[FoRK] The Twenty-One Billion Dollar Man

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Thu Jul 19 14:19:03 PDT 2007

Mind if I forward that around to some political-ish friends? would it
be OK if they published it? (removing attribution if that is so
desired, of course)

Luis

On 7/19/07, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>
> While we're on the topic of our esteemed leader...  here's a
> spreadsheet directly from the White House OMB:
>
>         www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2008/sheets/hist04z1.xls
>
> The portion of interest is the budget line item for the Executive
> Office of the President.  Here's a summary of that line-item for
> recent years in non-inflation-adjusted $millions:
>
>    1993:  194
>    1994:  231
>    1995:  215
>    1996:  202
>    1997:  221
>    1998:  237
>    1999:  417
>    2000:  283
>    2001:  244
>    2002:  451
>    2003:  386
>    2004:  3349
>    2005:  7686
>    2006:  5379
>    2007:  2677
>    2008:  1389
>    2009:  706
>    2010:  436
>    2011:  354
>    2012:  346
>
> I've spun this on its ear, adjusted this five ways to Sunday for
> inflation, normalized to 1970 budget units for the most underfunded
> line items in here, accounted for the "extra quarter" when the
> federal gov't reorganized its fiscal calendar, and generally
> scratched my head a lot over the last few days puzzling over this.
>
> I'll leave the conclusions to the reader.
>
> BTW, notice any interesting assumptions being made?
>
> jb
>
>
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