Category Archives: Factoids

You Need to Know This

Every American needs to put down whatever they’re doing, put aside their political and religious biases, open up their brains, and listen carefully to how the youngest member of the US House of Representatives is demonstrating the absolute truth about money in our government. If this nation cannot agree with what we’re being shown, there is no hope.

Everyone Enjoys a Few Factoids

Here are a few of today’s interesting factoids that are worth noting:

  • Trump signed an order to hire 15,000 new border agents two years ago. Customs and Border Protection paid $60.7 million to the consulting firm Accenture Federal Services to “recruit, vet and hire” 7,500 such officers over five years. The company has hired 33 such officers to date. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime adviser, and sporter of a Richard Nixon back tattoo was arrested Friday by the FBI and indicted in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. That makes him the 34th person charged in the Mueller probe. (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Thanks to the recently-ended, record-long government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service will need 12 to 18 months to recover. At least, that’s what the National Taxpayer Advocate, a government watchdog group, reported to lawmakers,  (an anonymous House aide told The Washington Post. The IRS is apparently buried in millions of unanswered taxpayer letters, is weeks behind on training workers, and needs to hire thousands of new workers for tax season. (The Washington Post)

Visit

$100,000: That’s the expected cost to NYC each time Trump goes motorcadehome for a visit. Since he plans to go home every weekend it becomes major dollars. Plus, each visit means a significant gridlock as his motor brigade travels to and from airports. Maybe this is why he only carried 10% of the city’s vote.

Tax Bill

Income-InequalityFACTOID: According to the IRS the average American pays 13.6 cents out of each dollar in federal income taxes, with those just below the 1 percent paying 18.4 percent and the top 1 percent paying 27 percent. In perspective the average American earns $54,000 a year. A person in the top 1% earns at least $4 million annually. While their tax bill is double the average American’s their income is 74 times greater.