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“It’s also important to note that income tax is just one of several federal taxes.
The payroll tax, which funds Medicare and Social Security, is another big source of revenue for the government. And most households that don’t pay income tax do pay payroll tax.”
Mitt Romney’s comments regarding the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax is getting lots of attention today. Our colleague Mark Memmott explains the context.
Here’s a closer look at the numbers.
TV Nerds! Those guys (and gal) are great! But where’s the Blue Ranger? Where’s Bill Nye?
Plus, there should be more TV nerd gals. What about Penny from Inspector Gadget or Veronica Mars? Not to mention any and all iterations of Lois Lane.
(via Infographic Journal)
It’s Friday night! Perhaps you have need of a bottle of wine for a nice evening out (or in)? Don’t fret. We at the Discovery News tumblr page have found a way to help you pick. If it looks complicated, that’s because it is.
Infografica dedicata al vino
Michael Phelps has more medals than many countries. But even the greatest medal-winner in Olympic history did not earn enough in these games to push his hometown of Baltimore into first-place among United States metros[…]
Los Angeles leads with a whopping 45 medals, San Francisco is a distant second with 11, followed by Miami, Gainesville, and Trenton-Ewing with 10 each; New York and Austin have 9 each; San Diego has 8 and Athens, Georgia, won 7. Baltimore and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul brought home 6 each; and Denver, Charlotte, and Portland, Oregon have 5 each.
Read more. [Image: Martin Prosperity Institute]
Interesting infographic! It would seem there are openings in a lot of arenas. Back in my home state of Michigan, things were really terrible in 2008. Even the tiny businesses and restaurants pulled their “help wanted” signs out of their windows. Now they’re starting to re-appear…
Are you seeing more help wanted signs in your hometown?
The number of U.S. job openings in June climbed to 3.8 million, a level not seen since the summer of 2008. But many available jobs are going unfilled.
Although almost 13 million people remain on unemployment rolls, U.S. companies and organizations have 3.8 million positions to fill, up from 3.2 million a year ago. For each open job in the country, there are only 3.4 job seekers.
“We’re in the healing process,” said Wells Fargo economist Sam Bullard. “But it’s going to take some time.”
Armed with NASA satellite data, a clever data visualization expert has produced a US hotspots map. And it’s ultra up-to-date: it includes all major fires in the contiguous US from 2001 through early July 2012. “Each dot represents a moment of pretty extreme heat.”
Stuff like this makes me want a snow cone.