Data Point

Data Point – 2017 Federal Budget

by Skip March 16, 2017

Remember to put this into context – we, as a country, are $20 Trillion in the hole: $61,000/person.  Already, Statists everywhere are doing the “Every dollar is sacred; people will DIE if programs are cut!!!!” dance, shimmy, and screaming meemies. Get used to it.  You want some of these programs (like the National Endowment for […]

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Data Point – common thought “Good speech!”

by Skip March 2, 2017

The survey, conducted among 509 respondents with a 4.5% margin of error, showed that 57% had a “very positive” reaction to the speech, while 21% had a “somewhat positive” reaction, adding up to 78% “positive” overall. Only 21% of those who watched the speech had a “negative” reaction. In addition, 69% of viewers thought that […]

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Data Point – Total debt by type by Americans

by Skip February 17, 2017

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – Small Biz Optimism soars

by Skip February 15, 2017

(H/T: CNSNews)

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Data Point – It’s about time somebody started to do what Republicans have promised since forever

by Skip February 13, 2017

And hardly ever did. Trump started it, it looks like the Republicans are following Trump’s lead by using the CRA (Congressional Review Act that allows them to delete bureaucratic regulations (with caveats)).  Let’s see if they: Pass the REINS Act Repeal the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act in which Congress ceded much of its power to […]

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Data Point – Not a single year over 3% GDP growth

by Skip January 29, 2017

U.S. Has Record 11th Straight Year Without 3% Growth in GDP Obama has boasted about how he “saved” the American economy.  That’s like the mechanic that “fixed” my 0 MPH car so now it will go 10 MPH (when it should be able to goo 100 MPH). UPDATE: The latest numbers mean that Obama’s economic […]

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Data Point – TEA Party effect?

by Skip January 26, 2017

SHOT: IF YOU LOOK AT THIS CHART, YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE IMPACT OF THE TEA PARTY IN 2010: Federal Debt Projected To Grow $10 Trillion Over Next Decade. And yet it only reduced the growth of the debt from catastrophic to awful. CHASER: All of Washington seems to be in cardiac arrest over the news […]

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Data Point – who do we American adults trust?

by Skip December 20, 2016

“Notice, You won’t find any left wing causes at the top of America’s circle of trust.” Actually, this must be soul-crushing to Progressives whose main goal is to always move Power away from the People to a more and more centralized place further and further away from accountability.  Notice that confidence INCREASES as the locus […]

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Data Point – and gun homicides are….where?

by Skip December 9, 2016

For the amount of time the MSM spends on gun deaths and gun control, you’d think it was the number one killer.  Well, it may well be – but only if you’re an inner city gangbanger. (H/T: Washington Post)

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Data Point – US Dollar Strong

by Skip December 3, 2016

For all the sturm und drang about Brexit (and the absolute apocalypse that it was supposed to bring to the British economy), I see that it alone, amongst a number of other advanced economies, the pound sterling is up over the dollar – and the Euro.  (H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – Income Inequality

by Skip November 25, 2016

Regardless of Obama’s bluster and policies to the otherwise, it has grown: (H/T: Washington Examiner)

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Data Point – church attendance by State

by Skip November 17, 2016

(H/T: Caveman Circus)

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Data Point – food stamps are REAL expensive

by Skip November 3, 2016

Not only does the government spend a breathtaking $70 billion a year to give a record number of people food stamps, it wastes billions more to administer the bloated welfare program. Some states spend a lot more than others to distribute the free food vouchers and the discrepancies are downright outrageous. The government dedicates $3.6 […]

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Data Point – Media Bias much?

by Skip October 18, 2016

A study from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center of the four weeks encompassing and surrounding the two major-party political conventions makes this obvious. Trump’s news coverage during this period was 75 percent negative; the friendliest week Trump got from the media was the week of the convention itself — when it was “only” 55 percent negative. Contrast […]

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Data Point – So, like “where’s Waldo”, where is Global Warming for Americans?

by Skip October 14, 2016

What is it that Americans are fearful of?  Chapman University lists the top 10: Warmists fearing Global Warming / Global Cooling / Climate Chaos / Climate Change / Extreme Weather (you KNOW it has to be a Progressive “thing”; just like what they call themselves keeps changing, they keep renaming this “thing” as they figure […]

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Data Point – Mass Shootings by President

by Skip October 4, 2016

(H/T: The Truth About Guns)

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Data Point – Gun company sizes

by Skip September 15, 2016

(H/T: The Truth About Guns)

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Data Point – Hurricanes hitting the US

by Skip July 27, 2016

No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005–129 months ago. […]

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Data Point – US Muslims and US Law vs Sharia

by Skip July 2, 2016

Assimilating (reformatted, emphasis mine)? From October 22 to October 26, 2012, Wenzel Strategies polled 600 U.S. Muslims of high socio-economic status. They were asked: Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution’s First Amendment?  58% – “no”, 42% – “yes” Those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. […]

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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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