íThe human capacity for
self-delusion truly is remarkable. Most people out there end up believing
exactly what they want to believe even when the truth is staring them right in
the face. Take the
The horrible statistics about the
But lying to the American people is not going to help them. If you are speeding in a car toward a 500 foot cliff, you don't need someone to cheer you on. Instead, you need someone to slam on the brakes.
The cold, hard reality of the matter
is that the
We have never come close to recovering from the last recession and another one will be here soon.
The following are 25 horrible
statistics about the
#1 The percentage of
Americans that own homes is dropping rapidly. According to
#2 Home prices in the
#4 Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. Today, that number is above 30 percent.
#5 When Barack Obama
first became president, the number of "long-term unemployed workers"
#6 The average
duration of unemployment in the
#7 Despite what the
mainstream media would have us to believe, the truth is that the percentage of
working age Americans that are employed is not increasing. Back in March
2010, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans were
employed. In March 2011, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans were
employed. In March 2012, 58.5 percent of all working age
Americans were employed. So how can Barack Obama and the mainstream media
claim that the employment situation in the
#9 In 1962, 28
percent of all jobs in
#10 In some areas of
#11 According to one recent survey, approximately one-third of all Americans are not paying their bills on time at this point.
#12 Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the price of gasoline has risen by more than 100 percent.
#13 The student loan
debt bubble continues to expand at a very frightening pace. Recently it
was announced that total student loan debt in the
#14 Incredibly, one out of every four jobs in the United States pays $10 an hour or less at this point.
#15 Household incomes all over the
#16 Over the past
several decades, government dependence has risen to unprecedented heights in
Back in 1960, social welfare benefits made up approximately 10 percent of all salaries and wages. In the year 2000, social welfare benefits made up approximately 21 percent of all salaries and wages. Today, social welfare benefits make up approximately 35 percent of all salaries and wages.
#17 In November 2008, 30.8 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, more than 46 million Americans are on food stamps.
#18 Right now, more than 25 percent of all American children are on food stamps.
#19 According to the
#20 Over the next 75
years, Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion
dollars. That comes to $328,404 for each and every household in
#21 During the first
quarter of 2012,
#22 At this point, the
#24 The Federal Reserve bought up
approximately 61 percent of all government debt issued
But the horrible economic statistics only tell part of the story.
In communities all over
You have to listen to what the small businesses are telling you and right now they are telling you, ĎHey, Iím the head of a 3rd or 4th generation, 75 or 100 year old business, and Iíve got to shut the doorsí or ĎIíve got to let people go. And if Iím hiring anybody back, itís only on a temporary basis.í
Sometimes they do this through a hiring firm so that they can sidestep paying unemployment benefit insurance. So thatís whatís really going on at the grassroots level of the economy. Very, very, grossly different from what youíre seeing in some of these numbers coming out in earnings releases.Ē
All over the country, millions of hard working Americans are desperately looking for work. They have been told that "the recession is over", but they are still finding it incredibly difficult to find anyone that will hire them. The following example is from a recent CNN article....
Cotton, a 54-year-old
Receiving government aid, however, has not been as depressing as her job search. Joann says she has applied for at least 300 jobs. Even though she can barely afford gas, she drives to the interviews only to learn that the employers want to hire younger candidates at low wages.
The experiences have taken a toll: "I've aged 10 years in the three years that I've been looking for a job," Joann told us. "I want to get a job so I can just relax and exhale ... but I can't. After a while you just give up."
Meanwhile, Barack Obama and his
family continue to live the high life at the expense of the
Even many Democrats are starting to get very upset about this. The following is from a recent article by Paul Bedard....
Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing ďstaycationsĒ because they canít afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first familyís 17 lavish vacations around the world and donít want their tax dollars paying for the Obamasí holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.
It simply is not appropriate for the Obamas to be spending millions upon millions upon millions
But Barack Obama does not want you to know about any of this stuff.
He just wants you to buy his empty propaganda one more time so that he can continue to occupy the White House for another four years.í