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Data Point – Trump now ahead of Obama (first term polling)?

“It is not clear whether Trump is aware he has had a Real Clear Politics higher average approval rating than Obama for the past three days.” September 18: Trump 44.3 percent vs. Obama 43.9 percent September 17: Trump 44 percent vs. Obama 43.8 percent September 16: Trump 44.1 percent vs. Obama 43.9 percent September 15: …

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Data Point – 5.8 million off the Government SNAP welfare program

The best form of welfare is a job (reformatted, emphasis mine): Over 5.8 million individuals have discontinued their participation in America’s food stamp program since President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data. The most recent USDA data shows that 5,829,890 people discontinued their participation in food …

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Data Point – Tax Freedom Day

That’s according to the Tax Foundation’s annual “Tax Freedom Day” report for 2019. In total, the report estimates, Americans will work for 105 days of the year to pay their collective $5.42 trillion tax bill—a figure equal to about 29% of Americans’ incomes. On a per-worker basis, that $5.42 trillion works out to an average tax bill of $34,578, …

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Data Point – So much for Obama’s “we can’t drill our way out of this”: US now largest oil producer

“U.S. crude oil production hit 12 million barrels per day in mid-February, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest report. EIA’s weekly petroleum report, for the week ending Feb. 15, showed crude output jump more than 1.7 million barrels per day compared to the same time in 2018 — from roughly 10.3 million barrels per day …

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