Article posted Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:16am

1.2 million

Number of mortgages modified through the Home Affordable Modification Program


Number of additional mortgages not modified due to bank disorganization and understaffing, particularly at the nation’s largest banks

2 million

Number of home loans in foreclosure today


Approximate number of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes (but do pay payroll, sales, property, state, local and other taxes)


Percent of those who are senior citizens or low-income working families with children


Number of the 10 states with the highest percentage of people who don’t pay income tax that John McCain won in the 2008 presidential election


Net worth of the median American family before the 2008 mortgage crisis


Net worth of median American family in 2010

Sources: ProPublica; Tax Policy Center; Slate; New York Times