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Numbers are hard for IRS boss Lois Lerner

“I don’t know. I’m not good at math.”

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Posted in Fiscal Policy, President Obama

Chart of the week: Running of the Bulls

I’m an engineer. I love data, and I┬álove charts. So once a week I’m going to show you a chart that I think is relevant in the world of politics. Then you can read the explanation and use it to

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Posted in Fiscal Policy

Obama voted against raising debt ceiling in 2006 due to high deficits

President Obama had harsh words for congressional Republicans who have refused to raise the debt ceiling without dollar-for-dollar spending cuts.

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A winning record: recapping the Daniels administration

Governor-elect Mike Pence will be sworn in today at a ceremony just outside the Indianapolis Statehouse at 11 a.m. But until then, Mitch Daniels is the boss.

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Posted in Fiscal Policy, Local, Social Policy

Obamacare already raising, not lowering, healthcare costs

Republicans have argued that Obamacare is “bad medicine and bad policy” for a number of reasons, including the idea that it will raise, not lower, healthcare costs. So far, they’re being proven right.

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