Data Point

Data Point – Median Income / Median Home Price

by Skip April 19, 2014

  (H/T: The Corner)

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Data Point – And Progressives keep saying its a GREAT investment??

by Skip April 14, 2014

Gosh, and I thought everyone knew that those late into a Ponzi scheme gets screwed! Demographics rule this world, and Progressive policies that have made it more and more expensive to have the larger families that easily supported the underpinnings of SS (i.e., lots of workers to support retired) will end up killing their own […]

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Data Point – Redistribution on steroids

by Skip April 13, 2014

After all, taxes just shovels money from one set of folks to a different set of folks.  And Saul Alinsky was all about, in “hiding” Socialism, moving the stuff from the Haves to the Have Nots.  The purpose was always to obtain the power to make that happen.  Kinda looks, with the premier Alinskyite devotee […]

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Data Point – Obamacare Deductibles

by Skip April 13, 2014

From Heritage: So, if you have a Bronze plan in a four person family, your total family deduction could be

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Data Point – Total Credit Market Debt as a percentage of GDP

by Skip April 7, 2014

 

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Hardly, Zachary Shahan, hardly

by Skip March 31, 2014

(Emphasis mine, reformatted): Terrorists could knock US electricity grid out for 1.5 years, but more solar power could help protect it The idea that the US electricity grid could be knocked out for 1.5 years is a bit shocking. But that’s what the agency in charge of protecting it has revealed.  It may have all […]

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Data Point: What was promised, didn’t

by Skip March 27, 2014

The questions is: will the American Public hold him responsible for the riches promised but not delivered?  Who will be held accountable?  What was promised, enjoying a robust rip-roaring economy if we just followed Obama’s proscriptions and policies, have delivered less than half than “better future to come”. Remember, he and his accomplicies decided that […]

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Data Point: “Judging Obama’s Economy By His Own Promises”

by Skip March 23, 2014

Res ipsa loquitur: But is that true? And how do you fairly measure Obama’s record?  Perhaps the best metric is Obama’s own promises about what his economic plan would produce. Those are contained in his first budget, which was issued in early 2009. Above are charts comparing that budget’s forecasts for key economic indicators with […]

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Data Point – IRS’s interest in you

by Skip March 17, 2014

Willie Sutton’s phrase still holds true “That’s where the money is”. The number of audits is going down for taxpayers making less than $200,000, but it is increasing for those making more than that. It is also increasing sharply for taxpayers with income above $1 million, with nearly 1 in 9 of those taxpayers audited […]

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Data Point – US Household Net Worth

by Skip March 7, 2014

(H/T: AEIdeas)

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Data Point – Top 9 States people are leaving

by Skip February 17, 2014

From Forbes: 1. New Jersey – % of people moving out compared to people moving in: 64% 2. Illinois – % of people moving out compared to people moving in: 61% 3. New York – % of people moving out compared to people moving in: 61% 4. West Virginia – % of people moving out […]

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by Skip February 8, 2014

(H/T: The Atlantic via Instapundit)

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Data Point – I don’t wanna hear Libs squawking about campaign money again.

by Skip February 6, 2014

After all, Obama has now TWICE raised over $1 Billion for his elections.  And now libs are giving more to Super-PACs than conservatives: Nearly three dozen individuals and groups made donations of $500,000 or more to super PACs in 2013, pumping $62.6 million into these super-charged committees that can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections. […]

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Data Point – NH among the least corrupt

by Skip February 5, 2014

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – maybe we can throw ALL the bums out?

by Skip January 25, 2014

(H/T: The Wire)

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Data Point – Student loan debt vs Median Income (B.A)

by Skip January 17, 2014

Knowledge may be priceless, but a higher education is clearly not. University administrators keep hiking tuition, the wages of graduates keep falling, and a whole generation of Americans is struggling under the crushing burden of debt as they postpone their dreams for a tomorrow that may never come. (H/T: Wonkblog)

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Data Point – Democrats: the Party of the Rich

by Skip January 15, 2014

Guess how many Democrats make up “the top 10 richest people in Congress“? Ya think they’d be willing to pitch in a substantial amount of their net worth to help out their good buddy Obama’s campaign to “reduce income inequality”?  While anyone here in the US that makes > $34,000 / year is in the […]

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Data Point – Poverty Level by State

by Skip January 7, 2014

With all of the talk of free school lunches, the need to extend unemployment rates, and the absolute need (according to NH Speaker of the House Norelli (D)) to implement Medicaid Expansion NOW, isn’t it worthwhile to see how “poor” NH really is? That’s right – we are ranked dead last – where dead last […]

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Data Point – not only do they dislike Obama, they hate his signature Law

by Skip December 26, 2013

Obama is still dropping like a rock in the polls.  And it is not, as Democrats have been wishing, that folks would start liking it the more they know about it.  No, Madame Pelosi, it is not “glorious” – and saying that it will be can only be taken as “spin” – as in “spinning […]

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Data Point: Diverging – Public (not happy) opinion about Obama (May – Dec 2013)

by Skip December 26, 2013

(H/T: Gallup via Townhall)

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Data Point – about all that talk about the rise of renewable power sources?

by Skip December 18, 2013

All those assertions that renewables are expanding at 100%, 200%, x%?  Yeah, its possible when you start pretty much at zero: In other words, the Energy Department’s not expecting a lot of progress for renewable energies as a fuel source for America, even after almost 100 years of efforts from politicians like Obama and billions […]

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Data Point – Disconnect

by Skip December 17, 2013

It seems that what is important to the American people is NOT important to the Politicians in DC: All we seem to hear from the Lefty pols in DC is that Income Inequality (“Gap between rich and poor”) is the Number One problem.  And now we hear, in conjunction with Lefty pols, from the Righty […]

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Data Point – Snow Cover

by Skip December 17, 2013

“Earlier this week, snow covered more than half of the continental United States, the highest this measure has reached for this date in a decade, according to government scientists. As of Dec. 15, the white, fluffy stuff covered 53 percent of the lower 48, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported. That’s a significantly […]

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Data Point – Fair Share?

by Skip December 8, 2013

(H/T: Greg Mankiw)

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Data Point – After 5 years of Democrat economic leadership

by Skip December 8, 2013

Democrats took over the Congress in 2006: November 2006, 145,534,000 Americans held jobs November 2013, 144,386,000 Americans held jobs. I think the “Blame Bush” mantra has now expired. (H/T: IJReview)

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Data Point – Growth in Dependence on Food Stamps

by Skip December 5, 2013

“Food stamp spending is at historic highs—it has doubled twice since 2000. Now some on Capitol Hill say the House is trying to make major cuts to the program, but they’re really making some much-needed policy reforms that would achieve modest savings. …The House’s savings come from closing loopholes and ending policies that are currently […]

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Data Point – almost half of taxpayers are over 45

by Skip December 1, 2013

(H/T: TaxProf Blog)

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Data Point – It isn’t Obamacare driving down medical costs

by Skip November 26, 2013

“How can anyone looking at this data possibly argue that Obamacare has anything to do with the reduction? In fact, one wonders if the rate would have dropped further without the adoption of the law. There is some evidence that it might have; I mentioned yesterday that Chuck Blahous, a public trustee for Social Security and Medicare, […]

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Data Point – Amount and Composition of Household Debt

by Skip November 14, 2013

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – Sequestration effect on employment

by Skip November 10, 2013

The federal government shutdown may have distorted the US employment report for October — but not the US economy. Blowing away expectations, the Labor Department reported a surprisingly large 204,000 gain in October non-farm payrolls vs. a 125,000 consensus. Add in a combined a 60,000 upward revision to job gains in August and September and […]

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