From Harper's Index

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* Percentage of the current U.S. debt that was accumulated during Republican presidential terms: 71

* Portion of debt-ceiling elevations since 1960 that have been signed into law by Republican presidents: 2/3

* Percentage of profits American corporations paid in taxes in 1961: 40.6 *Today: 10.5

* Portion of the increase in U.S. corporate profit margins since 2001 that has come from depressed wages: 3/4

* Percentage of Americans who say they did not always have money to buy food last year: 18.2

* Estimated value of government subsidies that will go to the oil and gas industries between now and 2015: $78,155,000,000

* Percentage of millionaires who said in a recent survey that they are concerned about global unrest: 94

* Portion of America's college students who attend for-profit schools 1/10 * Portion of federal financial aid that goes to such schools: 1/4

* Percentage of reecently polled Americans who said they approve of God's job performance: 52

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Two Simple Laws Could Solve America's Epidemic of Violence

Two simple changes to U.S. law, both things based in other laws that we already know and like, could solve most of America's gun violence problem:

1. Treat all semi-automatic weapons in a similar way under the same laws as fully-automatic weapons.
2. Regulate gun ownership and usage the same way we regulate car ownership and usage.

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