Ridiculous but real charts from the U.S. Congress floor

Posted to Ugly Charts  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

The Floor Charts tumblr shows actual charts used on the United States Congress floor. Some of the paper signs aren’t so flashy, but then there are ones like the Republican Wheel of Giveaways used by Edward Markey that leave you wishing you’d thought of it first.

Remember when Netanyahu used that bomb diagram and we thought it was ridiculous? I guess he was just following the high high standard set by governments around the world.


  • I also love it when Karl Rove gets on TV with a tiny little white board. Y’all couldn’t have given the guy a touch screen at least?

  • Markey looks like Charlie Rose

  • The other day I saw some official papers from our Goverment (Croatian).
    At least it wasn’t full of pie charts, but 3D bars instead. I have a feeling that people that have to make the most informative decisions (like goverments) doesn’t even know what are trends, comparisons etc. in their data.


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