today’s “new” year fun facts

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  1. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 10:46 am |

    Ah, so it’s all fixed, then, right?

  2. mech
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 11:04 am |

    One year hence, we can try to measure the change in the graphs as the consequences of the tax increases upon an already economy are observed.
    The green will be a little line and the red column will need another screen to scroll its length.

    Then maybe another column for increase in soup lines, etc. That 47million new peeps on food stamps will be a larger number.

    Meh, just do the red column on a logarithmic scale.

  3. Fat Baxter
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm |

    According to which website I visit, I’ll be paying between $4,000 to $6,500 more in taxes this year.

    I work hard, play by the rules, and this is the thanks I get. No good deed goes unpunished.

    If the Republicans don’t pull their heads out of rectal defilade, I’m going for a third party.

  4. geezerette
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm |

    So there ya go!! The new America. The hell with the old. The one is the ONE. Deal with it.

  5. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm |

    Yanno… If any one of us PMs did that lousy a job at our jobs, we’d die of shame long before we could beaten soundly and tossed out on our ear. Which would surely be natural and logical consequences. Out here. In the Real World.

    Those a-holes got a $900 raise for it.

    And for FAILing to make a budget.




  6. Paul Moore
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm |

    There is a bar missing in that graph, the size of the proposed “cuts”.

  7. Jess
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm |

    Maybe, while they’re all congregated in one spot, we can build a fence around D.C. and refuse to allow them to go home.

    I give them about a week before they’re begging for mercy.

  8. Posted January 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm |

    On the plus side, graph makers reported record sales for the year.

  9. Merovign
    Posted January 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm |

    They never get as much as they think they will, because people work to avoid losing money.

    They also never spend as little as they say they will.