The Economic Status of the U.S. in 39 Graphs

March 20th, 2013
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Econintersect:  The White House has released the 2013 Economic Report of the President.   The report numbers 456 pages but has a saving grace:  Just as a small child can "read" the National Geographic," attention-span-challenged adults can look at the "pictures" in the economic report.  We have selected 39 interesting graphs to share here.

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GDP Graphs

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From the report, discussing the graph above:

A comparison of recent economic performance in the United States with that of countries undertaking more abrupt fiscal consolidation underscores the importance of a balanced and responsible approach to return over time to a sustainable Federal budget. Figure 1-4 shows that while GDP in the United States has expanded for 14 consecutive quarters and surpassed its pre-recession peak, the recovery has faltered in places where austerity has been implemented more rapidly.  President Obama has put it succinctly:
“We cannot just cut our way to prosperity.”

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Tax Graphs

The following graph shows the redistribution of tax burden over the past 50 years.  The taxes paid by the middle 20% have increased approximately 35% ([19%-14%]/14%) while the taxes paid by the top 0.1% have  declined by 40% ([50%-30%]/50%).  The decline for the top 1% is about 28%.

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Employment Graphs

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Wealth and Income

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Government Spending and Recessions

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Exports and Trade

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Federal Deficits and Debt

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Health Care

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ENERGY

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Other

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Source:

Economic Report of the President (March 2013)









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