This year marks the 9th anniversary of the federal government trying to shove common core education down our throats here in the United States.
So, given the mandates and the extra spending, what are we, as American taxpayers getting in return? Well, not surprisingly, the answer is nothing.
According to an article in The Federalist, the test results common across America show a serious lack of returns. I explore that on this #ByTheNumbers.
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This Week on By The Numbers: April 14-19
Another week, another 10 minutes out of your life to get educated on some numbers surrounding some of the hottest topics in today’s world.
Tax Day appeared and the Mueller Report graced us by the end of the week, so there was plenty of action for By The Numbers over at MoJo 5.0 Radio this week.
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Here is your weekly rundown of By The Numbers.
It was Tax Day here in America and that means kicking off the week with a long look at some numbers surrounding tax day and taxes in America in general. This kicked off nearly an entire week-long look in to taxes as of 2018.
2018’s tax year brought about some changes following congress passing a new law in 2017. It was billed as a tax savings for most Americans, but there appears to be a perception vs. reality issue.
The Untied States government will spend just over $4 trillion in this upcoming year, but they’ll take in about $1 trillion less in tax revenue. How do we resolve that budget hole? Vox has a novel idea that I think we all could get behind — actually getting tax cheats to pay their fair share.
When we give our tax dollars to the federal government, we certainly should have the right to question and champion for or against how that money is spent. But, with a bloated government bureaucracy, some of the spending is just downright ridiculous. Welcome to all things unnecessary spending.
Robert Mueller’s report came on on Thursday morning and rather than get in to a political food fight, let’s look at some of the numbers surrounding both the investigation and the report itself.
This Week on By The Numbers: April 8-12
As most of you know, every weekday I produce the #ByTheNumbers segment on MoJo 5.0 Radio. It can be heard on air throughout the day starting at 9:29am CT.
But, getting that content up here on a daily basis just feels redundant. So, every Friday I will give you all 10 minutes of content for your listening pleasure.
Of course, you can always subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts and Stitcher so you never have to wait until Friday to get your full daily dose of #NumbersOverNarrative.
With that in mind here are this week’s episodes…
Monday: Climate Change & the 12-year expiration date myth
AOC and others have told us that the earth will end in 12 years if we don’t stop climate change. Where in the heck did that number come from and what are the scientists who they quote actually saying?
Tuesday: Education Spending and the Achievement Gap
We’ve been told the answer to the question of the achievement gap between poor and rich kids is spending more. After 50 years of that narrative, have the results born that theory out?
Wednesday: Higher Education or Higher Indoctrination?
My generation and every one since has been told higher education leads to success in life. But, what is higher education is all about indoctrination? What if it’s the administration, not just the professors that skew one way? Are we really getting a return on our investment in the form of publicly-backed student loans?
Thursday: Bernie’s New & Improved Medicare-for-All
Bernie Sanders has touted Medicare-for-All for most of his adult life..but he’s out with a fresh new version of it just in time for him to run for president in 2020. What is new and just what do the polls really tell us about its popularity?
Friday: Bernie’s Fuzzy Medicare-for-All Math
It’s one last look at Bernie’s new Medicare-for-All plan..this time with fresh numbers courtesy of 5 different economists/think tanks reached out to by the New York Times. All they had to say was get ready to hold on to your wallet.
#63: Julian Castro’s Pathway to Open Borders
Up today on By The Numbers is a look at 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro and his just-released immigration plan.
He believes in de-criminalizing illegal immigration, getting rid of freezes on re-entry for those who overstayed visas and slashing the ICE budget. But, do the numbers tell the story that makes those ideas plausible?
Given what is happening over the past few months on the Southern border, is Castro’s plan smart or fool’s gold? The answers may surprise you a bit.