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How is a McDonalds different from a Bill Introduced in Congress?

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

HOW IS A MCDONALDS DIFFERENT FROM A BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS? Less different than you might expect. There are 14,127 McDonalds in the U.S. — and about that many bills introduced during each two-year session of Congress. Our nation’s 14,000 McDonalds are extremely efficient at their job, dishing out more than 75 hamburgers worldwide per second. Congress, on the other hand, passed only 65 bills in 2013. One was the Excellence in Mental Health Act.

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A Capital Visit: It’s Your Turn Next

October 16, 2013 | Our Nation's Capital | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

World population recently hit 7 billion — and 5 billion have mobile phones. More than 1 billion people today use Facebook — which means, if Facebook were a country it would be the third most populated. 200,000 text messages are sent every second. Like most of you, I spend considerable time with one digital device […]

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