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Bush by the Numbers

$9.7 trillion — The projected national debt by 2014, including the cost of extending the Bush tax cuts, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In January 2001, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the debt would be erased by then.

$100 billion — The estimated cost to American taxpayers of the Iraq war from its inception through the end of 2003.

$27 million — The amount that a subsidiary of Halliburton, the huge company formally run by Vice Pres. Dick Cheney, has agreed to reimburse the government. The reason: overcharges on meals served to troops in Iraq and Kuwait.

8 million — Estimated number of workers who would be denied overtime pay under rules that the Department of Labor is expected to issue in March.

$6.3 million — Money that Halliburton (the U.S. military's biggest contractor in Iraq) reimbursed the U.S. Army after it disclosed that some of its employees may have accepted kickbacks from a Kuwaiti contractor. Halliburton has major contracts in Iraq worth more than $8 billion.

3.09 million — Manufacturing jobs shed by employers since July 2000, the last month the number rose. Last year, 516,000 manufacturing jobs were eliminated, and February marked the 43rd straight month of such cuts.

$2,356,778 — PAC money (campaign contributions from special interests) that Bush collected in 2003 — almost three times the amount raised by the Democratic candidates combined.

1,000 — Jobs added by the nation's employers in December 2003, a number far below the Bush administration's projected increase.

582 — American service members who have been killed (through March 22) in Operation Iraqi Freedom since the start of the war.

128 — Federal programs that are either cut back or eliminated by Bush's 2004 budget proposal. Among them: programs in education, health, housing and law enforcement.

48 — States where jobs are shifting from higher-paying industries such as manufacturing and information to lower-paying industries such as retail and hospitality, according to the Economic Policy Institute. 

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