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The Data Scroll……Feeding The Brain Fuels Visceral Growth

The Data Scroll……… 

Fuels Visceral Growth

Today’s Date: November7, 2015 
We have devoted this devote a page to the numerous sets of data (charts) that trickle across my parts of the World Wide Web.

I will on occasion add commentary but commentary is not my major focus.  Data often tells a powerful story, if one takes a moment and actually reviews the data and thinks even briefly about what the data illustrates.

October 2015 Jobs Report (linked save bandwidth)

OK, so I promised little commentary, but I did not promise to avoid quips!

Immigration anyone?
GRAPH: The % of immigrant households using one or more welfare programs by sending region –

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A Look back st the past with a reflection in current unemployment

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YOUR GOP At Work.  And, despite all these people will VOTE GOP with every election!
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Did someone say executive abuse of power?

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Your GOP at Work
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ObamaCare does not work?  Of course,it does not work for the Kochs.

If you have any concern about US Veterans..take a look at this.

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No words necessary….. well, a few words are in order.  And, the GOP refused Medicaid Expansion and fights against the ACA like a modern day Civil War battle!

The Vote….

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A Ronald Reagan reminder and an expose on US conservatism. It took his buddy Rock Hudson contracting AIDs to garner is pre-dementia attention.

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Speaking of Reagan…..Trickle-down anyone????
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What’s The Best Town For Liberals In Your State?

A new data program by political consultant Clarity Campaigns could help you better select particular areas in towns and cities the next time you move, though, or simply for vacation for business travel – even for your next political campaign. Says Clarity:

No matter where you live, it’s a diverse world out there, and you’ll find people who feel the same way you do in every state.  

Clarity’s “What town matches my politics?” site lets you find those folks before you wander. It identifies the most liberal and most conservative places in all 50 states, using personalization tools that can help you select locations with populations that are more likely to align with your stances and beliefs.
 Clarity’s map shows the most liberal towns (blue) and most conservative ones (red) in each state.

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US national debt-to-GDP ratio. Who did it?

OK, so actually how much of the debt is Republican?  Conservatives may want to close their eye, the answer is not pretty.


Thanks to Ronald Reagan for the insemination and George W. Bush for the eventual birth of this set of data. And, I actually read how this nation might turn the US Senate back to the GOP. We have given them the SCOTUS, the House and now the Senate? Yee asks for Hell; Hell cometh (again).

ObamaCare: Facts are facts!

Chares Gaba’s ‘THE GRAPHS’


Happy 50th card.
March 7, 2014
51st vote March 13, 2014 @ 1.6 million per House vote =  $81.6 million for you tea party House on frivolous votes.
Pure insanity.
Unless they are garnering lucrative favor from the Kochs for these votes and waste of our tax dollars.
“Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein.  

Medicaid Expansion (A gift from the SCOTUS)

Obama Spending?

Source: Congressional Budget Office, Treasury Department

This is due to policy and government acquiescence.
Gallup gop favorability

Employment and Jobs October 2014

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Employment and Jobs

May 2014 (US total number of nonfarm jobs  climbs back to pre-recession levels)

Maddow Blog (Steve Benen)
The new report from Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May, which is almost exactly what economists expected. The overall unemployment rate, meanwhile, remained at 6.3% – still at its lowest point since September 2008, nearly six years ago.
Monthly job losses/gains in just the private sector since the start of the Great (Bush and GOP Trickle-down) Recession.
Justin Wolfers on two critical points regarding the May 2014 jobs report.

April 2014

This is literally insane!

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While the following does not include Benghazi, the image certainly reflects on the GOP as political operatives vs serious concerned politicians.

Why do people automatically assume the words “Food Stamps” reflects on minorities?   And we certainly know that some in the GOP use the words as a “dog whistle.”


How about some major hypocrisy and phoniness form the Right

A sickening an unacceptable statistic!

Now scroll down six charts!

Let’s have a recession!

Out of Context but relevant since the GOP and Fox News wants to hang-on to Benghazi!

Despite overwhelming obstruction!

On a day when the DIJA broke 15,000 (temporarily) and closed at a record level, plus the S & P 500 closed at a record level, how about some Obama Stimulus!

graph maddow blog unemployment 2007-2013 lowest in 5 years
Did Some Say Food Stamps?

Stock Investors. Can You Hear Me now?

Spending Anyone?

The Maddow Blog

Let’s talk Debt and Deficit


February 2013 Unemployment  (Calculatedriskblog Dot Com)

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A great reality correct?   Well, yes, no and maybe ……..

Record MARKET Levels (highest since 1896)

On March 5, 2013 The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached and all time high ….

From 1.20.2009 – 3.5.2013  (Barack Obama Inauguration Day forward)

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^DJI data by YCharts

Gone Viral!!!!

And, think of all the middle income voters who do not realize how they are feeding the “HUNGER GAME”

An inforgrahic that tells it all.  How do you expect the GOP to do things differently when they are so averse to doing things differently?


US Discrimination continues and flourishes

15 Charts That Prove We’re Far From Post-Racial

Posted: 07/02/2014 7:09 am EDT Updated: 07/02/2014

On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, officially banning discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also ended racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and in general public facilities. 

Fifty years removed from that milestone, it’s apparently easy to think that we’re over racism.

     Here are 15 facts that prove that’s not the case.

Excerted Charts (Four of fifteen)

2) There’s a big disparity in wealth between white Americans and non-white Americans.
White Americans held more than 88 percent of the country’s wealth in 2010, according to a Demos analysis of Federal Reserve data, though they made up 64 percent of the population. Black Americans held 2.7 percent of the country’s wealth, though they made up 13 percent of the population.
Much has been written explaining that the racial wealth gap didn’t come about by accident. Among other factorsFHA redliningrestrictive covenants, andexploitative contract selling practices that capitalized on black families’ inability to get conventional mortgages all prevented African-Americans from generating wealth through home ownership for much of the 20th century.

5) In the years before the financial crisis, people of color were much more likely to be targeted for subprime loans than their white counterparts, even when they had similar credit scores.
The Center For Responsible Lending came to that conclusion after analyzing government-provided mortgage data for the year 2004, supplemented with information from a propriety subprime loan database.
“For many types of loans, borrowers of color in our database were more than 30 percent more likely to receive a higher-rate loan than white borrowers, even after accounting for differences in risk,” the authors of the report wrote.
This wasn’t a new phenomenon. HUD data from 1998 also showed that predominantly black neighborhoods at every income level had a much greater share of subprime refinance mortgages than predominantly white neighborhoods.

11) White Americans use drugs more than black Americans, but black people are arrested for drug possession more than three times as often as whites.
This contributes to the fact that 1 in 3 black males born today can expect to go to prison in their lifetimes, based on current incarceration trends.
15) Employers are more likely to turn away job seekers if they have African-American-sounding names.
Applicants with white-sounding names get one callback per 10 resumes sent while those with African-American-sounding names get one callback per 15 resumes, according to a 2003 National Bureau of Economic Research report. “Based on our estimates,” the researchers wrote, “a White name yields as many more callbacks as an additional eight years of experience.”
“Facts are Pesky Things.” Ronald Reagan.

Romney anyone?

The Stimulus did not work, really?

Oh Well!!!!! And who has whittled away at public sector jobs since the 2010 Election.  Win at any cost!

Well,  what is up with the Red!!!!!

 As the old cowboys use dot say, “take a gander at dem numbers. Now, think bout who was in office during the years depicted.”  Then think we actually have Republicans slaying the Democrats have ruined the nation! And, they want us to allow them back into the Oval Office!

Yes, Hate Crimes has worked its ugly head onto the Data Scroll. Now, what groups are not represented as victims in the chart below?  I find it very telling that every group depicted below are frequent targets of Right-Wing demagogues (Including Pastors), and yes of course, media personalities. The Chart is missing one group: Women.

Hate Crimes graphic 

The GOP history on the Auto Industry is as telling as their proclamations of being the party of the fiscal conservative. Come one and come all they said to let the auto industry “GO”, no loans.  The outcome was quite different and the auto industry has again claimed its right place as leading the world auto producers.

And the Band Marches on!  I actually heard Rubio (R) Florida, say the the President has made things worse. Really?

Another look (Job Growth..look at Q1 2010. Stimulus was  6 months prior. The GOP says the stimulus did not work!)

Obama spending, yes of course,  fighting off a past that was consuming us.

OK, so any wonder the GOP does not feel we can do much for them?  Look at what happens for the RED line Folks after recessions!  Now, look at the Blue line folks!  And, those whom I feel the most for…look at their line!

So, Liberals are the builders of the debt? (Click chart for larger view)

“I’m Just Sayin”

While The nation’s Jobs private picture improves, the public jobs picture is dismal. Stimulus worked, GOP agenda against public service jobs also worked.

new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press out yesterday shows that “progressive” is the most positively viewed political label in America, with 67 percent holding a positive view compared to just 22 percent who view the term negatively:
The poll found that the term progressive is viewed positively by a majority of all partisan groups — including 55 percent of Republicans, 68 percent of Independents, and 76 percent of Democrats.

1% vs. 99%, how about Congress vs. us (gotta read the linked article)

Congressional net worth more than doubles since 1984

Something Big Happened To America In 1979

Hint: it had a lot to do with personal income.Publish Page
Originally submitted by Alan S. Found on

MediaMatters Busted Fox News AGAIN!!!!!

On Monday, Fox News displayed a chart illustrating changes to the unemployment rate during 2011:
Note how the 8.6 percent unemployment rate in November looks higher than March’s 8.8 percent rate, and about the same as the 9 percent unemployment rate in October.
Here’s how an honest chart of changes to the unemployment rate during 2011 looks:

 The Debt???? (Will update once Obama data is available)

Job Creators????

Pre-Obama…but a reveal look at how the Parties go about their business

OH Man, not good for any Administration!  A Double Dip of Recession happens when employment is at it is now. Follow the pattern. I am bold enough to suggest that the GOP would relish a Double Dip.

The pattern in the Times chart is really frighteningly clear. Even if you’re not good at that kind of thing, you can probably fill in the part that comes next. As Leonhardt notesSenator Charles Schumer said today, it would good news for at least some of his opponents.

The Mother of all Charts and a depiction of growing potential for ‘classism‘ in the United States. Chart linked for larger view

The dumbing down of the nation via maintaining ‘hands-off’ wealthy taxes continues!

The light-blue chunks of deficit are mostly the Bush tax cuts.
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) had this to say last night about her new campaign for Senate:
We’re in an epic struggle. This is really, in my mind and many others, about the survival of the middle class. This is about when we look at issues like reducing our debt — and that’s certainly something we must do — it’s about demanding shared sacrifice, not just letting the people who have had the privilege of climbing the ladder of success stand by the wayside.
That’s straight-up economic populism from a progressive politician, but as you can see in the chart below, she’s talking about something very real for voters in Wisconsin and a lot of other states. Here, for comparison, is the New York Times report on President Obama’s new stimulus plan, which would avoid a tax hike for all Americans that’s set to roll in on January 1:
Republican leaders have said they might support the payroll tax cut’s extension if its cost is offset by equal spending cuts, a condition they did not apply for extending the Bush-era tax cuts on high incomes.
At some point, the rank unfairness of preserving tax cuts for the wealthy at any cost (see the chart above) while being willing to raise taxes on ordinary families stops being politics and starts being news. We may be getting closer to that point. (Bonus read: Republicans in storm states balk at tying disaster relief to spending cuts. More bonus: Who’s falling out of the middle class.)

Conservatives behind closed doors, “Why is there data?”

Damn, Eric, John and Mitch, “How do we deal with this data”Rick, Mitt, Michelle or whomever.. ..
Government spending increased dramatically under Bush.  It has not increased much under Obama.  Note that this chart does not reflect any spending cuts resulting from deficit-cutting deals.
Notes, this chart includes Clinton’s last budget year for comparison.
The numbers in these two charts come from Budget of the United States Government: Historical Tables Fiscal Year 2012.  They are just the amounts that the government spent and borrowed, period,  Anyone can go look then up.  People who claim that Obama “tripled the deficit” are either misled or are trying to mislead.
The Stimulus and Jobs
In this chart, the RED lines on the left side — the ones that keep doing DOWN — show what happened to jobs under the policies of Bush and the Republicans. We were losing lots and lots of jobs every month, and it was getting worse and worse.  The BLUE lines — the ones that just go UP — show what happened to jobs when the stimulus was in effect. We stopped losing jobs and started gaining jobs, and it was getting better and better.  The leveling off on the right side of the chart  shows what happened as the stimulus started to wind down: job creation leveled off at too low a level.
It looks a lot like the stimulus reversed what was going on before the stimulus.
OH, man, Laura (Bush) look at this data. Did I do that?

Oh, Boy we cannot shake this poop off of our shoes. It seems that Bush left a real mess.

“Job Killing tax cuts” , they say…… SURE! (a bit fuzzy, sorry)

Well, who the hell do we owe?
Are some calling President Obama an ‘out of control’ spender?
Who is responsible for recent explosions of the National Debt?  
UUUUUM, Dorothy something is wrong, Obama spending vs Bush spending!
And, we made these tax cuts at the same time the chart above …..well, Dorothy I am confused!
A life of Luxury
A Life of the Extravagant

Tragedy in the mention of jobs in GOP debates
Oh, maybe because Fox News commentators are for some reason no asking about jobs. UUUUMMM, interesting and they are supposed to be journalist. I find it impossible to believe that ‘jobs’ does not cross their minds.

Actual Republican spending make a mockery of their “out-of-control-spending’ label for President Obama  (Large Charts LINKED below each chart for full view)
U.S. president↓ Party↓ Years↓ Gross Debt
Gross Debt
Gross Debt
(% Change/Term)↓
Gross Debt
(% Change/Administration)↓
Start debt/GDP↓ End debt/GDP↓ Increase debt
(in Billions of $)↓
Increase debt/GDP
(inpercentage points)↓
House Control
(with # if
split during term)↓
Senate Control
(with # if
split during term)↓
Roosevelt D 1941–1945 $48.9 $258.7 +429% n/a 50.4% 117.5% +203 +67.1% D D
Roosevelt/Truman D 1945–1949 $258.7 $252.7 -2.5% +416.8 117.5% 93.1% -8 -24.4% 79th D, 80th R 79th D, 80th R
Harry Truman D 1949–1953 $252.7 $266.1 +5.3% +5.3% 93.1% 71.4% +13 -21.7% D D
Dwight Eisenhower R 1953–1957 $266.1 $270.5 +1.7% n/a 71.4% 60.4% +6 -11.0% 83rd R, 84th D 83rd R, 84th D
Dwight Eisenhower R 1957–1961 $270.5 $289.0 +6.8% +8.6% 60.4% 55.2% +20 -5.2% D D
Kennedy/Johnson D 1961–1965 $289.0 $317.3 +9.8% na 55.2% 46.9% +30 -8.3% D D
Lyndon Johnson D 1965–1969 $317.3 $353.7 +11.5% +22.4% 46.9% 38.6% +43 -8.3% D D
Richard Nixon R 1969–1973 $353.7 $458.1 +29.5% n/a 38.6% 35.6% +101 -3.0% D D
Nixon/Ford R 1973–1977 $458.1 $698.8 +52.4% +97.6% 35.6% 35.8% +177 +0.2% D D
Jimmy Carter D 1977–1981 $698.8 $997.9 +42.8% +42.8% 35.8% 32.5% +288 -3.3% D D
Ronald Reagan R 1981–1985 $997.9 $1,823.1 +82.7% n/a 32.5% 43.8% +823 +11.3% D R
Ronald Reagan R 1985–1989 $1,823.1 $2,857.4 +56.7% +186.3% 43.8% 53.1% +1,050 +9.3% D 99th R, 100th D
George H. W. Bush R 1989–1993 $2,857.4 $4,411.5 +54.4% +54.4% 53.1% 66.1% +1,483 +13.0% D D
Bill Clinton D 1993–1997 $4,411.5 $5,413.2 +22.4% n/a 66.1% 65.4% +1,018 -0.7% 103rd D, 104th R 103rd D, 104th R
Bill Clinton D 1997–2001 $5,413.2 $5,807.5 +7.3% +31.7% 65.4% 56.4% +401 -9.0% R R
George W. Bush R 2001–2005 $5,807.5 $7,932.7 +36.6% n/a 56.4% 63.5% +2,135 +7.1% R 107th Split, 108 R
George W. Bush R 2005–2009 $7,932.7 $10,699.8 +34.8% +105.1% 63.5% 84.2% +3,971 +20.7% 109th R, 110th D 109th R, 110th D
Barack Obama D 2009–2011 (Jan 1) $10,699.8 $14,270.1 +33.3% n/a 84.2% 98.0% +3,571 +17% 111th D, 112th R D
(Source: CBO Historical Budget Page and Whitehouse FY 2012 Budget – Table 7.1 Federal Debt at the End of Year PDFExcel, calculate to last penny using this website, US Department of Commerce — Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Time series of U.S. federal debt overlaid with partisan affiliation of the White House and the Congress.

Federal spending, federal debt, and GDP

The table below shows the annual federal spending, gross federal debt, and gross domestic product for average presidential parties, specific presidential terms, and specific fiscal years.[17]
Fiscal Year President Party of President Federal Spending Federal Debt Gross Domestic Product Inflation Adjustor[18]
Billions[19] Adjusted[20] Increase Billions[21] Adjusted[22] Percentage Increase Billions[23] Adjusted[24] Increase
1978-2005 Democratic 9.9% 4.2% 12.6%
1978-2005 Republican 12.1% 36.4% 10.7%
1978–1981 Carter Democratic $678 $1,219 17.2% $994 $1,787 -0.4% $3,055 $5,492 9.4%
1982–1985 Reagan Republican $946 $1,396 14.5% $1,817 $2,680 49.0% $4,142 $6,108 11.2%
1986–1989 Reagan Republican $1,144 $1,499 7.4% $2,867 $3,757 40.2% $5,401 $7,077 15.9%
1990–1993 Bush Republican $1,410 $1,615 7.8% $4,351 $4,987 32.7% $6,576 $7,536 6.5%
1994–1997 Clinton Democratic $1,601 $1,684 4.3% $5,369 $5,647 13.2% $8,182 $8,606 14.2%
1998–2001 Clinton Democratic $1,863 $1,821 8.1% $5,769 $5,638 -0.2% $10,058 $9,829 14.2%
2002–2005 Bush Republican $2,472 $2,165 18.9% $7,905 $6,923 22.8% $12,238 $10,717 9.0%
2006-2009* Bush Republican $3,107 $2,452 13.3% $10,413 $8,218 18.7% $15,027 $11,859 10.7%
1977 Ford Republican $409 $1,040 $706 $1,795 $1,974 $5,019 0.39
1978 Carter Democratic $459 $1,093 5.1% $776 $1,850 3.1% $2,217 $5,285 5.3% 0.42
1979 Carter Democratic $504 $1,107 1.3% $829 $1,821 -1.5% $2,501 $5,494 4.0% 0.46
1980 Carter Democratic $591 $1,175 6.1% $909 $1,808 -0.8% $2,727 $5,422 -1.3% 0.50
1981 Carter Democratic $678 $1,219 3.8% $994 $1,787 -1.1% $3,055 $5,492 1.3% 0.56
1982 Reagan Republican $746 $1,252 2.6% $1,137 $1,908 6.8% $3,228 $5,417 -1.4% 0.60
1983 Reagan Republican $808 $1,294 3.4% $1,371 $2,195 15.0% $3,441 $5,510 1.7% 0.62
1984 Reagan Republican $852 $1,300 0.4% $1,564 $2,386 8.7% $3,840 $5,858 6.3% 0.66
1985 Reagan Republican $946 $1,396 7.4% $1,817 $2,680 12.3% $4,142 $6,108 4.3% 0.68
1986 Reagan Republican $990 $1,426 2.1% $2,120 $3,052 13.9% $4,412 $6,352 4.0% 0.69
1987 Reagan Republican $1,004 $1,406 -1.4% $2,345 $3,283 7.6% $4,647 $6,506 2.4% 0.71
1988 Reagan Republican $1,065 $1,447 2.9% $2,601 $3,534 7.7% $5,009 $6,806 4.6% 0.74
1989 Reagan Republican $1,144 $1,499 3.6% $2,867 $3,757 6.3% $5,401 $7,077 4.0% 0.76
1990 Bush Republican $1,253 $1,590 6.1% $3,206 $4,067 8.3% $5,735 $7,277 2.8% 0.79
1991 Bush Republican $1,324 $1,610 1.3% $3,598 $4,374 7.5% $5,935 $7,215 -0.8% 0.82
1992 Bush Republican $1,382 $1,624 0.9% $4,001 $4,703 7.5% $6,240 $7,334 1.7% 0.85
1993 Bush Republican $1,410 $1,615 -0.5% $4,351 $4,987 6.0% $6,576 $7,536 2.8% 0.87
1994 Clinton Democratic $1,462 $1,642 1.7% $4,643 $5,216 4.6% $6,961 $7,820 3.8% 0.89
1995 Clinton Democratic $1,516 $1,662 1.2% $4,920 $5,395 3.4% $7,326 $8,033 2.7% 0.91
1996 Clinton Democratic $1,561 $1,673 0.7% $5,181 $5,554 3.0% $7,694 $8,248 2.7% 0.93
1997 Clinton Democratic $1,601 $1,684 0.7% $5,369 $5,647 1.7% $8,182 $8,606 4.3% 0.95
1998 Clinton Democratic $1,653 $1,721 2.2% $5,478 $5,704 1.0% $8,628 $8,985 4.4% 0.96
1999 Clinton Democratic $1,702 $1,746 1.5% $5,605 $5,750 0.8% $9,125 $9,361 4.2% 0.97
2000 Clinton Democratic $1,789 $1,789 2.5% $5,628 $5,628 -2.1% $9,710 $9,710 3.7% 1.00
2001 Clinton Democratic $1,863 $1,821 1.8% $5,769 $5,638 0.2% $10,058 $9,829 1.2% 1.02
2002 Bush Republican $2,011 $1,929 6.0% $6,198 $5,945 5.5% $10,377 $9,954 1.3% 1.04
2003 Bush Republican $2,160 $2,018 4.6% $6,760 $6,316 6.2% $10,809 $10,099 1.4% 1.07
2004 Bush Republican $2,293 $2,082 3.2% $7,354 $6,677 5.7% $11,500 $10,441 3.4% 1.10
2005 Bush Republican $2,472 $2,165 4.0% $7,905 $6,923 3.7% $12,238 $10,717 2.6% 1.14
2006 Bush Republican $2,655 $2,249 3.9% $8,451 $7,158 3.4% $13,016 $11,024 2.9% 1.18
2007 Bush Republican $2,730 $2,263 0.6% $8,951 $7,419 3.6% $13,668 $11,329 2.8% 1.21
2008* Bush Republican $2,931 $2,366 4.6% $9,654 $7,793 5.0% $14,312 $11,553 0% 1.24
2009 Bush Republican $3,107 $2,452 3.6% $10,413 $8,218 5.5% $14,097 $11,529 2.6% 1.27
2010* Obama Democratic $3,091 $2,392 -2.4% $11,875 $9,247 12.5% $14,508 $11,297 -2.0% 1.29

President Obama spending is not pictured…. chart is dated pre- 2008 Election (Full Chart Linked Here)

GOP Members to GOP Leadership, “Hope this data is not viewed by the public, not a pretty picture, guys!

Old chart but very relevant!

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