP, 7/12)

Median Wage: “Between 2000 And 2011, The Median Wage In Ohio Fell To $15.20, A Loss Of $1.33.” “Real wage loss in Ohio since 2000 has been second only to Michigan, says a report released Sunday by Policy Matters Ohio. Between 2000 and 2011, the median wage in Ohio fell to $15.20, a loss of $1.33. Declines have sped up since 2006.” (Olivera Perkins, “Jobs With Mid-Range Pay Are Disappearing From Cleveland Area Labor Market,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 9/3/12)

Food Stamps: Since Obama Took Office, The Number Of People In Ohio Receiving Food Stamps Has Increased By 40 Percent. (“Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program: Number Of Persons Participating,” Food Research And Action Center, Accessed 8/10/12; “Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program: Number Of Persons Participating,” USDA Food And Nutrition Service, Accessed 8/30/12)

Poverty: Under Obama, 353,646 More People In Ohio Have Fallen Into Poverty. (“Poverty: 2007 And 2008,” U.S. Census Bureau, 10/11; “Poverty: 2010 And 2011,” U.S. Census Bureau, 9/12)

Ohio’s Poverty Rate Is At 15.3 Percent, Worse Than The Nation’s. “Ohio’s level of poverty — 15.3 percent — was worse than the nation’s, which was at 15.1 percent. Ohio’s level jumped 2 percentage points from 2009; it has never been this high since those records were first kept in 1980. The worst year before 2010 was 1994, when 14.1 percent of Ohioans were in poverty. (Bill Bush, “Median Income In Ohio Hits 27-Year Low,” Columbus Dispatch, 9/14/12)

  • 1.74 Million Ohio Residents Live Below The Poverty Line. “The 15.3 percent translates into 1.74 million Ohio residents living below the poverty line last year, which means a family of four making less than $22,300 a year. About 639,000 Ohioans younger than 18 were in poverty, and 244,000 children younger than 5 were.” (Bill Bush, “Median Income In Ohio Hits 27-Year Low,” Columbus Dispatch, 9/14/12)
  • 1 In 6 Ohio Households Struggle To Put Food On The Table. “The recession may have ended but 1 in 6 Ohio households continues to struggle to put food on the table.” (Catherine Candisky, “Report: Ohioans Still Struggling With ‘Food Insecurity,’” The Columbus Dispatch, 9/5/12)

Childhood Poverty: The Number Of Children In Ohio Living In Poverty Has Increased 4 Percent Since The Recession Started.  “A new national study has ranked Ohio 27th in the nation when it comes to child well-being and found that the number of children living in poverty in the state has increased by 4 percentage points amid the recession.” (Amanda Lee Myers, “More Ohio Kids Living In Poverty, Study Says,” The Associated Press, 7/25/12)

  • According To A Survey By Kids Count, 624,000 Ohio Children Were Living In Poverty In 2010. “The annual Kids Count survey, published today, found that 624,000 Ohio children, or 23 percent, were living in poverty in 2010. The national figure was 22 percent in 2010, the most recent figures available.” (Amanda Lee Myers, “More Ohio Kids Living In Poverty, Study Says,” The Associated Press, 7/25/12)
  • The Number Of Children Living In High-Poverty Areas In The State Has Increased From 5 To 12 Percent. “The survey also found that the number of children living in high-poverty areas in Ohio has nearly doubled, increasing by 5 percentage points to 12 percent, or 324,000 children.” (Amanda Lee Myers, “More Ohio Kids Living In Poverty, Study Says,” The Associated Press, 7/25/12)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio’s Childhood Poverty Rate Is At 45.3 Percent. “Cincinnati’s childhood poverty estimate of 45.3 percent ranked 12th among cities with more than 100,000 residents, and 70 percent of Cincinnati Public Schools’ 33,000 students live in poverty.” (Mark Curnutte, “Kids, Families Slide Into Poverty,” Cincinnati.com, 9/20/12)


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