[FoRK] The Twenty-One Billion Dollar Man

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Thu Jul 19 15:04:23 PDT 2007

No prob...

jb

On Jul 19, 2007, at 4:19 PM, Luis Villa wrote:

> 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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