EXHIBIT             L       CASE 14SC-2




Estimated vs. Actual Federal Spending

for Fiscal Year 2013 from Federal Budgets



[+]       Pensions          889.1   841.9   856.0   854.5   878.5   866.3   864.0  

[+]       Health Care     880.0   976.4   950.8   920.0   916.1   882.2   856.1  

[+]       Education        105.2   138.7   135.2   118.1   136.1   98.0     85.3    

[+]       Defense           714.3   822.4   856.5   868.1   901.4   856.5   818.7  

[+]       Welfare           304.0   384.8   408.5   405.4   422.3   430.4   404.8  

[+]       Protection        49.0     54.8     57.2     58.1     62.8     60.6     52.6    

[+]       Transportation 66.0     83.9     96.2     110.3   114.2   94.5     91.7    

[+]       General Government   22.8     26.6     29.9     29.2     28.1     32.3     30.4    

[+]       Other Spending           66.1     76.3     89.2     86.4     96.2     141.4   30.1    

[+]       Interest            302.5   411.6   435.9   321.0   247.7   222.8   220.9  

[+]       Balance           0.0       -0.0      -0.0      0.0       -0.0      0.0       -0.0     

[+]       Total Spending:  Start chart    3,398.9            3,817.5            3,915.4            3,770.9            3,803.4            3,685.0            3,454.6           

[+]       Federal Deficit            -29.3    512.3   727.3   767.5   901.4   972.9   679.5  

[+]       Gross Public Debt       12,276.4          17,440.1          16,699.2          17,750.5          17,547.9            17,249.3          16,719.4         

 from me total spending for this year:         including interest payment      $4.134 trillion

Spending: budgeted estimated actual

Data Sources for 2013:

GDP: Fed. Budget: Hist. Table 10.1

Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1

Switch to revenue




            The Facts About Rising

Health Care Costs

Underlying medical costs drive growth


Total health care spending in the United States is expected to reach $4.8 trillion in 2021, up from $2.6 trillion in 2010 and $75 billion in 1970. To put it in context, this means that health care spending will account for nearly 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), or one-fifth of the U.S. economy, by 2021.1


U.S. health care spending breakdown

Why is U.S. health care spending so high?

Insurer profits: a reality check

The Aetna value

Many consumers and small employers are struggling to afford their health insurance premiums. Some employers are not able to offer health care coverage at all. For firms with fewer than

10 employees, only 50 percent offered coverage to their workers in 2012.2


As a result:


49 million Americans lacked health insurance in 2011.3

Those consumers with health care coverage experienced a 7.2 percent increase in their share of health care costs between 2011 and 2012. Health care costs for American families in 2012 exceeded $20,000 for the first time.4

Increasingly, Americans are having problems paying for care — 26 percent report they or a family member had problems paying medical bills in the past year. Fifty-eight percent of Americans reported foregoing or delaying medical care in the past year.5

Escalating health care costs also are straining federal and state budgets, hindering the nation’s ability to pay for important initiatives needed to address other significant issues.

The rate of increase has slowed in the past decade — from 9.5 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2010.6 But the rate of health care cost increases continues to be well above the general rate of






This section summarizes the report’s major findings.

In 2012

At the end of 2012, the OASDI program was providing benefit payments1 to

about 57 million people: 40 million retired workers and dependents of retired

workers, 6 million survivors of deceased workers, and 11 million disabled

workers and dependents of disabled workers. During the year, an estimated

161 million people had earnings covered by Social Security and paid payroll

taxes. Total expenditures in 2012 were $786 billion. Total income was $840

billion, which consisted of $731 billion in non-interest income and $109 billion in interest earnings. Asset reserves held in special issue U.S. Treasury

securities grew from $2,678 billion at the beginning of the year to $2,732 billion at the end of the year.

Short-Range Results

In 2012, Social Security’s cost continued to exceed the program’s tax income

and also continued to exceed its non-interest income, a trend that the Trustees project to continue throughout the short-range period and beyond. The

2012 deficit of tax income relative to cost was $169 billion, and the projected

2013 deficit is $79 billion. The size of the 2012 deficit is largely due to a

temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax for 2011 and 2012.

The legislation establishing the payroll tax reduction also provided for transfers from the General Fund of the Treasury to the trust funds to “replicate to

the extent possible” revenues that would have occurred in the absence of the

payroll tax reduction. Including these general revenue reimbursements, the

2012 deficit of non-interest income relative to cost was $55 billion, and the

projected 2013 deficit is $75 billion.

The Trustees project that the asset reserves of the OASI Trust Fund and of

the combined OASI and DI Trust Funds will be adequate over the next 10

years under the intermediate assumptions. However, the projected reserves

of the DI Trust Fund decline steadily from 85 percent of annual cost at the

beginning of 2013 until the trust fund reserves are depleted in 2016. At the

time reserves are depleted, continuing income to the DI Trust Fund would be

sufficient to pay 80 percent of scheduled DI benefits. The DI Trust Fund

does not satisfy the short-range test of financial adequacy




2013 Social Security Trustee Report

All funds in billions of dollars[15]

Category         Retirement

OASI  Disability

DI        Medicare

Part A

HI        Medicare

Part B & D


Income during 2012    731.1   109.1   243.0   293.9

Total paid 2012           645.4   140.3   266.8   307.4

Net change in Reserves           85.6     -31.2    -23.8    -13.5

Reserves (end of 2012)           2,609.7            122.7   220.4   67.2

Benefit payments        $637.9 $136.9 $262.9 $303.0

Railroad Retirement accounts 4.1       0.5       —        —

Administrative expenses         3.4       2.9       3.9       4.4

Social Security Income

Payroll taxes    $503.9 $85.6   $205.7 —

Taxes on OASDI benefits      26.7     0.6       18.6     —

Beneficiary premiums —        —        3.7       $66.6

Transfers from States  —        —        —        8.4

General Fund reimbursements            97.7     16.5     0.5       —

General revenue transfers1     —        —        —        $214.8

Interest earnings          102.8   6.4       10.6     2.8

Other   —        3.9       2.2

Total    731.1   109.1   243.0   293.9

Total expenditure all categories social security and medicare 2013                   $1.377 trillion.


1. To prevent Social Security from losing tax revenue during

the reduced Social Security worker 2.0% tax rate reduction

in 2011 and 2012 Congress borrowed money from the Federal

general tax fund and transferred it to the Social Security trust funds

Sources: Social Security Administration, [42]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) [43]




            Employment Situation Summary

Transmission of material in this release is embargoed             USDL-14-0354

until 8:30 a.m. (EST) Friday, March 7, 2014


Technical information:

 Household data:       (202) 691-6378  *  cpsinfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/cps

 Establishment data:   (202) 691-6555  *  cesinfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/ces


Media contact:         (202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov






Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the

unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of

Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and

business services and in wholesale trade but declined in information.





  |                                                                  |

  |         Effect of Winter Storms on Employment Estimates          |

  |                                                                  |

  | Severe winter weather occurred in much of the country during the |

  | February reference periods for the establishment and household   |

  | surveys. For information on how weather can affect employment    |

  | and hours data, see Question 8 in the Frequently Asked Questions |

  | section of this release.                                         |





Household Survey Data

   From me:   if we multiply 10.5 million people times 93.3 percent;   then add in 10.5 million more for the 6.7 below;   we get a total workforce of 113.36 million not including military.  10.5 million of which are not working.  That makes 102.86 million people earning money, or paying the bills.


Both the number of unemployed persons (10.5 million) and the unemployment

rate (6.7 percent) changed little in February. The jobless rate has shown

little movement since December. Over the year, the number of unemployed

persons and the unemployment rate were down by 1.6 million and 1.0

percentage point, respectively. (See table A-1.)


Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (6.4

percent), adult women (5.9 percent), teenagers (21.4 percent), whites (5.8

percent), blacks (12.0 percent), and Hispanics (8.1 percent) showed little

or no change in February. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.0 percent (not

seasonally adjusted), about unchanged over the year. (See tables A-1, A-2,

and A-3.)


The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more)

increased by 203,000 in February to 3.8 million; these individuals accounted

for 37.0 percent of the unemployed. The number of long-term unemployed

was down by 901,000 over the year. (See table A-12.)


Both the civilian labor force participation rate (63.0 percent) and the

employment-population ratio (58.8 percent) were unchanged in February. The

labor force participation rate was down 0.5 percentage point from a year

ago, while the employment-population ratio was little changed over the

year. (See table A-1.)


The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes

referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed at 7.2

million in February. These individuals were working part time because their

hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find full-time work.

(See table A-8.)


In February, 2.3 million persons were marginally attached to the labor

force, a decline of 285,000 over the year. (The data are not seasonally

adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were

available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12

months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched

for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey. (See table A-16.)


Among the marginally attached, there were 755,000 discouraged workers in

February, down by 130,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally

adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work

because they believe no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.5

million persons marginally attached to the labor force in February had not

searched for work for reasons such as school attendance or family

responsibilities. (See table A-16.)






Illinois Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Illinois fell 0.2 percentage points in January 2014 to 8.7%. The state unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Illinois peaked in January 2010 at 11.4% and is now 2.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Illinois unemployment compared to other states.


The number of people unemployed in Illinois peaked in January 2010 at 753,515. There are now 186,461 fewer people unemployed in the state. Illinois job growth data is also available.


Unemployed Persons  January 2014  Month/Month Year/Year

4          Illinois 567,054    -12,938      -35,319

Number of Unemployed Persons

from me; if we multiply 567,054 times 92.3% times 100 we get 5,233,908 workers




Illinois Population 2013


Based on estimates and the studies by the United States Census Bureau, the population of Illinois in 2013 is estimated to be 12,875,255, which is the 5th largest population in the United States. This growth displayed a 0.3% increase from the last census taken in 2010. Based on the population and based on the area of the state, the population density of the state is about 232 people per square mile, ranked the 12th largest population density in the United States.

March 2013     7.5%   9.2%   602,783

February 2013 7.7%   9.2%   603,761




llinois would be only the second state to reach the 12-digit mark. But California, the previous epic fail, has a much larger tax base and is on the mend.

Pension statistics tend to make eyes glaze over, and the $100 billion moment is an unofficial, back-of-the-envelope calculation. But it's an undeniably big and potentially symbolic number as state legislators wrestle with the shortfall in money owed to current and future retired teachers, judges, state workers and even lawmakers themselves.




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CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois budget deficit skyrocketed to almost $44 billion, by far the worst in the nation, the state’s auditor said in report released this week.

The latest audit looked at the 2011 fiscal year, which ended last June. The deficit has more than doubled to $43.8 billion in four years. It stood at just over $20.8 billion in 2007, according to a report filed by auditor William Holland.

Looking at just the fund for general expenses, the state was $8.1 billion in the red in the red in 2011. Illinois ended the year with more the $4 billion in unpaid bills.

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According to the report, five states have a budgetdeficit, and Illinois’ is by far the biggest:

1) Illinois $43.8 billion

2) New Jersey $33.4 billion

3) Massachusetts $22.8 billion

4) Connecticut $14 billion

5) California $10.5 billion

Gov. Pat Quinn’s office blamed the deficit on problems beyond his control.



Chief among the state's financial challenges is skyrocketing public pension obligations, not just for 150,000 current and

retired state workers, but for 600,000 current and retired teachers, state university employees and others around the state.

While our revenues will grow by $817 million in Fiscal Year 2014, our pension obligations will grow by $933 million. The

state's critically-needed investment in education is being squeezed more than at any time in history




Revenues match expenditures


General Fund Revenues $35.6B

General Fund Spending $35.6B

All Funds Revenues $62.4B

All Funds Spending $62.4B






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Governor's Budget Projections Mean Huge Cuts for Kids

Emily J. Miller | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago

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Emily J. Miller

While Illinoisians rang in the New Year with family and friends, a little-noticed new forecast released by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) on the first of the year leaves no room for celebration.


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How Does the State's Pension Disaster Affect Illinoisians?

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Reboot Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn estimates that the pension liability grows by $12.6 million every day. We've heard about this issue for so long that it's become a jumble of doom-laden numbers all so large they are difficult to comprehend.



Remember four years ago, when lawmakers raised your income tax by 67 percent? It barely made a dent in the state's extensive pile of unpaid bills and pension debt rose to $100 billion by the time the General Assembly passed a pension reform bill in December 2013. Now we're waiting for several lawsuits to get that bill before the Illinois Supreme Court, which will decide if it survives -- in whole or in part. - See more at: http://rebootillinois.com/?infographic=193#sthash.5awp5M7a.dpuf


 6,700 pensioners receiving over $100,000.00 per year in IL will rise dramatically.



On that basis, you could dream about 48 of the states. Illinois now has the second-highest property taxes in the nation, according to a recent report from the Urban Institute. Only New Jersey had higher property tax rates as of the end of 2012, the period covered by the report.


Property taxes in Illinois average 2.28 percent of a home’s value, according to the Urban Institute. In New Jersey, they’re 2.32 percent, and in lowest-taxing Hawaii, they’re 0.27 percent. (The lowest among mainland states is Alabama, at 0.46 percent.)




Illinois has the 9th-highest tax burden of any state Illinois had the ninth-highest tax burden in the country in fiscal year 2010 at $4,512 per capita, higher than all its bordering states. - See more at: http://illinoispolicy.org/simplereport/illinois-is-a-high-tax-state/#sthash.MNKTlHwi.dpuf







Firearm Industry Statistics

Statistic Verification

Source: State Fish & Game Departments, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, IRS

Research Date: 1.1.2014

In America the right to bear arms is one of our oldest freedoms, and it’s a freedom nearly 2 million Americans exercise each year. The firearm industry saw a decline after the assault rifle ban of 1994 but has since seen a steep increase since the ban expired during the Bush administration. The increase in sales have continued through the Obama presidency as many buyers believe they may not have the opportunity in the near future.

Average Annual Firearm Production (U.S.)

Weapon           Production

*Number is the average produced yearly over the past 8 years

Rifle    1,425,500

Shotgun           777,125

Revolver          352,625

Pistol   889,125

Total Average Yearly Production   3,444,375

Firearm Sales Statistics           Data

Guns and ammunition manufacturing annual revenue           $11,000,000,000

Number of people employed by the firearm manufacturing industry 35,165

Number of weapons and ammunition manufacturers in the U.S.       465

Number of retail gun dealers  50,812

Annual Federal tax dollars collected on firearm sales            $123,000,000

Annual number of hunting licenses, tags, permits, stamps sold         31,625,161

Gross money for conservation from license sales       $525,753,481

Number of background checks for gun purchases in 2013     17,000,000

Percent of U.S. households that own a gun   32 %

Annual number of Americans who used a firearm for protection      645,000

Percent who felt laws limiting gun ownership infringe on the public’s right to bear arms     49 %

Firearm Market Share Market Share

*Measured in units sold, not dollars.

Remington Rifles        17.5 %

Remington Shotguns  21.5 %

Mossberg Shotguns     21.5 %

Thompson Center Mussleloaders        31.9 %

Ruger Handguns         16.7 %

Bushnell Scopes          17.1 %

Remington Rifle Ammunition            25.3 %

Winchester Shotgun Ammunition      31.9 %

Winchester Handgun Ammunition     22 %


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StockpilesGun Numbers

Civilian Guns

CompareNumber of Privately Owned Firearms

The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in the United States is 270,000,0001 to 310,000,0002

CompareRate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

The estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in the United States is 101.052 3 1 firearms per 100 people

CompareNumber of Privately Owned Rifles

In the United States, the number of rifles in civilian possession is reported to be 110,000,0002

CompareNumber of Privately Owned Shotguns

In the United States, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be 86,000,0002

CompareNumber of Privately Owned Handguns

There are reportedly 114,000,0002 handguns in civilian possession in the United States

CompareNumber of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, the United States ranked at No. 14

CompareRate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, the United States ranked at No. 11

CompareProportion of Households with Firearms

ChartIn the United States, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be


2012: 34.45 6 7