Tuesday Commentary: The Top Problem is…

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want – and their kids pay for it. – Richard Lamm

Every December we see a lot of “year-end” lists. I’ve been known to publish a few here at The Western Word. Today I found one from Gallup.

According to Gallup polling, the nation’s top problem for 2017 is…wait for it…

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Thursday Numbers

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. – Bernard Williams

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Montana’s budget shortfall, unemployment, hot dogs, back to school expenses, Hurricane Harvey’s rain, Trump’s job approval, Montana’s major wildfires, Congressional job approval, Devil’s Tower UFO Rendezvous, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S Truman

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Melania Trump, unemployment, taxes, Walmart, John Parker, Ivanka Trump, Congressional job approval, six-man football, President Donald Trump, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. – Kobe Bryant

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include taxes & WalletHub, Montana State University & Rob O’Neill, unemployment, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Kobe Bryant, Congress’ approval rating, Congressional Pig Book, Ethan Couch & drunk driving, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

Welcome to Thursday Numbers and to your weekly dose of knowledge!

In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include CEO pay in Montana, Sprint and Verizon Wireless, unemployment, law enforcement officers, Amtrak, high school diploma, funniest women on Twitter, the Brady poll, Congressional job approval, Laramie Wyoming, Army War College, the Parental Bereavement Act, Christians, sage grouse and much more!

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