Graph of the Day for January 27, 2010

"There is no better potential driver that pervades all aspects of our economy than a new energy economy ... That's going to be my No. 1 priority when I get into office."  Barack Obama, October 2008

Public Priorities Per Pew Polling

Source:  Pew Research Center.

Hoven's Index for January 27, 2010

President Obama's FY 2010 budget request (including stimulus) as percentage increases over FY 2009, by discretionary category (i.e., not including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or TARP):

Education:  +209%

Commerce:  +131%

Energy:  +92.6%

Transportation:  +70.8%

HUD:  +40.8%

Labor:  +39.5%

Interior:  +32.7%

Agriculture:  +30.4%

HHS:  +28.0%

Veterans:  +13.8%

International:  +11.9%

Justice:  +8.9%

Treasury:  +8.7%

Defense:  +2.5%

Source:  The White House (Table S-12). 

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