“federal” Charts

Wanna Reduce Welfare and Food Stamps? Here's the Right Way. »

The annual income for the federal minimum wage is $14,500, which is just under the two-person family poverty line. Seattle's…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 275
Score: 7

Who Earns Minimum Wage? »

A study by the Pew Research Center found, quite surprisingly, that not very many people in the United States earn…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 60
Score: 1

Is America's Government Becoming Big Brother? »

Is the American government becoming more and more like the Orwellian Big Brother that many fear? According to a recent…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 59

No Energy Boom on Federal Lands »

U.S. crude oil production is up 53 percent since 2010. The growth is due to production on non-federal lands. Production…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 96

Going Wireless? It's Gonna Cost You »

For wireless consumers, the cost of going cordless can be hefty. Over the last few years, the average tax burden…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 82

Who Pays Our Taxes? The Rich, Mostly. »

It is pretty well known that the American income tax system operates off of a progressive tax in which the…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 161

The Biggest Problems With Our Tax System »

The American federal tax system: its messy, convoluted, and, without a doubt, flawed. For the majority of Americans, however, the…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 84

Do You Pay Your Fair Share Of Taxes? »

When it comes to ponying up to Uncle Sam, Americans are divided over the tax burden they hold. A slim…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 92

The Legal Status of Cannabis »

While cannabis is still illegal in over 50% of states, the movement for legalization seems to have been picking up…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 33

Red States Are More Dependent On The Federal Government »

Interestingly, the states that frequently speak out against dependence on the federal government are those that rely on assistance the…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 59

The Surprising Popularity Of A Flat Tax »

A recent Reason-Rupe opinion survey of over 1000 Americans found that an impressively large percentage of people, nearly two-thirds, favor…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 45

The Resurgence Of American Federalism »

Federalism, the concept of a decentralized governmental structure, may very well be experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Since the 1970s,…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 158

Big Government: The Greatest Threat To America's Future »

An overwhelming majority of Americans have identified the greatest threat to the future of our nation: big government. While concern…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 74

Infrastructure Investment: Leave It To The Private Sector »

The US economy certainly needs strong infrastructure, and while President Obama has called for a 50 billion dollar infrastructure investment…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 82

Fewer Children Served By Child Care Assistance »

CCDBG provides child care assistance to low-income families. From 2007-2011, total spending on child care assistance (including federal and state…

CLASP
by: CLASP
views: 60

Reforms Needed for Tax-Based Student Aid »

As federal tax-based student aid has increased, so too has criticism of it. Not enough help goes to the low-income…

CLASP
by: CLASP
views: 75

Obama confirmations to federal courts twice that of Bush »

In the first 15 months of President Obama’s second term in office, 62 of his judicial nominees have been confirmed.…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 68

Is State/Federal Spending Doing Its Part For Young Children »

The three largest federal child care and early education programs are: the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Temporary Assistance…

CLASP
by: CLASP
views: 80

Deficits to Return to Trillion-Dollar Levels by 2022 »

According to the Congressional Budget Office, federal deficits will reach $1 trillion within eight years. The primary culprit is out-of-control…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 215

Minimum wage right on target »

In 1987, the federal minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. After adjusting for inflation and productivity in the fast-food sector,…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 82

US Federal Drug Control Budget »

The federal drug control budget goes towards operations that focus on demand reduction and supply reduction. Supply reduction includes domestic…

T S
by: T S
views: 62

Yes, the Federal Deficit is Shrinking. Dramatically. »

According to a new poll, 54 percent of the public disapproves of Barack Obama's handling of the deficit. And yet,…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 90