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number 13  07.24.05
number 14  07.31.05
Health Care Costs as
Percentage of Gross National
Product in 2003
Rates of Unionization in the
United States since 1975
number 15  08.06.05
Five states with the highest
rates of incarcerated African
Americans - number per
100,00 residents
0             5           10           15         
20
In 2003, the United States spent
15.3 percent of its GDP on health
care: $1.7 trillion

Total national health
expenditures increased by 7.7
percent in 2003 over 2002 - four
times the rate of inflation

It is projected that the percentage
will reach 18.7 percent in 10
years.  
0        1000    2000    3000   
4000
source: Viroqua
Institute
%    5      10     15     20    
25
source:  Economic Policy
Institute
number 18  08.27.05
number 17  08.20.05
Presidential vacation
days
source: Organization for
Economic
Cooperation and
Development
personal savings rates in
the United States since
1980
number 16  08.13.05
Violent crime rates:
adjusted victimization
rate
per 1000 persons over
the age of 12 years
70
50
30
10
1975        1985        1995         
2003
Between 1994 and 2003 violent
crime rates declined about 55%.
100   200   300   400   500   
600
Note: GHWBush and Carter are
single term statistics

Extrapolating GWBush's current
tally of vacation days over
two four year terms would
make him the most rested
president in history  at
approximately 700
vacation days

the average American- who
receives vacation as a
benefit- gets ten days of
vacation per year
%       2       4        6        8      10
savings rate : money left after
all expenditures as a
percentage of
disposable personal income
source: Viroqua
Institute
source: US Department of
Commerce
source: US Department of
Justice
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