Sharpton: Anyone Who Doubts ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Comparable to ‘Truthers,’ ‘Birthers’

Sharpton: Anyone Who Doubts ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Comparable to ‘Truthers,’ ‘Birthers’

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Barack Obama’s claim that 7.1 million Americans enrolled in ObamaCare prior to the March 31 deadline has been widely disputed. Those who are critical of Obama’s claim have not gone unnoticed by MSNB’s Al Sharton.

On his program Politics Nation Wednesday, Sharpton scoffed at allegations that the White House is trying to cook the books on ObamaCare by changing census questions

“I mean, who else is in this latest conspiracy, the Easter Bunny?” he quipped, in an interview with former Democratic Ohio governor Ted Strickland.

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He said those disputing the current ObamaCare enrollment figures were like “birthers” and “truthers.” 

So, in the mind of Al Sharpton, anyone with legitimate questions on how the White House arrived at its 7.1 million (Obama now claims 8 million) is the equivalent of those who believe 9/11 was an “inside job.”

And MSNBC wonders why Fox News kicks its butt.

Reporter Asks Obama if Dems Should Campaign ‘Loudly’ on ObamaCare: Prez Answers by Attacking GOP

Reporter Asks Obama if Dems Should Campaign ‘Loudly’ on ObamaCare: Prez Answers by Attacking GOP

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During a Thursday press conference, a reporter asked President Obama if Democrats should now run on ObamaCare – given that it supposedly achieved its goal of 7 million enrollees by the end of March. Obama answered by promptly attacking Republicans.

POLITICO REPORTER: Is it time for Democrats to start campaigning loudly and positively on the benefits of ObamaCare? Will you lead that charge?”

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OBAMA: “I think there is a strong, good, right story to tell. I think what the other side is doing and what the other side is offering would strip away protections from those families and from hundreds of millions of people who already had health insurance before the law passed, but never knew if the insurance company could drop them when they actually needed it, or women who were getting charged more just because they were a woman.

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I’m still puzzled why they made this their sole agenda item when it comes to our politics. It’s curious.”

 

So why the need to immediately attack Republicans, if there is such a strong, good, right story to tell? Is it that he just can’t stop himself from reverting to constant campaign mode?

In my previous life as a sales manager, I reminded my team on a regular basis: Don’t attack the competition; tell your clients what is good about your recommendations. Seems to me that lesson applies to a whole lot more than sales. Unless you have a lousy product, that is.

 Carney the Comedian? Says ‘There Has Never Been A More Transparent Administration’


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National Archives to Feature One of Hillary’s Biggest Failures and Soon to Be One of America’s

The National Archives plans to exhibit the records of Hillary Clinton, a 2016 presidential nominee-in-waiting whose list of actual accomplishments is as mysterious as where she was on the night of 9/11/2012.

At the forefront of everyone’s attention will be how the former First Lady was tasked with overhauling the nation’s healthcare system in a forerunner of the unpopular and partisan legislation known as Obamacare.

The New York Times issued the report:

The National Archives on Friday was preparing to release its largest batch yet of previously withheld documents from the Clinton administration, with topics to include the conflicts in Somalia and Rwanda, Middle East peace negotiations, the Oklahoma City bombing and public figures like Richard M. Nixon, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

The bundle that is likely to receive the most attention, though, is one that covers Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ill-fated attempt as first lady to overhaul the health care system. Mrs. Clinton, who ran for president in 2008, is considering a second attempt in 2016.

The roughly 7,500 documents — consisting of memos, transcripts, speeches and emails — were to be posted by the Clinton Presidential Library at 1 p.m.

Too bad the exhibit won’t be featuring Hillary Clinton’s correspondence to the State Department to dispatch an in extremis force to come to the aid of the diplomatic mission at Benghazi that was overrun by terrorists; because of course, that diplomatic correspondence never happened.

Such a walk down memory lane, however, would be a red thread between Obama’s Affordable Care Act which is currently causing damage to the healthcare system and Hillary Clinton’s shared vision – one ultimately in favor of socialized medicine run by the government.

The documents will starkly underscore a point raised by CBS’ Major Garrett- that Hillary (or Biden) would ultimately be seeking Obama’s “third term.”

Just maybe, these papers could demonstrate those elusive qualifications for the most powerful position in the world, which we’re all waiting with bated breath to see. But to much of the country – what difference does it make?

Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group Just Got Played on Facebook By Pro-Gun Advocates

Law Proposed to Punish Obama Officials Like Eric Holder Who are Held in Contempt of Congress

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One Congressman is hoping to use the congressional powers enumerated in the Constitution in order to punish the likes of Attorney General Eric Holder and retired IRS official Lois Lerner for being held in contempt of Congress – by cutting their paychecks.

Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold has proposed a bill that would halt the salary of any government official who is found in contempt of Congress. From Fox News:

“Holder’s not going to prosecute himself,” Farenthold said, “So we’ve got to come up with some enforcement mechanism, and this is one I think we have the Constitutional authority to do.”

 

Farenthold said the bill is aimed at “pulling some power back to Congress” that has been eroded into the executive branch over the years.

That last point is an important one, because the executive has expanded so much during Obama’s tenure and even back into George W. Bush’s term in office.

It’s refreshing to see a congressman who actually understands the power that Congress wields, and wants to exercise it instead of cowering before the arrogance of this administration.

Watch Hillary Clinton Praise ‘Incredibly Brave’ Illegal Immigrant For Admitting Her Status

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Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group Just Got Played on Facebook By Pro-Gun Advocates

As you’ve likely heard this week, Michael Bloomberg is putting $50 million into a campaign against the NRA called Everytown for Gun Safety. Naturally, the group wanted a Facebook page with the same name. But then a pro-gun group took their name before Everytown could create it: Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 9.04.24 AM Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 9.04.52 AM Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 9.05.03 AM Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 9.05.15 AM The creator of the group told BuzzFeed:

“I took the Bloomberg name because I wanted this page to remain open to debate, unlike his group at Moms Demand Action that block anyone with alternative views. Gun owners are getting a bad rep nation wide from their anti gun propaganda. As to who I am, I am your average citizen that believes the second amendment ‘shall not be infringed.’”

In response, a spokesperson for Everytown spelled out how money plays in politics:

We’re going through the proper process for transitioning our Demand Action page to ‘Everytown,’ which takes a few weeks, and acquiring trademark protection for both Everytown and Everytown for Gun Safety. Once that happens, we expect Facebook to shoo these cybersquatters politely off this name/page.”

It is absolutely unbelievable that Democrats’ strategy recently has pretty much consisted of bashing the Koch brothers and money in politics, only to have the billionaire poster boy for the nanny state sling a smooth $50 million out there in the fight to redefine the 2nd Amendment.

Krauthammer: Obama Makes Up Stuff with a Brazenness That is Almost Admirable

Jay Carney Pulls It Off: Tells Another Lie about Obama Transparency without Busting up Laughing on Stage

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The secrecy of the Obama administration has become legendary. The Associated Press and other news organizations have sent letters to the White House protesting its policy of denying access to the press at “private events.” Still, Jay Carney has a different take:

“There has never been a more transparent administration.”

In October, a report released by the Committee to Project Journalists – who interviewed more than 30 veteran journalists – found that reporters from many major media outlets consider the Obama administration the most closed-off in recent memory, and that there is not “any precedent” for its often hostile relationship toward the press:

The Obama White House’s war against leaks, and its penchant for secrecy and noted lack of transparency, are the worst “since the Nixon administration.” 

Hey, I don’t want to be snarky, here, Jay, but perhaps you should explore a career in stand-up comedy after your gig at the White House is over.

Krauthammer: Obama Makes Up Stuff with a Brazenness That is Almost Admirable

Dr. K is the Voice of Sanity: Obama ‘Makes Up Stuff’ with a Brazenness That is Almost Admirable

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Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer points out the laughable claim that Obamacare could have lowered healthcare costs before it even went into effect. But so desperate is the Obamacare spin machine at the White House that Obama will “make up stuff” to suit the political agenda of controlling Americans’ healthcare.

VIDEO: Watch NRA Protestors Explain Why Guns And Pro-Gun Laws Are Bad

HT TheRightScoop

Al Sharpton Enters Dangerous Water, Makes Easter Message About Crucifixion and Resurrection of Obama

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On the “Tom Joyner Show” on Wednesday, Rev. Al Sharpton spoke about the meaning of Easter:

“I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. 

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The story of Jesus on the cross. No matter what they humiliated him with. No matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he could rise. And the story of Easter and my message for this Easter session is no matter what unearned suffering you go through, that if you know you can rise above it, don’t become like the diseases that you fight. 

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As I looked at President Obama at our convention last Friday where all he took he’s been able to rise politically again.. I’m not comparing him to Jesus, but I am saying that to every crucifixion there is a resurrection for those who believe…” 

Wow. Is something wrong with this, or is it just me?

In Shocking Revelation, Carney Says Obama’s Toughest Interview Wasn’t With Any of the Major Networks

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Watch Hillary Clinton Praise ‘Incredibly Brave’ Illegal Immigrant For Admitting Her Status

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While speaking at a “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation” event in Manhattan, Hillary Clinton praised a nineteen year old illegal immigrant for “coming out of the shadows” and announcing her immigration status before the very supportive crowd. Even though Hillary admits that there’s already a program to legalize immigrants in her position, she uses the occasion to push for “comprehensive immigration reform” for the approximately 11 million illegals currently in the country.

The tired old narrative is trotted out that everyone’s lives will improve if there are suddenly 11 million more people competing for the same dwindling pool of jobs at the bottom. Hillary doesn’t quite get the chance to admit that normalizing illegal immigrants almost certainly means Democrats will have a stranglehold over elections and permanently shut out Republicans from power. I’m sure that was just an oversight on her part.

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WOW: A Planet Very Similar To Earth Discovered That Meets NASA’s ‘Life-Sustaining’ Potentials

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered a planet very similar to Earth, the first of its kind, 490 light years away.

Some significant (and interesting) facts:

  • It’s roughly the same size as earth
  • It fits NASA’s description of a planet that could potentially support life
  • It likely has a rocky, rather than a gaseous, surface
  • Its distance from its sun makes it neither too hot nor too cold
  • Its mass and climate is unknown
  • The planet’s existence was inferred from gaps in its star’s light emissions, rather than direct observation
  • Four years of study were needed to understand the received data
  • A new, yet-unlaunched telescope will have the ability to obtain further information

VIDEO: Watch NRA Protestors Explain Why Guns And Pro-Gun Laws Are Bad

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VIDEO: Watch NRA Protestors Explain Why Guns And Pro-Gun Laws Are Bad

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In man-on-the-street interviews held in front of the NRA’s headquarters in Virginia, anti-gun protestors shared some true gems of logic:

Only law enforcement officers should be allowed to use weapons

 

30,000 Americans die every year due to gun violence

 

Gun violence is the NRA’s fault

 

The majority of Americans want these (gun control) laws passed

Only the second comment really deserves a response. In 2010, just over eleven thousand homicides in this country were due to the use of firearms. The thirty-thousand figure is composed of all deaths due to firearms, regardless of the situation, and the word ‘violent’ is something of a distortion. On the other hand, estimates on successful defensive uses of a gun range from 150,000 to over 500,000 times per year (often without a shot being fired).

One interesting question not asked in these interviews was the opinion of these protestors about the information found on this chart:

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Guns and gun-control laws certainly are controversial, aren’t they?

Booze and Bullets? Oklahoma Gun Range Is Going To Try To Mix Them

H/T The Blaze

 

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Parents Outraged After School Gives Students Really Questionable Advice on Dealing With Bullies

Some parents of fifth-graders at Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, are not happy with a flyer the school recently sent home with students. The flyer addresses bullying and gives some controversial tips for handling it:

District student services director Russ Uhing said the LPS philosophy is: Ask the bully to stop. Walk away. If the bullying continues, tell a parent or teacher.

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On the contrary, the flier advises that students should not tell on bullies because the No. 1 reason ‘bullies hate their victims is because the victims tell on them.

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‘Telling makes the bully want to retaliate,’ it says. ‘Tell an adult only when a real injury or crime (theft of something valuable) has occurred. Would we keep our friends if we tattled on them?’

Here’s a copy of the controversial flyer:

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The school’s principal said that the flyers were distributed “with good intentions,” while a spokesperson for the district said the flyers had not been approved for distribution and were sent home by mistake.

If you were one of these parents, would you be upset that the school was teaching these rules to your child?

This Is As Close As You’ll Get to Seeing A Liberal Admit Hillary Doesn’t Have Any Major Achievements

Looks Like NBC Isn’t Concerned With Multi-Billionaires Pouring Money Into Politics After All

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Imagine, if you will, that the Koch brothers were invited on Today to be interviewed by host Savannah Guthrie. Also imagine that not only would Guthrie side with the billionaire brothers against a liberal cause, but would also suggest that one of them run for president.

In your wildest dreams, can you ever imagine that happening? Me neither. But – if you remove the name “Koch” and insert the name “Bloomberg,” that’s exactly what happened Thursday.

Yes, former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg pretty much received the full support of Savannah & the Today gang against the NRA.

Moreover, while just two weeks ago, NBC had a near meltdown over the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the limit on total campaign contributions allowed per individual, Savannah and the network touted Bloomberg’s new $50 million campaign against the NRA.

The bottom line is this: Harry Reid and the Democrats – along with their cheerleaders in the media – aren’t really concerned with money in politics at all; it’s conservative money in politics that drives them crazy. Just ask Savannah Guthrie and Michael Bloomberg.

In Shocking Revelation, Carney Says Obama’s Toughest Interview Wasn’t With Any of the Major Networks

 

Fall From Grace: ‘Clinton Insiders’ Worried That Hillary Doesn’t Have Any Major Achievements

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During an appearance on MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily, Huffington Post reporter and MSNBC contributor Sam Stein reports that Clinton insiders admit that nothing about Hillary Clinton’s record as Secretary of State “shines that brightly” and ponders whether that will hurt her if she runs for office.

We’re right there with ‘em…

Looks Like NBC Isn’t Concerned With Multi-Billionaires Pouring Money Into Politics After All

In Shocking Revelation, Carney Says Obama’s Toughest Interview Wasn’t With Any of the Major Networks

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Okay, the more I think about this the less sure I am on who should be more embarrassed; Barack Obama, or the members of the media who’ve interviewed him over the past five years.

Thursday morning, during A Conversation with Jay Carney at George Washington University, the White House press secretary revealed the name of the toughest interviewer Barack Obama has faced as president.

The answer? Drum roll please……Jon Stewart

“I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others.

 

And the answer was yes, again because the young voters we were trying to reach are more likely to watch The Daily Show than some other news shows.

 

But also, I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart.”

Yep, the most substantive, challenging interview the Leader of the Free World had in the election year was with the anchor of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

Listen, I’m not saying that Stewart isn’t a solid interviewer, but really? Not real journalists on real news programs? I guess that’s really who should be embarrassed. 

Gowdy Slams Pelosi on Immigration: When Dems Had Control, ‘They Didn’t Do a Damn Thing’

Gowdy Slams Pelosi on Immigration: When Dems Had Control, ‘They Didn’t Do a Damn Thing’

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During a discussion with Fox Business Channel host Lou Dobbs about immigration on Wednesday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) responded to the “sudden” push by Democrats to pass immigration reform legislation.

Gowdy also wondered why Nancy Pelosi didn’t pass an immigration bill when she was the House Majority Leader:

I read today that Minority Leader Pelosi was going to pursue this discharge petition. Lou, they had from 2008 to 2010 to pass immigration reform.

 

They had control of all the branches of government and they didn’t do a damn thing. For two years they didn’t pass anything.

 

So all of a sudden it’s their number one legislative priority?

Great question, Congressman. Do you suppose it might be because Democrats are playing to the Hispanic population, in the lead-up to the November midterm elections?

Move Over NSA: The Post Office Wants To Mine And Sell Data Gathered From Your Mail

Air Force Captain Mistaken as Burglar and Tackled by Cops in Own Home, Now They’re Arresting Him

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Air Force Captain Nicolas Aquino was tackled and handcuffed in his own home after police received a call from a neighbor of a suspected burglary. Aquino told the officer that he was the homeowner and even showed identification when the officer first approached him; the policeman finally left after Aquino showed him bills with his name and address.

However, that wasn’t the end of it. Months later, Aquino learned that the police station had issued a warrant for him, claiming that he resisted arrest and obstructed an officer.

Aquino, a model airman who has been featured in Air Force promotional material, maintains that he committed no crime, but the District Attorney has refused to drop the charges. Now, his education and career are in jeopardy as he fights against the arrest.

 Move Over NSA: The Post Office Wants To Mine And Sell Data Gathered From Your Mail

h/t Daily Caller

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Now The Post Office Wants To Mine And Sell Data Gathered From Your Mail

As if Americans needed one more reason to dislike the post office, now comes word that it wants to begin mining and selling private data gathered from our personal mail.

USPS chief marketing and sales officer Nagisa Manabe recently told the PostalVision 2020 conference that the post office is “actively looking for ways to build new business lines around what not long ago might have been considered science fiction.”

While some of Manabe’s ideas included useful fixes like new delivery systems and partnerships, one idea stands out as troubling: selling data collected from observations of personal mail – sent and received – by potential every person in the country.

He described a scenario in which a woman test drives two different types of cars at two different dealerships, while trying to decide which one to buy.

“We’re at the point where, all too soon… We’re going to know exactly that she was shopping at two different car dealers looking at cars, and both of those car dealers should be mailing her communication about that vehicle, right? And we’re there now, folks. I mean, you all know this.

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There are dozens of folks out there who are supplying that kind of information. If we’re not testing and exploring some of that together, we should.”

Manabe said the “marketing opportunity” is too big for USPS to pass up:

“As we know more and more about how consumers are traveling around and making their decisions, it behooves us to get involved and actually send them information to actually close the deal. For me, it’s all about speed and accuracy of the mail.”

May I be frank, Mr. Manabe? First of all, it’s none of your business where I shop, what I shop for or what I buy. Secondly, I neither want, nor need, your help in making buying decisions. Thirdly, what I do want is to be waited on in a timely and efficient manner whenever I’m forced to stand in line at the post office when there’s no other option.

Additional, Mr. Manabe, do you really think Americans will be receptive to the US Postal Service gathering data from their personal mail – and selling it, no less? Really? Hey, at least the NSA isn’t in it for a profit.

Another Casualty of ObamaCare: Alabama Widows Lose Their Healthcare Coverage

HT – Daily Caller

Schools Could Learn a Lot From This Video of a Student Calling Out His Teacher and Storming Out of Class

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When a video of high school student Jeff Bliss calling out his teacher went viral, a lot of people started talking about the state of our education system and ways to improve it.

However, almost a year since the video was posted, not much has changed. In fact, many would say that with the extension of Common Core curriculum across most of the country, it has actually gotten worse.

Take this attempted explanation of Common Core’s approach to math:

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How is this helping? Making word problems math situations more difficult to understand and contorting what would be simple addition problems are not going to teach our kids. Teachers teach kids; worksheets, by themselves, do not.

Jeff Bliss hit the nail on the head, when it comes to what students need: Dedicated, engaging teachers who are willing and able to make a difference. Sadly, Common Core makes finding and supporting those teachers more difficult than ever.

The Next Governor Who Wants Out of Common Core has Arrived – It’s Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

As Obama Claims ‘Victory,’ Alabama Widows To Lose Their Healthcare Coverage Due to ObamaCare

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Due to new regulations imposed by ObamaCare, more than two dozen widows who were married to Madison County, Ala., employees are now without health insurance.

The widows lost their healthcare coverage this year after the county was notified that these new rules would cause its health insurance program to cost an additional $25 million a year.

As a result, county commissioners decided to join a state-wide insurance network that includes 50 other county governments.

But Dale Strong, Madison County Commission Chairman, warned:

“In joining with this large group, it does not provide for spouses when their husbands die or their wives die.”

Roger Jones, Madison County Commissioner, added:

“A lot of these people are on low fixed incomes, some of them are living on Social Security and very little else, and health insurance is very important to them.”

Stories like these are playing out all over America. Yet, Barack Obama and the Democrats keep popping champagne corks and taking victory laps over a disastrous program they continue to call a success.

When MSNBC is This Hard on the White House for Cooking the ObamaCare Books, You Know Something’s Up

 

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Want to Know Where Your Tax Dollars Are Going? This Simple Chart Sums It Up Pefectly

The Treasury Department collected a record $1,104,947,000,000 in the first five months of fiscal 2014. So, here’s the question: Do you ever wonder where your tax dollars go?

This simple chart from The Foundry may surprise you:

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Incidentally, the federal government still ran a $377,379,000,000 deficit for the same time period.

Obama Makes Sensationally Optimistic Claim About Biden’s Legacy, Talks 2016 Chances