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Unemployment and the Labor Participation Rate Explained

Summary: Unemployment isn’t the same as not working, 94 million people out of work (or unemployed, depending on the meme) is a reference to the number of people considered “Not in the Labor Force” Labor Force is a metric of Labor, but people not in the labor force are not considered unemployed. Labor Statistics can […]

Tax Racism? Is Al Sharpton Able to Avoid Prison?

Summary: Al Sharpton owes back taxes, claimed to be $4 million+, but since neither the IRS or Sharpton has ever released an official amount, it’s unknown how much but it is known he owes some amount. The other three people in this image committed crimes, they didn’t just owe back taxes, and they served time […]

Deficit Has Only Been Reduced By Two Presidents in 50 years?

Summary: This makes the claim that there was only a reduction in the budget deficit under these two presidents over a 50 year period. In fact, at least one year in every presidency from 1967 until 2017 had a reduction from the previous years deficit. Presidents and Reduced Deficit Clinton and Obama were the only […]

Republicans haven’t had total control since 1928?

republican majorities

Summary: The last time Republicans had control of every branch was actually 2006. President • Republican 2001-2008 Senate • Republican 2003-2007 House of Representatives • Republican 2003-2007 2 Supreme Court Picks 27 out of 50 Governors were Republican in those corresponding years.

Impeachment History Facts and Case Studies

Summary: There have been two US Presidents impeached, and one almost impeached but resigned before the House could pass the Articles of Impeachment. Of both Presidents impeached, both were acquitted. No president has been convicted under Impeachment. Over the last few years, and now especially since Hillary Clinton was chosen as the Democrat Party Nominee, there […]

Slavery in the North Compared to the South

Summary: Slavery was never as big in the North as in the South, from the 1790 Census until the 1860 Census   Slavery in the North Compared to the South As you can tell, this image makes the claims about slavery,  that the North (in the terms of the Civil War Era, the “North” referred […]

Martin Luther King Jr, Was He a Republican?

Summary: He was an independent, who never publicly claimed to be for one party or the other. Martin Luther King, Jr. Was he a Republican? Martin Luther King Jr being a Republican or not, was already covered in a previous post. the sheer number of posts I have seen on Facebook in the last few days made […]

Confederate Flag Confusion, Battle Flag, or Official Flag?

Summary: This image is using the wrong flag in the background, the quote however is correct. The battle flag was never an official Confederate Flag, and it’s usage has varied over the years from representing the Confederate Army, to a symbol of Southern Pride, to a symbol used as a declaration of hate and segregation, […]

Are these claims about Switzerland’s Gun ownership true?

Should America Follow Switzerland’s Gun Rules? Switzerland has been making the social media rounds lately, I have been seeing a lot of posts about gun control, as I am sure everyone has, especially with all of the recent shootings. This image claims that Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in the world. It also claims […]

Reagan vs Obama – Deficit Edition!

Did Reagan triple the deficit? Did Obama cut it in half? I see this one on social media pretty often, and keep meaning to discuss it, so here it is. While I understand as most people do, that Congress controls spending and the budget [1], for the sake of this argument I’m going to keep […]

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