Graph for the Day for March 1, 2011

Randall Hoven
"We are better than these last eight years."  Barack Obama, 28 August 2008.

"Republican rule on Capitol Hill drew to an exhausted end just before dawn on Dec. 9 after lawmakers dispatched a pile of bills that few had read and even fewer had helped write. Democrats say the era of such chaotic and secretive legislating came to a close as well."  The New York Times, 23 December 2006.



Source:  USA Inc., by Mary Meeker, via BusinessWeek.


Hoven's Index for March, 2011


Federal receipts/revenues as percentage of Gross Domestic Product:

1960-2000 average:  18.2%

2006:  18.2%

2007:  18.5%

2008:  17.5%

2009:  14.9%

2010:  14.9%

2011:  14.4%

Source:  White House Office of Management and Budget.


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"We are better than these last eight years."  Barack Obama, 28 August 2008.

"Republican rule on Capitol Hill drew to an exhausted end just before dawn on Dec. 9 after lawmakers dispatched a pile of bills that few had read and even fewer had helped write. Democrats say the era of such chaotic and secretive legislating came to a close as well."  The New York Times, 23 December 2006.



Source:  USA Inc., by Mary Meeker, via BusinessWeek.


Hoven's Index for March, 2011


Federal receipts/revenues as percentage of Gross Domestic Product:

1960-2000 average:  18.2%

2006:  18.2%

2007:  18.5%

2008:  17.5%

2009:  14.9%

2010:  14.9%

2011:  14.4%

Source:  White House Office of Management and Budget.


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