Data Point

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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Data Point – Differences between the Senate and House Tax Reform bills

by Skip December 4, 2017

(H/T: The Daily Signal)

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Data Point – Where is our electricity coming from?

by Skip November 27, 2017

The labeled horizontal lines on these charts aim to give a sense of perspective on electricity consumption levels across the world. For example, in the chart below a very large hydro or nuclear plant could produce enough electricity to meet the demands of 100 million people in Ghana; a large hydro, nuclear, or coal plant […]

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Data Point – House sales rising country wide

by Skip November 27, 2017

Reformatted, emphasis mine: Sales of new, single-family U.S. homes reached their highest level in ten years due to an increase in housing demand across the country. The Commerce Department released a report Monday stating that home sales rose 6.2 percent, the highest increase since October 2007, according to Bloomberg Markets…Reuters polled several economists who originally predicted that new home […]

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Data Point – while the rest of the world may need the Paris Accord, we don’t need no stinkin’ Accord

by Skip November 14, 2017

Words are just hot air in this regard.  That’s what they all have.  We, on the other hand, have results: Just eyeballing it here but it seems we’ve reduced our CO2 emissions by more than the rest of them combined. (H/T: NewsBusters)

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Data Point – Three quarters in a row?

by Skip November 12, 2017

All leading economic forecasters said it would be impossible for President Trump’s MAGAnomic plans to generate 3% GDP growth in the first year.  President Obama said it was impossible and Trump would need a “magic wand, or something“. Well, three months after taking office (April-June), it was Quarter 2, and the U.S. GDP began growing over […]

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Data Point – 3rd quarter GDP 3.0% rise

by Skip October 27, 2017

This is on the heels of last quarter’s 3.1% rise – two quarters in a row of above 3.0% since 2014 under Obama (and that year turned in a measly 2.4% overall).  No, two points in a row does not yet make a trend but predictions were showing around 2.4-2.5% due to Harvey, Irma, and […]

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Data Point – 2017 Federal Spending and Taxes

by Skip October 22, 2017

We don’t have a revenue problem – we have a spending problem that gives us these huge annual deficits leading to a $20 Trillion national debt (reformatted, emphasis mine). Real federal spending in fiscal 2017, which ended on Sept. 30, was higher than in any year in the history of the United States other than […]

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Data Point – headed south

by Skip October 6, 2017

Mexico, which takes in more remittances than any other Latin American country by a wide margin, will likely receive $30.5 billion from the Mexican diaspora living abroad — 6.5 percent more than it did in 2016. About 95 percent of Mexico’s annual remittance haul comes from the U.S., according to Mexican bank BBVA Bancomer. Build that […]

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Data Point – Illegal Aliens cost the US $135 Billion / year

by Skip September 28, 2017

The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet.  And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting […]

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