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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Obamacare premium increases eclipse previous eight years combined

"The average increase for health plans between 2013 and 2014 surpassed the average increase of the previous eight years combined" ("Obamacare premium increases eclipse previous eight years combined" Jason Pye, 03/17/2014)

Income Inequality

"Are the rich getting richer? Yes. Are the poor getting poorer? No. In fact, over the past 35 years most Americans got richer."  ("Obama: Wrong About Income Inequality The problem is joblessness, not rich peopleRonald Bailey April 2014)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How Good is My Internet Service?

Here are some graphs over the last several months showing how good my connection is to the Internet.  A program will log if it cannot ping the website you specify.









Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Percent of People Employed


From a post of John Stossel "President Obama touts, "The lowest unemployment rate in over five years," but it's only because many gave up work. The percent of people employed is flat"

I tried to find another source for this.  I found this.


There must be a total people who are employable statistic somewhere.  That should be able to get you the Stossel graph.

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
Series Id:           LNS11300000
Seasonally Adjusted
Series title:        (Seas) Labor Force Participation Rate
Labor force status:  Civilian labor force participation rate
Type of data:        Percent or rate
Age:                 16 years and over