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  • All Tax Revenue Spent on Entitlements and Net Interest by 2030 October 17, 2014 All Tax Revenue Spent on Entitlements and Net Interest by 2030

    govt-waste-spending-xzyvyzysyt DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Eliminating Waste and Controlling Government Spending," by Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. In less than two decades, all projected tax revenues will be consumed by three federal programs (Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid, which includes

  • Entitlement Programs Primary Cause for Rise in Government Spending October 17, 2014 Entitlement Programs Primary Cause for Rise in Government Spending

    govt-waste-spending-xzyvyzysyt DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Eliminating Waste and Controlling Government Spending," by Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. Nearly all the growth in government spending over the past 40 years is due to growth in entitlement programs. In fact, government spending would be even

  • As Entitlements Grow, the Discretionary Share of the Budget Falls to Below One Quarter October 17, 2014 As Entitlements Grow, the Discretionary Share of the Budget Falls to Below One Quarter

    govt-waste-spending-xzyvyzysyt DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Eliminating Waste and Controlling Government Spending," by Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables: Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2014, Table 8.5, April 2013,

  • Budget Deficit Primed to Grow October 9, 2014 Budget Deficit Primed to Grow

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The 2014 Deficit Is the Smallest In Six Years. But Here’s the Bad News," by Romina Boccia. The Congressional Budget Office projects the federal budget deficit will increase significantly over the next ten years. Its baseline projection shows a deficit of nearly $1 trillion by 2024, and the

  • Charter Schools in Rural States October 3, 2014 Charter Schools in Rural States

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Is School Choice Feasible in Rural States?" by Lindsey Burke. The most rural state in the country, Maine, allows charter schools to operate, as do Mississippi and Arkansas, which also rank among the top ten states with the most residents living in rural areas. Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and

  • Measuring Corruption October 1, 2014 Measuring Corruption

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Why the U.S. Should Oppose the Creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court," by Brett D. Schaefer, Steven Groves, and James M. Roberts. Transparency International measures corruption by country in its annual Corruption Perceptions Index. No country had a perfect score in 2013, and

  • U.N. Programme Budget for the Biennium September 22, 2014 U.N. Programme Budget for the Biennium

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "A U.S. Agenda for the 69th Session of the U.N. General Assembly," by Brett D. Schaefer. Source: United Nations, Programme Budget for the Biennium 2004–2005, A/58/6/Add. 1, pp. 84–85; United Nations, Programme Budget for the Biennium 2008-2009, A/62/6/Add. 1, pp. 122–124; United Nations,

  • Russia's GDP Growth September 17, 2014 Russia's GDP Growth

    russia-economy-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russia's Avoidable Economic Decline," by Ariel Cohen, Ivan Benovic, and James Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Federal State Statistics Service, “Valovoy vnutrenniy produkt (v tsenakh 2008 g., mlrd. rub.)” (“Gross Domestic Product (in 2008

  • Russia Lags Behind World in Most Categories of Economic Freedom September 17, 2014 Russia Lags Behind World in Most Categories of Economic Freedom

    russia-economy-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russia's Avoidable Economic Decline," by Ariel Cohen, Ivan Benovic, and James Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Terry Miller, Anthony B. Kim, and Kim R. Holmes, 2014 Index of Economic Freedom (Washington, D.C.: The Heritage Foundation and Dow

  • Russia's Foreign Debt September 17, 2014 Russia's Foreign Debt

    russia-economy-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russia's Avoidable Economic Decline," by Ariel Cohen, Ivan Benovic, and James Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Central Bank of Russia, “Vneshniy dolg Rossiyskoy Federatsii (mln. Doll. SShA)” (“Foreign Debt of the Russian Federation (in millions

  • Russia: Little Improvement in Economic Freedom September 17, 2014 Russia: Little Improvement in Economic Freedom

    russia-economy-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russia's Avoidable Economic Decline," by Ariel Cohen, Ivan Benovic, and James Roberts. VIEW all graphics for this report. Russia’s score in the Index of Economic Freedom has changed little in the past 20 years. It remains just above the “Repressed” category. Source:

  • No Holdup for Obama's Nominees for Federal Courts September 15, 2014 No Holdup for Obama's Nominees for Federal Courts

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Obama’s Greatest Legacy: Remaking the Federal Courts," by Elizabeth Slattery. In the first 19 months of President Obama’s second term in office, 104 of his judicial nominees have been confirmed. That’s more than twice the number of confirmations for President George W. Bush during the same

  • Banks Not Short on Single-Family Mortgages September 15, 2014 Banks Not Short on Single-Family Mortgages

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Reinflating the Housing Bubble?" by Norbert Michel. Bank lending for single-family mortgages has been on the decline recently, but only after spiking dramatically in 2004, and figures remain above the 1996–2003 average. Source: FDIC. Tags: Federal-Housing-Finance-Agency, FHFA,

  • Total Families with Children, 1959-2012 September 15, 2014 Total Families with Children, 1959-2012

    war-on-poverty-50-years-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, “Historical Poverty Tables—People,” Table 2,

  • Self-Sufficiency: Percentage of Individuals Who Live in Poverty (Excluding Welfare Benefits) September 15, 2014 Self-Sufficiency: Percentage of Individuals Who Live in Poverty (Excluding Welfare Benefits)

    war-on-poverty-50-years-xzyvzqyqzq DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield. VIEW all graphics for this report. Sources: Figures for 1950–1958: Gordon Fisher, “Estimates of the Poverty Population Under the Current Official Definition for Years Before 1959,”