What is the limit on how much of the federal budget is allocated to health care programs?

30% (13% people answered this) 25% (11% people answered this) 15% (38% people answered this) No Limit (36% people answered this) 741 people answered. ---------- Correct answer is: No Limit There is no limit on how much of the federal budget is…Read More

How large is the U.S. government's financial hole?

$11.8 trillion (about $37,600 per person) (11% people answered this) $16.7 trillion (about $53,000 per person) (35% people answered this) $33.4 trillion (about $106,400 per person) (21% people answered this) $71.6 trillion (about $228,000 per person)…Read More

Since 2000, about how much has US debt increased for every $1 that we paid members of Congress?

$750 (4% people answered this) $3,200 (10% people answered this) $11,500 (26% people answered this) $46,300 (58% people answered this) 406 people answered. ---------- Correct answer is: $11,500 We'd say that's a poor return on investment. Since…Read More

2013 has 261 weekdays. What percent of weekdays is the U.S. House of Rep. planning to work in D.C.?

88.5% (231 days) (9% people answered this) 59.7% (156 days) (14% people answered this) 49.5% (128 days) (30% people answered this) 29.9% (78 days) (45% people answered this) 1742 people answered. ---------- Correct answer is: 49.5% (128 days) …Read More

How many days do you get off from work/school in celebration of President's Day?

Zero - I don't get any days off! (74% people answered this) One - I get President's Day off. (22% people answered this) Five - I get the whole week off, just like Congress! (2% people answered this) 599 people voted. Tell Congress: No Deal, No Break…Read More

Members of Congress took trips abroad costing more than $1.5 million in 2012

A special report and interactive map created by the Herald Tribune shows the trips, many at taxpayer expense, members of Congress took during the 2012 calendar year. There were limited explanations for the trips, which cost more than $1.5 million in 2012, and…Read More

Why Are High Debt Levels Bad?

Research shows that high levels of debt correlate with slower economic growth.       There are four main reasons for this.  1. High government debt crowds out private investment by taking up resources that could be used by the private sector. High deficits…Read More
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