Graph of the Day for September 4, 2010

"America, we are better than these last eight years."  Barack Obama, August 2008.

When the GOP Wrote Federal Budgets

Sources:  OMB and CBO.  (WOT is War-On-Terror.)

Hoven's Index for September 4, 2010

Federal receipts in 2009:  14.8% of GDP

Federal outlays in 2009:  24.6% of GDP

Years since 1933 that Republicans controlled the House, Senate and Presidency:  6 

Years that Democrats controlled all three:  34

Years the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress:  56

Sources:  OMB and US Senate.  (Considering the Senate was split in 2001 and 2002.)

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