Friday, September 24, 2010

GOP Chutzpah Awards, cont.

One of the other fun facts in the GOP "Pledge to America" is this chart purporting to show that Bush reduced spending, while Obama is now sending it through the roof with his "Democrat Budget":

Of course as statisticians always remind us, averages can hide a multitude of sins. (Note also the way the vertical scale was finagled on this chart to make 23 percent look like more than twice as much as 19.5 percent.) Here's a more complete picture of each president's stewardship of Federal spending during his term:

*(Obama, 2013 OMB projection)