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Money: Disability Claims Skyrocket: Here’s Why

Friday, April 12th, 2013

From Money Magazine: Since 2003, there’s been a 29% jump in Americans with little or no work experience getting disability payments, according to the Social Security Administration. Over the same time, there’s been a 44% increase in disability claims by people formerly in the workplace. Disability claims among veterans are up 28% since 2008, according […]

Chart of the Day: President Obama’s “Savings”

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Let me just say, ALL politicians do this. I’m not just poking fun of President Obama. That said, check out the meaning of President Obama’s proposed savings as laid out in the graphic via the Cato Institute (yes, Cato is a conservative think tank but numbers are numbers): Better than nothing, I suppose.

Food Stamp Usage Isn’t Falling

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

From the WSJ:

Interesting Graphic: Who Profits from the NCAA Tournament?

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

today is the start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (it actually started earlier for play-in teams but today is when the real fun begins). To clebrate, I thought I would share with you this graphic I came across today (just click on it to see the original larger version). Oh, and… GO KANSAS!

Quote of the Day – Henry Hazlitt on Marxism

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

“The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to […]

Humor: Gas Prices

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

From Money: 7 Spending Cuts You’ll Really Feel

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Ugh! If we need any more proof that we’re too dependent on government, this list of “7 Spending Cuts You’ll Really Feel” should cover it: 1. Shrinking unemployment benefits. Some 3.8 million Americans estimated to collect unemployment checks between March and September will feel the pain the most. That’s because unemployment benefit checks are being […]

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