Posts filed under “Politics”

Tune Out Politicians Still Obsessing Over Government Debt


Source: CBPP

 

Today’s chart comes from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It shows how much debt projections have changed during the past four years.

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Category: Economy, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Jefferson on Corporatocracy

Source: The Cagle Post

Category: Crony Capitalists, Digital Media, Politics, Really, really bad calls

States With the Biggest Infrastructure Need

Click for full graphic. Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Tax Day Charts: Federal Revenues and Spending

Since its Tax Day, I thought we might take a look at where your tax dollars go and where they come from. The first chart is Federal Revenues — what the sources of cash are from all sources. As you can see, the biggest revenue line is individual income taxes, accounting for 46% of revenues….Read More

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Taxes and Policy

The Ideological Middle Is Dead in Congress

Source: The Fix

Category: Digital Media, Philosophy, Politics

Historical Presidential Cycle Pattern – 1928 through 2012

Source: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, Bloomberg     Bank of America Merrill Lynch took a look at the presidential-election cycle and found that, on average, the second year is rather weak. Continues here

Category: Cycles, Markets, Politics

The Fiscal Cliff and the Dynamics of Income

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Military Waste and Fraud Are the Main Cause of Our Problems

“$8.5 TRILLION In Taxpayer Money Doled Out By Congress To The Pentagon Since 1996 … Has NEVER Been Accounted For” We’ve repeatedly documented that military waste and fraud are the core problems with the U.S. economy. For example, we’ve noted that we wouldn’t be in this crisis of hitting the debt ceiling in the first…Read More

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank, War/Defense

Nomura: Ukrainian Political Uncertainty

FT Alphaville has this awesome flowchart of Nomura’s analysis of Ukrainian political uncertainty, brilliantly titled Bank flowchart + geopolitics = acid trip.   click for ginormous graphic

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

60 Years of Budget Deficits in One Chart

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy