Default By The Numbers

Republicans are holding our economy hostage to their ideological agenda, putting our nation at risk of default just a week from today. Default would have a real impact on middle class families, and at a time when our economy is still recovering, American families can’t afford to pay the price. Take a look at the numbers:

Over $1,000: Increase in mortgage payments for the average family

$250: Increase in credit card interest for the average family

$318: Additional amount families could pay per year on food

$100: Additional amount families could pay per year on gas

$182: Additional amount families could pay per year on utilities