The Obama Hockey Stick Graphs

Sarah Palin may be a hockey mom but Obama has the hockey sticks.

Super Economy Blog and Greg Mankiw

Federal non-defense spending soars under Obama.
Super Economy reported, via Free Republic:

for the first time in history U.S debt was downgraded. The Left still denies that President Obama has a lot of responsibility for this situation, instead laying blame on Republican refusal to raise taxes on the rich.

As I have written previously, it is dishonest to give voters the impression that tax increases on the rich is a solution to the deficit. In the latest projection by the Congressional Budget Office, the ten year deficit is estimated at 13 trillion dollars. By contrast, Obama’s various tax increases on the rich will only bring in 1 trillion in the same period.

The 13 trillion dollar deficit which the President helped create and long terms entitlement deficits are the main reason why S&P downgraded U.S debt, not the 1 trillion in tax increases which Republicans prevented…

…Let me illustrate how much of a departure from history the Obama Presidency represents in terms of spending. I will graph non-defense federal spending as a share of GDP since 1975.

That’s not all…
The long-term unemployment rate under Obama also forms a hockey stick.


And don’t forget… The deficit under Obama also looks like a hockey stick.
Obama tripled the deficit when he came into office.

The Obama deficit this year is expected to reach $1.29 trillion. (The Captain’s Comments)

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  • mg4us

    Awesome chart. .tells the story so well. .why don’t Republicans show this?

    Another reason debt downgraded is spending is out of line with a declining and stalled economy. . .

    Fo an interesting look as to why the “gears of the economy” and not turning but are stuck. . see this piece from Michelle Malkin, who is always on her game

  • Sam Stone

    Well, regardless of who is to blame, and there is enough to go around, this president is the first in my memory who has accepted none of it. Not one tiny bit. America has now seen the not only the first black president, but because of him perhaps the last black president and the FIRST who is will not be held responsible for anything during his regime.

  • Militant Conservative

    He’s our first black socialist. First black narcissist.

    First black hater of America. First black liar.

    First black Muslim president. Fist black Keynesian.

    First black democrat president.

    Lots of firsts, any of them positive?

    Powder is dry


    MC…you forgot first black president riding on ghetto one… 🙂

  • Sam Stone

    A note on Obama and his wife from an ex-SS agent.

  • Is there such a thing as a FRAUD-CEILING?

  • Gimme a Break, I’m just a Hobbit

    Unlike Michael Mann’s glowbull warming hockey stick, the ones shown here reflect reality.

  • He may own that hockey stick, but he bought it on my credit card, and I’d like it back before he charges any more useless crap on it.

  • jd


  • Wm T Sherman

    He ordered companies to start hiring again. What more could he possibly do?

  • Militant Conservative

    Obama has done his level best to

    Destroy America’s economy.

    Clear and present danger, Obama

    The Master of desaster.

    Powder is dry

  • Betsy Ross
  • bg



    Resigned Safe School Czar Jennings Rationalizes Pedophilia

    Teabaggers allowed tons of narcotics to traffic across the border

    did either make the talking O’bobblehead & MSM press news yet?? /s/


  • libtard

    Obama tripled the deficit when he came into office?
    “But many critics, either out of ignorance or malice, are blaming Obama for deficits that are not his fault.”

  • Valerie

    OT – there have been riots in London, ostensibly over an exchange of gunfire that left a man dead, and the newspaper did not carry the dead man’s name. I looked it up, it was Mark Duggan. Roundup, here.

    Tottenham had riots in 1985, as well. Lots of pictures.

    This looks like a Clockwork Orange scenario, but take a look at the pictures of the “rioters.” This is likely to be a long-standing problem, a situation that was just waiting to break.

  • CoolCzech

    1/20/2013: End of a Rolling Disaster

  • bg


    libtard #14

    pardon me, but that report is from 2009,, it’s 2011..

    [That having been said, Obama has been serving up softballs to the special interests in Washington, so his earned run average may actually wind up being worse than his predecessor’s. He promised change, but it appears that Obama wants to be Bush on steroids.]

    got an update??

    when is it appropriate for Obama to stop passing the bUCK/bLAME,
    2012?? 2016?? when does he act presidential, ergo, responsible??


  • Ian

    Instead of a hockey stick, it resembles a putter. So does he.

  • Valerie

    These are the graphs that should be the foundation for the election. These graphs are “radical.”

    The New York Times (and several Democratic politicians who should be named) have said that the Tea Parties are “radical.” That’s not so. The Democratic budget disaster is “radical.”

    Look at what they have done. This is “radical.”

    This could be the bases for an entire series of campaign commercials.

  • CoolCzech

    Ian commented:
    Instead of a hockey stick, it resembles a putter pooter. So does he.


  • Neo

    Schieffer: “Is this going to be a one-term presidency?”
    Axelord: “We are in a different place than we were the day he did that interview.”
    Schieffer: “We are, things are worse than they were.”

    Gone are the days of … “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.” Now he’s just “Gawd Damn”.

  • The Elector of Saxony

    The Democrat Party has owned the economy since 2006, actually. Are you better off today than you were in ’06? They have held at least 2/3 of the Government since the 06 midterm elections. In that 5 year period we have rocketed from ~5% unemployment to 10%, businesses have stopped hiring altogether, our credit rating has been downgraded, the housing market has tanked, and there has been no recovery whatsoever. Any bets on the media blaming the few Tea Party members in Congress, Wall Street greed, and George W. Bush?

    The Republican Party has not controlled the Congress as a whole in 6 years. It’s Harry Reid’s economy, it’s Obamalamadingdong’s failed “recovery”. They got everything they wanted, no credit check mortgages for so-called “minorities”, free food, housing, and welfare payments galore, government jobs programs to hire useless people to do work that is worthless, Union payoffs in the form of auto bailouts to shore up the Democrat voter base, Socialized Health Care, and this disaster is the result. Can some billionaire please take out full page ads in every paper in the country to point this out? I mean, if the Congressional Republicans won’t do it, if our Democrat-Media Complex won’t do it…I don’t know how people will ever figure it out before the country crumbles.

  • jainphx

    Looked at the pictures of the riot, the one with the bloody head, also had his pants down around his ankles. Too stupid to pull his pants up. I saw one the other day that made me bust out laughing. He was on a skate board going across the street, his pants low the way they wear them, with underwear showing. he unexpectedly had a problem, his pants fell down, what with trying to stay on skate board and pull his pants back up was just too much for him. he went a@@hole over tea kettle. The look on his face was just so funny. Oh well such is our spoiled youth.

  • Obama has failed on so many levels that this does not come as a surprise.

    The truly sad thing is is that we, the people, will be stuck with this ill advised trip into keynesian economics

  • Patty

    Remember he promised Hope and Change? Seems to me their was a fork in the road and he took the wrong turn.

    You can blame others for the problems the Great nation faces maybe once or twice but when you blame and blame other for almost 3 years, it proves to me his lack of maturity and lack of leader our Nation.

  • jony101

    the deep impact graph needs to be updated, it needs to be made deeper. Obama already is off the chart at the deep end. The makers of the graph didn’t comtemplate that the deficit would go any lower but they didn’t count on obama to prove them wrong.

  • Militant Conservative

    Libtard, re: debt

    Obama voted FOR TARP as a senator.

    Yup he own this mess lock, stock and barrell.

    Defend your boys policies. G head try.

    Powder is dry

  • bg



    i have to say that it sure seems like Senator Lindsey Graham
    (@ 12:15) has come a long ways since his TP bashing days..

    [Graham: Well you can’t be fourteen trillion dollars in debt unless both parties are working together to get you there. And the tea party is a result of what’s wrong in Washington. They didn’t create all this mess. It was an energy created by people seeing the country slipping away and wanting to do something about it. The tea party’s for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, so am I. I don’t have any faith that either party is going to change things until they are made to do so, we need a balanced budget amendment. The truth of the matter is if President Obama, if he was in the Southeastern Conference, he’d be fired as a coach. He would not have his contract renewed. Everything is worse. Unemployment is up by 18 percent. Gas prices are up by 93 percent. Everything, housing prices are down by 12 percent, he’s had a chance, we’re three years into this and he’s failing. It’s not the tea Party’s fault, what was hope and Change is despair and confusion. People are not creating jobs in this country because they think Howard Dean is going to raise their taxes. If you want to create job, don’t raise anybody’s taxes. Try to lower spending like the tea party and other people up here want. So the tea party is not the problem, Washington was broken before they got here. I hope they can help us fix it.]

    not to steal from MO, but for the first time in a long time, i am proud
    of him, he did a superb job of nailing the Tea party reality, while the
    other two went off on unsubstantiated TPDS tangents..

    [i especially liked how Axelrod appeared to believe LG was going to
    back his TP propaganda up.. aah, how sweet it was, same goes for
    LG’s response to HD..]

    btw, attention: Democrats, MSM et al..

    “What liberals like Rattner have totally ignored was that if interfering
    with an agreement to raise the debt ceiling was an act of terrorism,
    Democrats in both chambers of Congress were far more guilty than


  • Scott

    The “Hockey Stick Chart” tells the story of the biggest money grab in the history of the world…Obama, Reid and Pelosi own it.

  • Sam Stone

    “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. ”

    Barack Hussein Obama

  • Finncrisp

    The S & P debacle is long overdue. Fannie and Freddy should have been downgraded 10 years ago for their reckless ways and bloated political payoffs.

    Barry thinks he can just stick his chin up and out in defiance and the whole world will bow to him. He shouild have thought about it before he stated bowing to everybody else. Got no street cred, as they say.

    I am sure he has finally realized that community organizing is not part of his job description. Or not!

  • Scott

    Its important to understand that the United States is still the richest country in the world…It is our government at all levels who are bankrupt…Now, we must guard against them stealing more money from us. As well, we will have to tie their hands so that they don’t destroy our currency in desperate attempts to maintain profligate spending. Spending other people’s money is all they know. The vast majority of these folks have never done anything “real” in their lives. They have not run a business at any level much less from an owner’s perspective. Somehow, spending sleepless nights worried about making payroll has a way of sharpening one’s regard for wasteful expenditures. Neither have the vast majority of these persons spent a single day in uniform sweating under a hot sun or freezing the night away in a fighting position thousands of miles from home. Yet, these people run our nations wars as they attempt to run our lives…The vast majority of these persons in positions of power in government are lawyers. They went from cushy academia to cushy offices where they practiced the art of parsing words…Then, their natural ambition for money and power led them to goverment…Alas, we have learned that those who practice the art of parsing words don’t necessarily know a damn thing about running, well, anything…And so, we have progressed to the present state where our national leadership have bankrupted our Treasury.

  • bg


    Finncrisp #31

    re: Fannie and Freddy


  • squeaky

    [[…then says he “inherited” a deficit from Bush but he has voted multiple times to increase it almost $4 TRILLION in 2.5 years.]]

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