“spending” Charts

America the Broke: Owned by Others »

Because we have ignored balancing our budgets over the past few decades the public holds 11.5 trillion dollars of debt.…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 571
Score: 7

Crime Slows While Prisons Grow »

The United States spends more on prisons than education every year. Even though crime rates have continually fallen since the…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 312
Score: 6

Spend It Or Lose It »

What happens when federal government agencies that spend all their money are rewarded with bigger budgets? This chart breaks down…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 428
Score: 6

Local Businesses Generate More Wealth for Communities »

In addition to a loss in local spending generated, communities also sacrifice social benefits fostered by ownership of local business,…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 260
Score: 5

A Real Public Education Report Card »

Wouldn’t it be great if we could see how well students are performing across generations? And wouldn’t it be even…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 362
Score: 5

Our Federal #Budget On The Cutting Room Floor ... Or Is It? »

When it comes to the federal budget deficit, Americans hold some contradictory views. The majority of the public believes that…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 234
Score: 4

Danger on the Third Rail »

For far too long politicians have considered entitlement spending to be the third-rail of politics: touch it, and your future…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 243
Score: 4

Think the U.S. Has a Lot of Debt? Try These Countries »

Although the United States has a very large outstanding public debt, it is useful to measure that debt compared to…

Dustin M.
by: Dustin M.
views: 66
Score: 3

#ScrapPork: 2010 Pork Barrel Spending in U.S. House of Reps. »

Four out of the top five total earmark spenders are Democrats. In addition, Democrat Jim Moran ranked second in top…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 150
Score: 2

Putting America's Military Spending Into Perspective »

Each year, the United States spends about 700 billion dollars on military expenses, a number that rivals the total military…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 126
Score: 2

Consumer Confidence Up: Will Your Spending Habits Change? »

Spending on superfluous goods and services is a gauge of the strength of consumer confidence in the economy. Over the…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 71
Score: 2

The Dark Side of Overspending »

There’s a saying that goes, “shoot for the moon – even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Unfortunately…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 227
Score: 2

Medicare and Social Security’s Cloudy Future »

Predicting your financial future is hard. Markets tank, rates go up, and kids play 52 card pick up with your…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 242
Score: 2

Annual Lobbying Spending Across Major U.S. Industries »

The pharmaceutical and health products industry spent over $40 million more in 2013 on lobbying than any other industry. If…

kendramayer2017
by: kendramayer2017
views: 93
Score: 1

The Big Three: Spending On The Largest Federal Agencies »

As the government grows, so does its budget. The federal spending on the government's three largest agencies is certainly no…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 173
Score: 1

The Truth About Global Government Spending »

Following the 2008 financial crisis, many pundits claimed that a major cause of the persistent worldwide economic recession was the…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 154
Score: 1

The Cost of Fighting Climate Change »

President Obama recently unveiled a proposal to cut carbon emissions by forty percent from their 2005 levels. The plan is…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 62
Score: 1

Advertising Follows the Eyeballs »

A recent study found that the percentage of advertising spending per media outlet is strongly correlated with the percentage of…

Stephen Ostermiller
by: Stephen Ostermiller
views: 70
Score: 1

Decrease in State Pre-Kindergarten Spending »

Total state pre-kindergarten spending steadily increased from 2006 to 2010, with the largest increase in spending ($900 million) occurring between…

CLASP
by: CLASP
views: 81
Score: 1

Eligible Children Actually Served by Federal Programs »

Current investments in CCDBG, Head Start, and Early Head Start leave many eligible children without access to these programs. Information…

CLASP
by: CLASP
views: 250
Score: 1

3 Cents »

Could the sequester have been avoided? Yes! Washington could have cut 3 cents on every dollar it spends as an…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 162
Score: 1

How Much Did The National Debt Increase In 2013? »

To start off 2014 we thought we’d break down the amount added to the national debt in 2013. Warning: looking…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 294
Score: 1

US Spending on Basics »

Americans' budgets spent on basics as a share of their disposable income is dropping. That means Americans have more money…

HumanProgress.org
by: HumanProgress.org
views: 196
Score: 1

Amount Spent on Material Purchases »

TV, Stereo and Computer purchases were the most expensive purchases within the material condition with a median amount of $235.00…

BeyondThePurchase.Org
by: BeyondThePurchase.Org
views: 163
Score: 1

Small Education Gains, Big Pricetag »

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows that 4th– and 8th–grade test scores have made only modest gains since…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 86

The Cost Of America, One Citizen At A Time »

The government spends a lot of money, that much is for sure, but if the amount was divided among every…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 119

2014 Amazon Prime Members vs. Regular Members »

Spending habits of Amazon Prime members and non-prime members in 2014.

alyssa_1
by: alyssa_1
views: 29

Younger Americans Have Confidence in the Military's Strength »

Americans aged 18 - 49 are more confident in the relative power of the armed forces than are their elders.…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 65

Americans Are Starting to Doubt Our Military Power »

Americans of all ideological dispositions are increasingly worried that the United States is not spending enough on its defense. Over…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 56

Can Love Be Bought? If So, Men Are Buying »

Throughout the United States, Americans spend an incredible $19 billion on Valentine's Day, buying gifts and planning date nights. At…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 49

Educated Parent's Don't Mind Expensive Kindergarten »

According to the Economist, "Between 1960 and 2005 the share of men with university degrees who married women with university…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 156

How Are Americans Spending Their Money? »

Income plays a vital role in how different Americans are able to spend their money. Through an examination of different…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 64

What Are America's Financial New Year's Resolutions? »

Over a third of Americans would like to see themselves spend less, save more, and tackle their outstanding debts in…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 28

Cha-Ching! American Spending Strong »

American spending is stronger today than in the past, and the strongest since the recession. This reflects higher confidence in…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 90

December Spending Strong Among High and Low Income Americans »

As we can guess, December spending peaks for Americans during the holiday season, and this was the case just last…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 40

The Recovery Of Christmas Spending »

As the economy continues to recover, Christmas spending is finally getting back on track. A survey of 1100 American shoppers…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 51
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