Posts filed under “Politics”


Source: World Economic Forum

Category: Digital Media, Employment, Politics

About That Labor Force Participation Rate . . .

@TBPInvictus here: On April 17, 2012, North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx stood before her colleagues in the House of Representatives and said (emphasis mine): Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, the March employment report continues to show us that the Federal Government has not been helping to create jobs in our economy. A Wall Street Journal editorial…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Cycles, Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, 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. Continues here  

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