pantslessprogressive:

“As economist Mark Thomas points out, government spending under Obama has increased at a lower rate than either Reagan, George H.W. Bush, or George W. Bush. The only president to have a lower rate of spending was, you guessed it, Bill Clinton.” - Jamelle Bouie
Per Capita Government Spending by President

pantslessprogressive:

“As economist Mark Thomas points out, government spending under Obama has increased at a lower rate than either Reagan, George H.W. Bush, or George W. Bush. The only president to have a lower rate of spending was, you guessed it, Bill Clinton.” - Jamelle Bouie

Per Capita Government Spending by President

think-progress:

owsposters:

You Pay Wall Street Oil Speculators This Much Per Fill-Up

Source 

think-progress:

owsposters:

You Pay Wall Street Oil Speculators This Much Per Fill-Up

Source 

politicalprof:

How the United States compares: poverty, healthcare and other variables in comparison with OECD countries. From Charles Blow.

politicalprof:

How the United States compares: poverty, healthcare and other variables in comparison with OECD countries. From Charles Blow.

(via pantslessprogressive)

soupsoup:

An oversimplified version of what one Occupy protester explained to me yesterday as his ideal monetary system 

So this person thought that if we have a resource based economy, survival would no longer be the motivating factor for work. Does this imply some sort of barter system? Leaving this over here to ponder what might become unnecessary and what could evolve out of such an economy. First consideration is the purchase of goods. How many of us have bought something completely useless or worse that we don’t even want to support a friend or family member?

soupsoup:

An oversimplified version of what one Occupy protester explained to me yesterday as his ideal monetary system 

So this person thought that if we have a resource based economy, survival would no longer be the motivating factor for work. Does this imply some sort of barter system? Leaving this over here to ponder what might become unnecessary and what could evolve out of such an economy. First consideration is the purchase of goods. How many of us have bought something completely useless or worse that we don’t even want to support a friend or family member?

ilovecharts:

Want to get the skinny on oil? Check this out.
via Annie

ilovecharts:

Want to get the skinny on oil? Check this out.

via Annie

jayparkinsonmd:

We spent a little over $50 billion on Black Friday this year.
We spend a little over $6 billion on healthcare every day.

jayparkinsonmd:

We spent a little over $50 billion on Black Friday this year.

We spend a little over $6 billion on healthcare every day.

ilovecharts:

dcdecoder:

Context for the defense spending discussion currently going on.
From Ilya Gerner - worth noting.

We’re number one!

ilovecharts:

dcdecoder:

Context for the defense spending discussion currently going on.

From Ilya Gerner - worth noting.

We’re number one!