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NEWS and OPINIONS by BILL STANLEY

Less Than 1% Of Vehicles Sold Were All-Electrics Or Hybrids

(3 Mar 2015) In 2014, only 0.6% of the 12.5 million vehicles sold in Europe were all-electrics or hybrids. (Source: 3 Mar 2015 Associated Press)

Czar Obama Doesn't Just Hate Coal

(3 Mar 2015) Production of oil and natural gas on federal lands fell by 19% from 2009 to 2013. Production in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and California fell by 18%. Production from federal land was 33% of the county's entire output in 2009, but only 25% in 2013. (Source: 5 Feb 2015 Manhattan Institute for Policy Research)

Socialist France Has Highest Corporate Tax Rate ... U.S. Is Second

(3 Mar 2015) France (the executive branch is currently composed mostly of the French Socialist Party) imposes a 36% marginal effective corporate tax rate, the highest in the world. The authoritarian U.S. has the second highest rate at 35.3%. South Korea, Japan and Germany's corporate tax rates are 30.1, 29.3 and 24.2, respectively. The G-20 nations (19 large countries and the European Union (EU)) account for 85% of the world's economic output and has an average of 26.2%. When the average state levy is added, the U.S. corporate tax rate is 39.1%. (Sources: Tax Foundation, 27 Feb 2015 National Center for Policy Analysis)

College Grads Do Not Catch Up To High School Grads Until 40 Years Old

(3 Mar 2015) College graduates earn an average of $830,800 more over their lifetimes than high school graduates. However, high school graduates are earning income while many college students are borrowing money. Also, 260,000 with college or professional degrees were making no more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in 2013. On average, college graduates do not catch up to high school graduates until they are about 40 years old. (Sources: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Mississippi More Than Twice As Dependent On The Federal Government As Alaska

(22 Feb 2015) In fiscal 2012, Mississippi obtained 45.3% of its total state general revenues from the federal government ... Louisiana 44.0% ... Tennessee 41.0%. On the other end of the spectrum, Virginia 23.5% ... North Dakota 20.5% ... Alaska 20.0%. (Source: 8 Jan 2015 Tax Foundation)

National Public Debt Continues To Soar

(22 Feb 2015) During the 72 full months of Czar Obama's reign, the national public debt increased by $7.45 trillion to $18.08 trillion, at an annual rate of $1.24 trillion. The increase in the last 12 months was $0.79 trillion. During Bush's 95 full months, the debt increased $4.98 trillion at an annual rate of $0.63 trillion. Obama's rate is 1.97 times Bush's. Bush was bad ... Obama is horrible.

Why Are They Getting Student Loans?

(21 Feb 2015) In 2012, 44% who had just completed a 4-year college degree ended up in jobs that didn't require their degree. Only 10 of the 30 occupations expected to produce the most jobs by 2022 require any formal education past high school. Only 5 require a bachelor's degree. (Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15 Jan 2015 Real Clear Education)

Increase In Immigrants Greater Than Increase In Jobs

(21 Feb 2015) 18 million legal and illegal immigrants arrived in the U.S. from 2000 to 2015. After subtracting deaths, departures and retirement, the working-age population of immigrants grew 12 million (equal to 3 years of American births) while only 9.3 million additional jobs were created. (Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Center for Immigration Studies, 10 Feb 2015 Daily Caller)

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