|End of Obama Admin, January 2017||End of Trump Admin, January 2021|
|GDP Growth Rate (annual)||1.7%||-3.49%|
|US Debt as % of GDP||103%||130%|
|New jobs over course of administration||10.3 million||-3 million|
|Americans without health insurance||28 million||30 million|
|Net annual US immigration||1.06 million||.4 million|
|Growth of annual net migration||35%||-62%|
|Texas GDP||$1.6 trillion||$1.7 trillion, 6% growth|
|California GDP||$2.591 trillion||$2.722 trillion, 8% growth|
|Annual Opioid Deaths||66,577||95,381|
|Number of Administration and campaign officials indicted||0||18 and counting|
|# of Police Officers injured or killed in attempts to overturn election results||0||140|
|Total Annual Police Deaths, 2016/2020||183||383|
|Market Capitalization||Jan 2017||Jan 2021|
|The New York Times||$2.1b||$8.25b|
|Core Civic (prisons)||$3.4b||$.8b|
|Covid Deaths per 1M pop. (11/21)|
A few other interesting stats.
Between 2000-2010, about one third of US counties saw their population decline.
More than half of US counties saw their population decline between 2010 & 2020.
Trump won 90% of the counties that lost population in the last decade. The dominant statistic tying these counties together is a lack of either immigration, or in-migration. Counties won by Biden generate more than two thirds of all US GDP. Trump dominated areas that are stagnating culturally and economically.
Rural hospital closures spiked in 2020, exacerbating a long term decline in access to health care in rural areas.
Already, 2021 is the deadliest year for police officers in living memory. Thanks to Republicans, vaccine refusal has resulted in almost 300 officer deaths so far this year, even higher than last year’s total. Compare that to only 183 deaths in 2016 from all causes.
Politics is always a matter of life and death.