Graph of the Day for August 31, 2010

Randall Hoven
"One of the ways that I stay in touch is through events like this, as well as reading letters from constituents and voters all across the country every night.  And obviously what's on a lot of people's minds right now is the economy."  President Obama, August 18, 2010.


Source:  USA Today.


Hoven's Index for August 31, 2010

Fraction of Americans receiving government anti-poverty assistance:  1 in 6

Number of people on Medicaid:  50 million

Increase since recession started:  17%

Number of people on food stamps:  40 million

Increase since recession started:  50%

Number of people on welfare:  4.4 million

Increase since recession started:  18%

Source:  USA Today.

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"One of the ways that I stay in touch is through events like this, as well as reading letters from constituents and voters all across the country every night.  And obviously what's on a lot of people's minds right now is the economy."  President Obama, August 18, 2010.


Source:  USA Today.


Hoven's Index for August 31, 2010

Fraction of Americans receiving government anti-poverty assistance:  1 in 6

Number of people on Medicaid:  50 million

Increase since recession started:  17%

Number of people on food stamps:  40 million

Increase since recession started:  50%

Number of people on welfare:  4.4 million

Increase since recession started:  18%

Source:  USA Today.

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