Graph of the Day for April 18, 2010

"No one likes raising revenue, and understandably so.  But if you're going to buy, you need to pay.  If need be, I am hopeful that both parties will agree to look at revenues as part of the solution - not as a gateway to higher spending, but as part of a compromise that cuts spending and balances the budget."  Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader.



Source:  ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, 2010.


Hoven's Index for April 18, 2010


Economic growth, 1998-2008:

US average:  65.9%

10 most economically free states, per the ALEC-Laffer Index:  79.6%

10 least free states:  56.2%

Population growth, 1998-2008:

US average:  10.0%

10 most free states:  18.5%

10 least free states:  5.2% 

Source:  ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, 2010.


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