Data Point

Data Point – you like new laws passed by non-legislators

by Skip May 25, 2016

20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency …More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually. That’s a dollar for every star in the galaxy, or one for every second in 32 years. …America’s problem […]

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Data Point: Don’t bet against the NRA

by Skip May 20, 2016

(H/T: The Truth About Guns)

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Data Point – Cost of air travel

by Skip May 12, 2016

(H/T: TreeHugger)

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Data Point – US Manufacturing output

by Skip May 11, 2016

From Dr. Greg Mankiw (Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, former department Chair) When do you think manufacturing output reached its peak in the United States? The answer: right now. Manufacturing output achieved a record high in the most recent quarter of data. The nation’s manufacturers are now producing 47 percent more than they […]

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Data Point – Each State percentage population at minimum wage

by Skip May 3, 2016

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – Your paycheck under Bernie Sander’s tax plan

by Skip April 19, 2016

Short take: you will have less.  Because Govt will demand more.  Emphasis mine, reformatted: an American making $18,870 a year would see a $45 drop (7.3% reduction) bringing their paycheck from from $616 down to $571 every other week. An individual in the lower-middle income range taking in $23,430 would take a 7.6% hit, with their checks […]

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Data Point: Europe poor than most US States

by Skip April 4, 2016

“Most European countries (including Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium) if they joined the US, would rank among the poorest one-third of US states on a per-capita GDP basis, and the UK, France, Japan and New Zealand would all rank among America’s very poorest states, below No. 47 West Virginia, and not too far above No. […]

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Data Point – Job Growth or Stagflation?

by Skip April 3, 2016

Take that 14.4 million job growth number. That sounds impressive doesn’t it? But that job growth is stretched over almost six full years, during which time the working age population grew by 15.8 million.  In that respect, we’ve lost ground on jobs under Obama. “What’s more, that 14.4 million increase in jobs is measured against […]

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Data Point – Illegal Alien / Immigrant Population by State

by Skip March 28, 2016

Cute interactive chart over at The Blaze – pick a state and see the estimated number of illegals residing there (yes, The Blaze went all PC and called them “undocumented” instead of using the legal terminology) NH:

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Data Point: Obamacare Insurace Company Participation

by Skip March 27, 2016

In more than by a 2 – 1 (21 vs 10) margin, more insurance companies stopped offering /refused to issue coverage than those starting. This is recognition that when you try to compete in an artificial marketplace when Govt makes the rules, only Govt can win (unless you are part of the Crony Govt/Company Capitalism) […]

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Data Point – Obamacare healthcare “co-ops”

by Skip March 23, 2016

Once again, just because Government has created a “marketplace” doesn’t mean it is a real marketplace.  And it doesn’t mean that Government created “vendors” in that marketplace actually are, you know, real honest to goodness successful ones.  Instead, what the Obama Administration did was create the healthcare equivalent of Cuba – puppet states that could […]

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Data Point – who REALLY drinks a lot.

by Skip March 10, 2016

OK, I can see street winos hitting that top group and those that have to drink for a living (e.g, brewmasters, liquor distillers / barrel tappers, and the like – those in the industry).  But seriously – 10 drinks a day?  As I have said before, I am the son of an Irish drunk – […]

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Data Point – Open Borders, courtesy of the Obama Administration?

by Skip February 26, 2016

(H/T: Big Government)

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Data Point – NH is #1!

by Skip February 3, 2016

( – New Hampshire, which will host the nation’s first presidential primary next Tuesday, ranks as the top state in the nation for the percentage of households that have broadband Internet subscriptions. 82.1 percent of all households in the Granite State had broadband internet access in 2014, according to the latest Census Bureau data, which […]

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Data Point – Danger for Dems in Iowa portended?

by Skip January 28, 2016
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Data Point: CongressCritters not doing their jobs

by Skip January 27, 2016

(H/T: The Blaze)  If you notice, of this list of the 25 Employees of ours, 19 of them are Democrats.  Three of the Republicans are running to be the GOP Repub nominee for Prez so not a surprise there.  More interactive version of this over at the link.

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Data Point – Bernie Sanders will hoover up your money

by Skip January 19, 2016

Bernie Sanders, like all Socialists / Statists, believes your money is really the State’s money.  After all, if you believe in Warrenism, “you didn’t build that” and apparently, Bernie believes that the State is only lending you your money, and now he wants it back.  After all, like all Statists, he believes his spending your […]

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Data Point: Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings

by Skip December 25, 2015

“Approximately 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and 21% don’t even have a savings account, according to a new survey of more than 5,000 adults conducted this month by Google Consumer Survey for personal finance website “It’s worrisome that such a large percentage of Americans have so little set […]

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Data Point – smaller Middle Class?

by Skip December 10, 2015

Is it as bad as CNN would have us think?

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Data Point – Muslim immigration to the US

by Skip November 15, 2015

And this morning on pretty much all of the talking head shows, Ben Rhodes (Obama’s national security advisor) has said that importing Syrians will continue apace and they will probably be enlarging those numbers even as the US has no way to properly vet those refugees to make sure they are really refugees.  From Conservative […]

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Data Point – illegal aliens, taxes paid, welfare taken

by Skip November 12, 2015

“According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, approximately 11.4 million individuals in the U.S. illegally paid $11.84 billion in state and local taxes in 2012. The conservative Heritage Foundationestimated unlawful immigrant households paid $39.2 billion in 2010, but received $93.7 billion in government services.” (H/T: The Blaze)

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Data Point – Labor Participation Rate

by Skip October 2, 2015

A record 94,610,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — an increase of 579,000 from August — and the labor force participation rate reached its lowest point in 38 years, with 62.4 percent of the U.S. population either holding a job or actively seeking one. In September, according to the Labor […]

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Data Point: “The ‘imaginary hobgoblin’ of rising income inequality”

by Skip September 27, 2015

It seems that the only thing that is stagnant is that there has been little change in income share: “We hear all the time about “rising income inequality” in America (there are more than 200,000 Google search results for that term), about “the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer,” the “stagnant or disappearing middle class,” […]

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Data Points – one perspective

by Skip September 18, 2015

(H/T: Carla)

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Data Point – Are the rich paying their “fair” share?

by Skip September 17, 2015

According to the Left, never.  Nothing is ever enough for the Hard Left, Socialists, and Democrats.  Why else would they keep aping the Marxist mantra of “Each according to their need, each according to their ability” in everything (re: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz unwilling to make the argument that there is a difference between Democrats […]

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Data Point – Driving vs Mass Transit

by Skip August 28, 2015

  “Transit advocates will be quick to point out that transit ridership has grown faster than driving. But actually, it depends entirely on which years you pick. Preliminary information suggests that urban driving grew faster than transit in 2014. Since 2004, transit grew faster than driving in about half the years, and overall transit ridership […]

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Data Point – Liberal / Conservative Cities in US

by Skip August 8, 2015

Top 10: Full list after the jump

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Data Point – July jobs report

by Skip August 8, 2015

(H/T: Legal Insurrection, who titled it “Hopelessness“)

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Data Point – Photovoltaic energy?

by Skip July 29, 2015

Some facts if the Left really wants to go completely green that not many of them want to talk about: · 29.3 billion 1 square meter solar panels are required for 100% solar power in the U.S. based on current demand 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. · 29.3 billion 1square meter panels would cover […]

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Data Point – Median Income has slipped under Obama’s management

by Skip July 20, 2015

I was just becoming an adult during the “Jimmy Carter malaise” time period – some of my cohorts were buying their starter homes at 21% mortgage rates.  I’ve seen this downward decline before and it wasn’t pretty then and worse now given Obama’s mismanagement and ideology. (H/T: RedState)

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