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Before the government taxes people and/or sends them money, inequality in Sweden is as high as it is in the U.S. Then everything changes.

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  • Dec 5, 2013
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The consensus is that a one week shutdown will cost us about 0.1 to 0.2 points of growth this quarter. That's not a lot, but it's not nothing either.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 3, 2013
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The continuing resolution the Senate passed is $217 billion smaller than Obama wanted.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 1, 2013
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Strom Thurmond, Alfonse D'Amato and Wayne Morse all held the Senate floor for longer — in Thurmond case, for over 24 hours.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 25, 2013
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You've got to admit, it's getting better. It's getting better, all the time.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 18, 2013
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The typical family of four made $66,000 last year. The share making six figures is strikingly small.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 17, 2013
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Guess who lost the recession? The 99 percent. Guess who won the recovery? The very rich.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 11, 2013
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We spent $270 billion on housing aid last year. Most of that went to rich people.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 4, 2013
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R&D investment grew in all but one quarter between 1980 and 2001. That stopped, and we don't really know why.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 31, 2013
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Spending, inventory, and other investment are helping. The government is hurting.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 26, 2013
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Sure, millionaires pay the most. But even the poorest Americans would have to pay higher cigarette taxes.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 23, 2013
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Support for same-sex marriage in the Senate has grown exponentially.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 2, 2013
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Move aside, Paul Ryan: The Senate Budget Committee also released preliminary budget figures today. Here's how the two plans stack up.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 12, 2013
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The 2014 Ryan budget is here. Here's what it changes.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 12, 2013
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The Senate is set to increase the debt ceiling today. How does the latest bump compare to the last few?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 31, 2013
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Last quarter's GDP report has been been called "the best-looking contraction in US GDP you’ll ever see." Here's the exact picture it paints.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 30, 2013
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A look back at the past few weeks' offers and counteroffers.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 2, 2013
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The various plans floating around the fiscal cliff vary widely in which income groups they'd hit. Here's how they differ, in one chart.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 14, 2012
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The top 0.1 percent see incomes that are 8.6 percent higher without paying for the rate cuts, and 4.4 percent higher if they're fully financed. Meanwhile, the bottom 95 percent of taxpayers see incomes fall by 1.1 percent if the rate cuts are paid for by cutting tax breaks.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 1, 2012
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By post-World War II standards, tax rates for people making $250,000 a year are pretty darn low, and will remain low even if Obama's plan passes.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 9, 2012
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