Advancing a Free Society

Data Matters: A Tale of Two Budgets - Obama & Ryan

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Today, we add a new weekly feature to Advancing a Free Society. Each week, we will highlight data relevant to public policy that Hoover fellows are using in their research.

Our inaugural data post is a graph generated by John F. Cogan, the Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. The graph shows federal government outlays as a percent of GDP from 1994 to 2022. The graph presents historical outlays and the striking contrast between two different future scenarios: one that follows the Obama administration's budget and the other that follows the budget path that would be created under Paul Ryan's plan.

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