Data Point

Data Point – Fossil Fuel reserves; so much for “Peak Oil” alarmists

by Skip May 9, 2015

“The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesn’t work. […]

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Data Point – Consumer confidence crashing

by Skip May 5, 2015

“It’s bad news when Americans lose confidence in the economy. When confidence deteriorates, consumers become worried about their jobs and their paychecks, which in turn makes them want to spend less. And considering that personal consumption accounts for 68% of gross domestic product, the consequences can be huge. During the week ending Sunday, Gallup’s US […]

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Data Point – Air Quality and Pollution

by Skip May 4, 2015

“National and local air quality trends graphs showing the nation’s progress towards clean air are available for: carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), lead (Pb), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter (PM), and sulfur dioxide (SO2).” (H/T: EPA)

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Data Point – Reagan did more for the Middle Class than Obama has: jobs

by Skip April 30, 2015

“Trickle Down Economics versus Trickle Down Socialism …Ronald Reagan’s economic plan saw GDP surge at a 3.5% clip – 4.9% after the recession. That’s a 32% bump. …The US economy has grown an anemic 9.6% during the Obama years (excluding today’s dismal number).” In comparison to Reagan, Obama has shown to be a far worse manager of the US economy.  […]

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Data Point – US Economic growth 2010-present

by Skip April 29, 2015

2 tenths of 1 percent (0.2%) growth rate under the administraton of the Obama Administration. (H/T: Washington Post)

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Data Point – Labor Participation Rate still in dire straits

by Skip April 3, 2015

With today’s unemployment rate came this news: “The number of Americans 16 years and older who did not participate in the labor force–meaning they neither had a job nor actively sought one in the last four weeks–rose from 92,898,000 in February to 93,175,000 in March, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor […]

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Data Point – Transit Growth 1980-2012

by Skip March 21, 2015

“In short, it took at least a 170 percent increase in spending to produce a 136 percent increase in transit service which resulted in just a 24 percent increase in transit ridership and an 18 percent decline in per capita ridership. Since APTA’s goal is to increase transit spending, it should be proud of that […]

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Data Point – The Federal Government does not have a revenue problem

by Skip March 18, 2015

“Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1,185,613,000,000 in the first five months of fiscal 2015, but the federal government still ran a $386,537,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.” (H/T: CNSNews) But Obama is eyeballing the idea that he can raise an additional $100 Billion in taxes by Executive Order […]

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Data Point – National debt per person

by Skip March 17, 2015

We can blame both Democrats and Republicans for this slow rolling, man-made disaster that is essentially stealing our kids and grandkids’ futures from them. (H/T: Daily Signal)

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Dat Point – Trust in Government is in the toilet

by Skip March 2, 2015

This is what Pew Research is showing. Frankly, they’ve done it to themselves.  People with trust institutions that act in trustworthy fashions (even here in the US where most people view Government with an upraised eyebrown (unless you are Zandra Rice-Hawkins (and affiliated co-comrades) who never met a government that she wouldn’t swoon over). (H/T: Independent […]

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Data Point – Home Ownership decline

by Skip February 24, 2015

“The homeownership rate in the United States dropped to a 20-year low of 64.5 percent in 2014, according tonew data released by the Census Bureau. The homeownership rate is the percentage of households that own the home in which they live. “It is computed,” says the Census Bureau, “by dividing the number of households that […]

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Data Point – C Corps dying faster than birthing

by Skip February 20, 2015

The number of corporations in the United States has hit the lowest level seen in 40 years, according to data from the Tax Foundation. The Tax Foundation’s report titled, “America’s Shrinking Corporate Sector” states that “recently released IRS data shows that there were 1.6 million C corporations in 2011. This is the lowest number of traditional […]

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Data Point – Oil Inventories

by Skip February 11, 2015

A report from the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday said that US Crude inventories rose by 4.9 million barrels last week. This was more than the 3.6 million barrel increase that was expected. “At 417.9 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are at the highest level for this time of year in at least the last […]

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Data Point: Obama’s policies are turning us into Venezuela

by Skip February 4, 2015

Even as Obama crows about the deficit (annual) being cut in half (like that’s supposed to be hard, given he started at over a Trillion), the National Debt keeps going up. And that debt requires debt servicing – and that is real money too. Currently, the government’s interest costs are around $200 billion a year, […]

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Data Point: Federal Regulations costs $1.882 Trillion

by Skip January 15, 2015

“OMB’s annual review increasingly encompasses an even smaller fraction of intervention than realized. Regulation today is a hidden tax equivalent to at least half the amount of the fiscal budget itself… our current regulatory oversight procedures, which omit independent agency rules and important interventions like guidance documents and the number of them, are inadequate.” (H/T: Hot […]

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Data Point – Campaign Finance monies, most of it Democrat

by Skip January 5, 2015

Yup, the Left always complains about the amounts of money spent in political campaigns and that we HAVE to move to public financing of such, well, because MONEY! This is something that I abhor – why should MY tax monies be given to move forward an agenda that is antithetical to me (or visa versa, […]

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Data Point: Quick, Cheap, or Good – pick two and tell me when my Freight arrives

by Skip December 30, 2014

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point: Wage Gap – not what things seem

by Skip December 12, 2014

Brief snippet from the text accompanying the above graph (Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics paper here) (emphasis mine below): 1. Among full-time workers (those working 35 hours or more per week), men were more likely than women to work a greater number of hours (see Table 5). For example, 25.5% of men working full-time worked 41 or more […]

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Data Point – Obama rapidly losing support among working class whites

by Skip November 28, 2014

If I was a Democrat, I’d be shaking in fear right now… Hope fades fast when promised Change doesn’t happen. (H/T: Gallup)

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Data Point – France appreciates USA’s World War II efforts more and more

by Skip November 26, 2014

“Which nation contributed most to defeating Germany in 1945? French polls from 1945, 1994, 2004?“ See, someone appreciates us! (H/T: Ned Hardy)

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Data Point – Obamacare is hated more now than ever

by Skip November 17, 2014

(H/T: Gallup)

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Data Point – Food Stamps recipients > 45M for 35 months

by Skip October 8, 2014

At what point do we call this Government dependency?  As opposed to a handup?  Didn’t Obama just tell us that the economy is doing well? (H/T: Independent Journal Review)

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Data Point – Size of the US Tax code

by Skip September 23, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ The operative questions is, WHY do we let them keep doing this to us?  Whose money is it, really?  Oh wait…the Democrats (and not a few Republicans) DO believe that legislators have the “right” to dictate our behavior (in “the Land […]

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Data Point – Income Inequality is rapidly changing?

by Skip September 22, 2014

(H/T: AEIdeas)  

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Data Point – Americans losing Trust in Government (and FAST!)

by Skip September 16, 2014

It seems that,  anecdotally, that as quickly as Obama raised the trust in the Oval Office, he has brought it back down as well. (H/T: Gallup via Big Government)  

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Data Point – what about workplace death inequality?

by Skip September 13, 2014

(H/T: AEIdeas) “Every year the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) publicizes its “Equal Pay Day” to bring public attention to the gender pay gap. “Equal Pay Day” this year fell on April 14, and allegedly represents how far into 2014 the average woman had to continue working to earn the same income that the average man […]

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Data Point – Ave / Median new US house sizes vs household size

by Skip September 12, 2014

(H/T: AEIdeas via TreeHugger)

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Data Point – Small Business Friendliness (or is that friendless?)

by Skip August 8, 2014

“…Thumbtack, a website that matches customers to businesses, and the Kauffman Foundation, a think-tank, asks thousands of small businesses annually about local requirements for hiring, regulations, zoning, licenses, health insurance and training. They have enough data to compile (somewhat subjective) “business climate” grades for 38 states and 82 cities. One surprising finding is how little […]

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Data Point: EPA policies ARE driving up the cost of electricity

by Skip August 5, 2014

Subtitle: Obama is lovingly and actively hurting the poor! (H/T: CNSNews)

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Data Point – homicides per 100,000 people

by Skip August 4, 2014

Hmmm, so WHERE are all those gun deaths in NH in that illustration that demands that Democrats keep on taking guns away from lawful people?  It’s like there’s hardly any there….just the ghost of an image… (H/T: Modern Survival Blog)  

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