Monday, April 16, 2012
Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber
If President Obama continues his current rate of deficit spending the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that 80% of all tax revenue will go toward servicing just the interest on that massive debt.
The Medicare program is scheduled to be bankrupt by 2017.
During the last decade we have spent approximately $3 trillion dollars trying to democratize Iraq and Afghanistan.
The federal government is spending more than a trillion dollars more than we take in every year.
Our national debt is $16 trillion dollars and our total "unfunded liabilities" which include debt payments, social security and medicare exceeds $73 trillion dollars.
The number of two parent families have fallen by 50% in the last three decades.
80% of single parent families fall below the poverty line and must seek government assistance.
Republicans are too stubborn to accept tax increases for millionaires and Democrats are too cowardly to admit to their constituents that Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid payments must be cut since they represent over 70% of all government expenditures.
For the first time in our recorded history has the President of the United States refused to enforce our immigration laws.
During the past 30 years America has lost over 30 million manufacturing jobs.
For the first time in our country's history we have more people who pay no taxes (52%) than those who do.
Three times more people are now on Food Stamps than three years ago.
Over twelve million homes are awaiting foreclosures.
Nationally, over 50% of high school students will not graduate from high school.
Nationally, almost 80% of first year college students require remedial reading courses to bring them up to a 12th grade reading level.
The American people are so enamored with pop culture that they have little time to exercise their responsibilities as citizens; educate themselves about issues that affect their every day lives.
American democracy is crumbling because less than 50% of eligible voters actually go out and vote.
Okay...now you can go back to reading only about Kim, Jennifer and Justin.