Sunday, May 29, 2011

CBO: Seniors Would Pay Much More For Medicare Under Ryan Plan

The CBO report is here: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/121xx/doc12128/04-05-Ryan_Letter.pdf

Currently, the only budget plan that balances the budget and doesn't slash medicare is the progressive plan: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/the-progressive-budget-alternative/

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stats on oil

US uses about 27% of the worlds oil
http://www.nationmaster.com/red/pie/ene_oil_con_tho_bar_dai-oil-consumption-thousand-barrels-daily

The US creates about 10%.
http://www.nationmaster.com/red/pie/ene_oil_pro-energy-oil-production

That would mean we need to triple our production; it ain't gonna happen.

Production has been going down http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Oil_Production_and_Imports_1920_to_2005.png

even though "more than two-thirds of offshore and half of onshore leases lie idle"
http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/DOI-Releases-Report-on-Unused-Oil-and-Gas-Leases.cfm