Find out with this snazzy-but-sobering infographic:
These five charts fully explain the definition of “American Exceptionalism.”
So there’s a rumor going around that all Democratic presidents want to grow the national debt. Take a look at the chart.
In mere hours, Republicans and Democrats will make a very important decision. Based on the 1995 and 1996 shutdowns, here are just some of the consequences we’ll incur today if the government shuts down, according to the Center for American Progress.
Hey, Republicans, the federally funded programs necessary for helping middle class and poor people get by aren’t the cause of the growing deficit.
Originally submitted by volunteer editor Brandon W. Found on warresisters.org.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) stole the show at Wednesday night’s Congressional Correspondents Dinner. The routine included a jab at Sen. Rand Paul’s Aqua Buddhism and a few self-deprecating jokes about the sexy 1970s Jew-fro in his @repweiner Twitter profile picture, among other things.
Yep, you read right. Since 2001, the U.S. has spent upwards of $1260 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.