Riffing on U.S. to unveil new citizenship questions — and, just maybe, James McCormick’s phenomenal review immediately below — here’s some ideas:
- What portion of US GDP is taken by government, at all levels, each year?
- What portion of law enforcement resources in the US is devoted to nonviolent narcotics offenders, versus violent offenders of all types?
- What is the proposed penalty in Federal law for scientists engaging in somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)?
- Sen Ted Stevens (R-AK) described the internet as “a series of …”?
- How much money has been spent on welfare since the inception of the Great Society programs?
- Still sure you want to go through with this?
(Acceptable answer: at least 30% or $3.3 trillion.)
(Acceptable answer: they are approximately equal, as a percentage of arrests.)
(Acceptable answer: ten years in prison and a $1 million fine [Human Cloning Prohibition Act].)
(Acceptable answer: anything with the word “tubes.” Extra points for speculating how long the nation can survive with technologically illiterate leadership.)
(Acceptable answer: at least $18 trillion in 2006 dollars. This figure includes all transfer payments carried out at the Federal level, but none by state and local governments.)