Actually, the decline is even bigger than that
"The average family (is) now bringing home $4,000 less than they did just five years ago."
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‘Digital diplomacy’ comes with a price
Says the State Department spent $630,000 to get 2 million Facebook "Likes."
His stats check out
The Obama administration has put out "more of these major rules than the Clinton administration or the Bush administration during comparable times."
Doomsday? No, but he’s right
"The Social Security disability fund is going belly up in 2016."
Exact number elusive, but hundreds at least
"There have been literally hundreds of new tax preferences and loopholes added to the code since 1986, last time we did this."
Fits the definition
Says out-of-state abortion clinics "have marketed their services to minors" in states with parental consent laws.
Some rhetorical flair, but still on point
Budget analysts say the looming tax hikes and spending cuts would "take us into a recession and kill jobs."
Enough cash to make the landscape green
"$16 trillion (the national debt) in $1 bills would cover the entire state of Ohio nearly 1.5 times."
No quick fix to balance the books
The Buffett Rule "will bring in less than $5 billion per year. ... Enough to pay one week’s interest on the national debt."
Ratio for one-income couples is even more skewed
"A couple retiring today will pay about $119,000 in lifetime Medicare taxes and receive about $357,000 in lifetime Medicare benefits. ... about 3 bucks in benefits for every dollar in taxes."
BTUs to power democracy
Says the federal government is "the largest energy user in the country."
Congress has been shy about long-term committments
"Thirty-four of the last 44 (debt ceiling increases) have been for less than a year. So, this notion that short-term is somehow the exception, it's actually the rule."
Export ratio tops Nepal, Tonga but trails trade powerhouse Haiti
Says the United States does not "trade as much as other developed nations."
Refined claim gets points for accuracy
Since the stimulus package was passed, "Ohio’s lost over 100,000 more jobs."
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