How much the federal government borrowed from China to bail out the auto industry.
General Motors' profits in 2010, as reported to the IRS.
How much taxpayers will lose on TARP, according to new figures from Treasury. This is money we borrowed from China and gave to banks, insurance companies, and automakers.
How much taxpayers will lose on the auto bailout, according to new figures from Treasury. This was also borrowed money. Our kids and grandkids will, of course, still have to pay it back to China. Ditto for the TARP losses. And, by the way, Treasury says this loss is really good news. The Feds originally expected to lose $44,000,000,000 on the deal.
Live births in the United States in 2010, down 3 percent from 2009.
Number of pages in General Motors' 2010 tax return, had it been filed on paper rather than electronically. This is twice the size of GM's return of 2005.
As of Sunday, days since a category 3 hurricane has landed in the United States, "the longest period in more than a century that the U.S. [read United States] has been spared a devastating storm." (Bret Stephens, "The Great Global Warming Fizzle," Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2011)
The total fertility rate (births per 1,000 women) necessary to maintain population stabiliity.
The total fertility rate in the United States in 2010, down 3 percent from the year before. Declining fertility, if it continues, puts the United States on a glide path toward a European-style demography -- a relative handful of young folks working to pay the social benefits for their retired parents and grandparents.
Percentage of births to unmarried women in the United States in 2010. High and low for the United States were the District of Columbia (54.8 percent) and Utah (19.2 percent). Among non-Hispanic blacks, more than seven of ten births (72.5 percent) were to unmarried mothers. Other ethnic groups: American Indians and Alaska natives (65.6 percent), Hispanic (53.3 percent), non-Hispanic whites (29 percent), and Asians and Pacific islanders (17 percent).
The percentage of General Motors still owned by Uncle Sam.
Federal income taxes paid by General Motors in 2010.