Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Reality Check For Hope And Change


There are 313 million people living in the United States. 46 million of them are on food stamps.

It took from the founding of the nation until 1981 for the U.S. national debt to cross the one trillion dollar mark. Today, our national debt is well over 15 trillion dollars and we add more than a trillion dollars to our debt every single year.

In the United States as a whole, one out of every four children is on food stamps.

According to author Paul Osterman, about 20 percent of all U.S. adults are currently working jobs that pay poverty-level wages.

There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.

Approximately 48 percent of all Americans are currently either considered to be "low income" or are living in poverty.

The United States has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland or Spain.

Well, how is that hope and change working out for you?

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