Data Point

Data Point – most trustworthy news networks

by Skip August 1, 2018

Couldn’t help but take a shot at Trump, could they? (H/T: Media Post via The Hill)

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

by Skip August 1, 2018

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 Last Quarter’s GDP number: 4.1% in context

by Skip July 28, 2018

Steve actually broke the news here but narrative and numbers are great, I just prefer charts.  For me, they give more context and a data element without context is useless. You want to see trends:

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

by Skip July 16, 2018

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!

by Skip July 2, 2018

“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 – Tired of all that WINNING! yet? Hardest hit: Obama

by Skip June 27, 2018

IF true, that would be 2.5 times MORE than Obama’s “get used to the 2% new normal as it will never change” economic results.  For those Progressives that are mathematically and economically challenged (I know, I used to tutor them back in the day in college), this is YUUGGGEEE!  Now if we can only freeze […]

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

by Skip June 26, 2018

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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Data Point – I bet Democrats are steamed over this!

by Skip June 17, 2018

So, Donald Trump is more popular than The LightBringer in their respective Parties at the same time in their Presidential term? (H/T: Daily Mail)

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Data Point – American ingenuity and productivity; Texas

by Skip June 15, 2018

Texas Oil Peak Cyclical Employment             Production Rig Date Workers (BBL/Day) Count         October 2008 211,100 1.125 Mil 925         December 2014 295,100 3.532 Mil 872         March 2018 215,900 4.052 Mil 492 (H/T: Forbes)  

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Data Point – “it’s the economy, stupid”

by Skip June 5, 2018

…Americans love such tales in which the downtrodden succeed, and underdog stories make for great cinema. In real life right now, a lot of economic underdogs in America are growing into a prosperity they did not think possible just a few years ago. Simply put, it’s time for the little guys, the underdogs, to shine. […]

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Data Point – US Population by Age and Gender

by Skip May 17, 2018

And yes, only two genders: (H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point: Diversity on colleges only goes skin-deep

by Skip May 5, 2018

Emphasis mine: A new study shows liberal bias on campus by the numbers, revealing a startling gap between Democrats and Republicans among college faculty. Nearly 40 percent of the colleges surveyed had zero professors who identify as Republicans. Using a sample of 51 top-ranked liberal arts colleges, the study looked at 8,688 full-time, Ph.D.-holding professors and found that […]

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Data Point – Democrat Party starting to lose Millenials

by Skip May 1, 2018

Very interesting – is this the reason why the heads of the Democrat Party came out in full roar in following Pelosi’s description of the Republicans’ Tax Reform that’s allowing workers, including Millenials, to keep more of their money.  My, my – they’re getting a taste of what Capitalism is supposed to be and they […]

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Data Point – Go ahead, tell me which ones have Republican mayors?

by Skip April 27, 2018

(H/T: The Truth About Guns)

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Data Point – Trust in Media

by Skip March 8, 2018

I am not surprised by these results.  It is well known that news room are leftists – mere handfuls of reporters report being Republican and study after study show that media political donations just don’t skew Left, they ARE Left with hardly ever a donation to Republicans or Libertarians. And don’t get me started on […]

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Data Point – When Hollywood starts to preach…

by Skip March 3, 2018

They have to – most of them are seemingly rather insecure and only comfortable living in alternative realities acting like they are someone else but believe that gives them the right to morally preen in front of the rest of us. On this topic, they’d have a bit more credibility if they fired all those […]

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Data Point – NH unemployment rate

by Skip March 1, 2018

Reformatted, emphasis mine: The state’s unemployment rate in January stood at 2.6 percent, unchanged from December. That was lower than a year earlier, when the rate was 2.8 percent. There were 727,310 employed residents last month, an increase of 60 from December and 1,770 more than in January 2017, New Hampshire Employment Security reported Tuesday. There were […]

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Data Point – State ranking by baby percentage born to unmarried mothers in 2016

by Skip February 21, 2018

(H/T: CNSNews)

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Data Point – Main Street is LOVING the difference from what Obama to what Trump is doing now

by Skip February 14, 2018

While Wall Street decided to throw itself into the gutter, Main Street is doing very well, thank you very much, and is very much looking forward to good time thanks to Trump’s changing Government’s view of capitalism and making it easier to do business by getting Government out of the way and letting people keep […]

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Data Point – Feds take in more income tax than ever before

by Skip February 13, 2018

(reformatted, emphasis mine): The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. During January, the Treasury collected approximately $361,038,000,000 in total tax revenues and spent a total of approximately $311,802,000,000 to run a surplus of approximately $49,236,000,000. January was the first […]

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Data Point – More good news – Jobs report

by Skip February 2, 2018

Private payrolls grow by 234,000 in January, vs 185,000 expected: ADP/Moody’s Analytics Private companies hired 234,000 jobs in January, well above expectations for 185,000, according to ADP and Moody’s Analytics. Service-related industries led with 212,000 new jobs; manufacturing added 12,000 and construction 9,000. The report often differs significantly from the government’s more closely watched nonfarm […]

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Data Point – Individual Income Taxes record

by Skip January 13, 2018

The Treasury collected a record $390,847,000,000 in individual income taxes in October through December, according to the Treasury statement. That was $30,568,380,000 more than the $360,278,620,000 that the Treasury collected (in constant December 2017 dollars) in individual income taxes in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 (which ran from October through December of 2016). And […]

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Data Point – killing off Chain Migration would half the inflow of legal immigration

by Skip January 10, 2018

The governor and GOP leadership also want to make it easier to get occupational licenses in fields ranging from athletic trainer to well pump installer, with a bill to create an agency with oversight of occupational licensing, now handled by a variety of state boards, commissions and departments. (H/T: Big Government)

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Data Point – Great news from an otherwise whining Washington Post piece

by Skip December 31, 2017

Behold – another Trump campaign promise being met: If you read the piece, this is supposed to be anathema and really bad news; so is the following chart showing that Trump isn’t filling all of the political appointment slots that he could be.  Normally I’d go “so what, good start and keeping making it smaller” […]

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Data Point – Consumer Confidence

by Skip December 27, 2017

The percentage of those who said business conditions were “good” increased to 35.2% from 35%, while those saying business conditions were “bad” slipped to 12.1% from 12.3%. People claiming jobs were “plentiful” fell to 35.7% from 37.5%, while those claiming jobs were “hard to get” hit a 16-year low of 15.2%, down from 16.8%. “Consumer confidence […]

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Data Point – this is what happens when DC Republicans can’t/won’t do diddly squat

by Skip December 19, 2017

Sad, very sad and they’ve done it to themselves by looking like a bunch of crazed in-fighting Keystone Kops that can’t shoot vote straight: Dreary doesn’t begin to cover it and I do believe this is a case of “Read my lips…” coming home to haunt the current crop of Stupid Partiers that didn’t do […]

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Data Point – the MSM hates Trump

by Skip December 17, 2017

More than Nixon or Bush? It’s like they’re acting like Democrat operatives or sumptin… (H/T: Newsbusters)

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Data Point – Reality setting in?

by Skip December 8, 2017

The nationwide survey by YouGov shows that only 29% of Americans now say life is fair, down from 38% in December of 2016. And, while Republicans are more likely than Democrats to view life as fair, both saw a drop in optimism since last year. “Life Is Fair”: Republicans: 39%, Down from 47% Democrats: 26%, Down 34% […]

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Data Point – Manufacturing job increase

by Skip December 8, 2017

Employment in manufacturing in the United States has increased by 189,000 in the year since Donald Trump was elected president, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, employment in the federal government has declined by 3,000 since Trump was elected. Both numbers are going in the right direction. […]

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Data Point – Economy may hit 3.9% GDP rise this quarter??

by Skip December 5, 2017

New York Fed Now Projects 3.9% GDP Growth in Fourth Quarter… Another week – another set of weekly economic data – another upward forecast of anticipated 4th Quarter GDP growth.  Two weeks ago the Fed raised the 4th quarter growth projection to 3.2%. Last Week they revised that up to 3.8%. This week they have revised it upward again to 3.93% Remember, […]

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