Graph of the Day for February 9, 2010

Randall Hoven
"It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question. I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn't under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn't on my watch. And it wasn't on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement - the prescription drug plan without a source of funding. And so I think it's important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we've actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word socialist around can't say the same."  President Obama.




Source:  
Gallup.


Hoven's Index for February 9, 2010


The top four most liberal US Senators in 2007 per the National Journal, and their voting scores (economic, social, foreign and overall):
Obama, Barack, D-Ill.:                      94, 94, 92, 95.5

Whitehouse, Sheldon, D-R.I.:                        94, 88, 94, 94.3

Biden, Joseph, D-Del.:                       94, 86, 98, 94.2

Sanders, Bernie, I-Vt.:                        90, 88, 98, 93.7


Federal government spending as a percent of GDP, actual and projected:

2001-2008 average:  19.6%

2007:  19.6%

2008:  20.7%

2009:  24.7%

2010:  24.1%

2011:  24.3%

Source:  CBO.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question. I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn't under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn't on my watch. And it wasn't on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement - the prescription drug plan without a source of funding. And so I think it's important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we've actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word socialist around can't say the same."  President Obama.




Source:  
Gallup.


Hoven's Index for February 9, 2010


The top four most liberal US Senators in 2007 per the National Journal, and their voting scores (economic, social, foreign and overall):
Obama, Barack, D-Ill.:                      94, 94, 92, 95.5

Whitehouse, Sheldon, D-R.I.:                        94, 88, 94, 94.3

Biden, Joseph, D-Del.:                       94, 86, 98, 94.2

Sanders, Bernie, I-Vt.:                        90, 88, 98, 93.7


Federal government spending as a percent of GDP, actual and projected:

2001-2008 average:  19.6%

2007:  19.6%

2008:  20.7%

2009:  24.7%

2010:  24.1%

2011:  24.3%

Source:  CBO.


Graph of the Day Archive.