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Data Point: So the next time Democrats (especially NH ones) say we need policies like Europe

Decisions have consequences. So do policies.  And while Democrats all over keep insisting that “we’re the only industrialized nation that doesn’t <insert their latest policy complaint here>”, they aren’t all that willing to talk about the consequences of their policies. Like Venezuela (but the right people haven’t done Socialism right – WE CAN DO IT! …

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Data Point – Individual Income Taxes set record

The federal government collected a record $1,521,589,000,000 in individual income taxes through the first eleven months of fiscal 2018 (October 2017 through August 2018), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. Yet, the Progressive / Socialist / Democrats keep saying we have a revenue problem.  Seriously? However, the federal government also ran a deficit …

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Data Point – I hope this doesn’t continue on this slope

U.S. consumer spending extended gains into July and inflation rose to a six-year high, reflecting economic strength that should keep Federal Reserve policy makers on track to keep gradually raising interest rates. Purchases, which account for about 70 percent of the economy, rose 0.4 percent from the prior month for the second straight time, matching …

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Data Point – > 98% Of Mass Shootings Have Occurred Within Gun-Free Zones According To FBI Stats

After the Ft. Lauderdale shooting that took place in early 2017, the CPRC noted that from the 1950’s through July 10th of 2016, 98.4 percent of mass shootings as defined by the FBI have occurred on gun-free zones, with just 1.6 percent occurring where citizens are allowed to have firearms with them. Soak that in. …

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Data Point – “Worker pay and benefits climbing at fastest pace in 10 years, ECI finds”

The numbers: American workers are finally reaping the benefits of the lowest unemployment rate and best jobs market in decades: Wages and benefits are rising at the fastest pace in a decade. The employment cost index rose 0.6% in the second quarter, a tick below the MarketWatch estimate of 0.7%. More important, the cost of worker compensation …

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Data Point – the most dangerous cities in the US are Democrat run

According to the Major Cities Chiefs Association Violent Crimes Survey, 6,791 people were murdered in America’s urban areas in 2017. While that was down 252 deaths from 2016, that’s still an ugly number. And when we break down the top 20 cities at the top of the list, a few illuminating (although not-so-surprising) facts emerge: 90% of the …

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Data Point – And it wasn’t Socialism that caused this!

“In 1820, 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 1990, 34.8%, and in 2015, just 9.6%.”   …In the last quarter century, more than 1.25 billion people escaped extreme poverty – that equates to over 138,000 people (i.e., 38,000 more than the Parisian crowd that greeted Father Wresinski in 1987) being lifted …

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Data Point – It looks like the New Normal tax/regulation regime is starting to work

Despite President Trump’s tit-for-tat trade barbs, America’s CEOs are not wasting anytime in taking advantage of his tax reform plan. Over $300 billion was repatriated to the U.S. in the first quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) — the most on record. “U.S. firms that used to build their factories overseas in …

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