Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Charting the Fiscal Trainwreck

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Average monthly tax revenue:
















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Average monthly tax revenue for the first quarter:





















What do these graphs say? In the first quarter of 2011, US Federal Tax revenue is down 10% compared to the first quarters of 2007 and 2008. While 10% may not seem so bad, you have to keep in mind that the federal government has borrowed and spent no less than $5 Trillion in the last 3 years in a madman's attempt at propping up the economy (and therefore propping up tax revenue).


Charts made from data taken directly from www.fms.treas.gov/mts/mts.pdf

1 Comments:

Anonymous Michael said...

When you consider that income limits for IRA conversion to Roth expired, the drop in revenue is more dire. I was able to convert for the first time and paid more taxes while sheltering my capital from taxes for the rest of my life.

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