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Doing the math on Obama’s 100 days

April 29, 2009

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President Barack Obama marks his hundredth day in office today, but it’s hardly the only digit that matters to the new administration.

Here are some highlights of Obama’s first 100 days, by the numbers:

• $3.6 trillion — Total spending in Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2010.

• $1.75 trillion — Total projected deficit in Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2010.

• $787 billion — Cost of tax cuts and new spending in economic stimulus package approved by Congress.

• $558.4 billion — Increase in the public debt, from Jan. 20 through April 24.

• $235 billion — Tax dollars spent to bail out failing financial institutions, Jan. 20-April 20.

• 2.055 million — Number of jobs lost, January-March.

• 908,666 — Housing foreclosures, Jan. 20-April 24.

• 8016.95 — Dow Jones Industrial Average close on April 27.

• 7949.09 — Dow Jones Industrial Average close on Obama’s Inauguration Day.

• 106 — U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan since Jan. 20.

• 49 — U.S. military deaths in Iraq since Jan. 20.

• 27 — Bank failures.

• 15 — Bills signed into law.

• 11 — States visited.

• 9 — Foreign countries visited.

• 4 — Visits to Camp David.

• 3 — Commerce secretaries nominated.

• 2 — Formal news conferences.

• 2 — Republicans in the Cabinet

• 1 — Visits to Hyde Park home in Chicago

• 1 — Commerce secretaries confirmed by the Senate.

• 1 — Number of college basketball teams picked by Obama that made it to the Final Four.

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