2010: the year in numbers

December 30, 2010

You know we have a spending problem, but you don’t have the numbers. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a just-the-facts guide to government overspending in 2010.

23.8 PERCENT: Amount of the economy federal government spending consumed this year.

19.5 PERCENT: Average amount federal spending consumed between 1950 and 2007.

$1.29 TRILLION: Fiscal Year 2010 budget deficit.

26: Number of consecutive months the federal government has run a deficit.

$291 BILLION: Deficit for October and November 2010 (the first two months of fiscal year 2011).

12 PERCENT, or more than $1.5 TRILLION: Amount added to the federal debt this year.

$12.3 TRILLION: Total national debt at the end of December 2009.

$13.87 TRILLION: Total national debt as of December 20, 2010.

$14.9 TRILLION: Amount to which voted to Congress raise the nation’s debt limit.

$414 BILLION: Amount of interest paid on the national debt in fiscal year 2010.

0: Number of individual appropriations bills passed by Congress this year.

4: Number of continuing appropriations bills Congress has had to pass to keep the federal government running.

1: Number of times the U.S. House has failed to pass a budget in the modern budgeting era. This year was the first time.

40 PERCENT: Amount of the funding in the 2009 stimulus package for grants, loans and contracts that has yet to be given out.

2.6 PERCENT: Estimated economic growth for the third quarter (latest data available).

1.7 PERCENT: Estimated economic growth for second quarter.

3.7 PERCENT: Estimated economic growth for first quarter.

9.66 PERCENT: Average unemployment rate (January – November 2010).

9.7 PERCENT: Unemployment rate in January 2010.

9.8 PERCENT: Unemployment rate in November 2010 (latest data available).

1960s: According to Bloomberg no Congress since the Great Society has made so many laws affecting the American people.

13 PERCENT: Congress’s approval rating at year end – the lowest ever in the Gallup poll.

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18 Responses to 2010: the year in numbers

  1. PatriotWorks says:

    Our nation is under attack by an ideology of destruction.

  2. PatriotWorks says:

    Our nation is under attack by an ideology of destruction.

  3. PatriotWorks says:

    Our nation is under attack by an ideology of destruction.

  4. Malcolm says:

    Tell Obama and his Commie Czars they should feel lucky that TAR and FEATHERS for politicians are no longer in fashion these days.

    If it were, NONE of their activities would be happening.

  5. Malcolm says:

    Tell Obama and his Commie Czars they should feel lucky that TAR and FEATHERS for politicians are no longer in fashion these days.

    If it were, NONE of their activities would be happening.

  6. Malcolm says:

    Tell Obama and his Commie Czars they should feel lucky that TAR and FEATHERS for politicians are no longer in fashion these days.

    If it were, NONE of their activities would be happening.

  7. Lance McInnes says:

    I think it would be helpful to include (especially showing the numbers as a % of GDP):

    US GDP = $14.2 trillion
    US Debt = 13.9 trillion (98% of GDP)

    US Budget = $3.55 trillion (25% of GDP)
    Est Tax Receipts = $2.38 trillion (16.8% of GDP)

    Deficit = $1.17 trillion (8.2% of GDP)

  8. Lance McInnes says:

    I think it would be helpful to include (especially showing the numbers as a % of GDP):

    US GDP = $14.2 trillion
    US Debt = 13.9 trillion (98% of GDP)

    US Budget = $3.55 trillion (25% of GDP)
    Est Tax Receipts = $2.38 trillion (16.8% of GDP)

    Deficit = $1.17 trillion (8.2% of GDP)

  9. Lance McInnes says:

    I think it would be helpful to include (especially showing the numbers as a % of GDP):

    US GDP = $14.2 trillion
    US Debt = 13.9 trillion (98% of GDP)

    US Budget = $3.55 trillion (25% of GDP)
    Est Tax Receipts = $2.38 trillion (16.8% of GDP)

    Deficit = $1.17 trillion (8.2% of GDP)

  10. Colin Kowalski says:

    Pelosi/Reid/Obama is the most incompetent, arrogant and STUPID team of clowns to darken the swamp in Washington…EVER

  11. Colin Kowalski says:

    Pelosi/Reid/Obama is the most incompetent, arrogant and STUPID team of clowns to darken the swamp in Washington…EVER

  12. Colin Kowalski says:

    Pelosi/Reid/Obama is the most incompetent, arrogant and STUPID team of clowns to darken the swamp in Washington…EVER

  13. dwainscott says:

    we the people need to be able to:
    have 4 amendments passed.

    1. we the people have the power of the one line veto
    2. have the authority to rescind our vote for president and any elected official who usurps the wishes of the “MAJORITY” of the American people
    3 gives the rights back to the states to opt out of the washington style of government becoming an independent state
    4 and foremost, the monies of the government are held by its people, (no bank, no politician, no union) that they control the funds/not the federal reserve which has no control and is disbanded.

  14. dwainscott says:

    we the people need to be able to:
    have 4 amendments passed.

    1. we the people have the power of the one line veto
    2. have the authority to rescind our vote for president and any elected official who usurps the wishes of the “MAJORITY” of the American people
    3 gives the rights back to the states to opt out of the washington style of government becoming an independent state
    4 and foremost, the monies of the government are held by its people, (no bank, no politician, no union) that they control the funds/not the federal reserve which has no control and is disbanded.

  15. dwainscott says:

    we the people need to be able to:
    have 4 amendments passed.

    1. we the people have the power of the one line veto
    2. have the authority to rescind our vote for president and any elected official who usurps the wishes of the “MAJORITY” of the American people
    3 gives the rights back to the states to opt out of the washington style of government becoming an independent state
    4 and foremost, the monies of the government are held by its people, (no bank, no politician, no union) that they control the funds/not the federal reserve which has no control and is disbanded.

  16. sbenard says:

    I just saw your website on Cavuto’s program.

    I ran the numbers from the Treasury Dept website. So far in 2011 fiscal year, we’re borrowing 49.65% of the budget. But that was before Obama struck a tax deal to reduce the Social Security tax and extend unemployment benefits for 13 more months. These two items will add another $176 billion to the deficit. We are almost certainly borrowing more than 50 cents of every $1 we spend. It’s a catastrophe in the making!

  17. sbenard says:

    I just saw your website on Cavuto’s program.

    I ran the numbers from the Treasury Dept website. So far in 2011 fiscal year, we’re borrowing 49.65% of the budget. But that was before Obama struck a tax deal to reduce the Social Security tax and extend unemployment benefits for 13 more months. These two items will add another $176 billion to the deficit. We are almost certainly borrowing more than 50 cents of every $1 we spend. It’s a catastrophe in the making!

  18. sbenard says:

    I just saw your website on Cavuto’s program.

    I ran the numbers from the Treasury Dept website. So far in 2011 fiscal year, we’re borrowing 49.65% of the budget. But that was before Obama struck a tax deal to reduce the Social Security tax and extend unemployment benefits for 13 more months. These two items will add another $176 billion to the deficit. We are almost certainly borrowing more than 50 cents of every $1 we spend. It’s a catastrophe in the making!

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