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April 21st, 2011
12:23 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Gas prices are up over $4.00 a gallon and domestic oil production is down 13% under Obama.

 – More Americans now get money out of the federal Treasury than pay into the federal Treasury.  This is the first time since the Great Depression. 

– Barack Obama has still not answered two questions: 1. what does he want to cut and by how much and 2. if the top 5% already pay 60% of all income into the federal Treasury, exactly how much more would he consider fair?

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Student Detention: The Department of Homeland Security readies to deport leading student activist and administration critic Prerna Lal, obviously a higher administration priority than having DOJ go after the banksters.

– Math Class: The conservative movie and box office loser “Atlas Shrugged” has created a clash between conservatives and the real marketplace, but based on mythological conservative economic double count, the cash loser is really a profit maker if you look at the averages!

– Enrollment Forms: Former Social Security beneficiary Paul Ryan decides that now is the time to cut the safety net for future generations, making some Americans believe that we should have cut it even earlier, before it brought us Paul Ryan!

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