#1 Last month food prices in the United States rose at the fastest rate in 36 years.
#2 The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is now $3.55. That represents an increase of 42 cents a gallon in just one month.
#3 According to the Oil Price Information Service, U.S. drivers spent an average of $347 on gasoline during the month of February, which was 30 percent more than a year earlier.
#4 According to the U.S. Energy Department, the average U.S. household will spend approximately $700 more on gasoline in 2011 than it did during 2010.
#5 According to the U.S. Labor Department, the cost of living in the United States is higher than it ever has been before. The “Chained Consumer Price Index” hit a new all-time high during the month of February.
#6 During this most recent economic downturn, employee compensation in the United States has been the lowest that it has been relative to gross domestic product in over 50 years.
#7 When you adjust wages for inflation, middle class workers in the United States make less money today than they did back in 1971.
#8 For most middle class American families, their homes are their most valuable financial assets. Since the real estate peak, U.S. home values have fallen by a staggering 6.3 trillion dollars.
#9 In 2010, for the first time ever more than a million U.S. families lost their homes to foreclosure, and that number is expected to go even higher in 2012.
#10 Two years ago, the average U.S. homeowner that was being foreclosed upon had not made a mortgage payment in 11 months. Today, the average U.S. homeowner that is being foreclosed upon has not made a mortgage payment in 17 months.
#11 Approximately half of all American workers make $25,000 a year or less.
#12 Approximately one-third of all Americans have no savings and no retirement funds.
#13 As 2007 began, only about 26 million Americans were on food stamps, but today over 44 million Americans are now on food stamps.
#14 Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. Today,one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid.
#15 Only 47 percent of working-age Americans have a full-time job at this point.
#16 Many American families would love to be saving money, but the reality is that a huge percentage of them are drowning in credit card debt. Total U.S. credit card debt is more than 8 times larger than it was just 30 years ago.
#17 The CredAbility Consumer Distress Index, which measures the average financial condition of U.S. households, declined in every single quarter in 2010.
#18 Average household debt in the United States has now reached a level of 136% of average household income. In China, average household debt is only 17% of average household income.
#19 There are currently more than 4 million Americans that have been unemployed for more than a year.
#20 The U.S. economy now has 10 percent fewer “middle class jobs” than it did just ten years ago.
#21 The average CEO now makes approximately 185 times more money than the average American worker.
#22 According to the U.S. Census, the number of children living in poverty has gone up by about 2 million in just the past 3 years.
Our federal deficit now stands at $1.9 trillion.
And our national debt is a staggering $15.8 trillion.
The estimated population of the United States is 313,233,073
so each citizen's share of this debt is $50,738.27.
The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.90 billion per day since September 28, 2007!
GUESS WHAT BRAINWASHED OBAMA ZOMBIES??? THAT'S THE SAME YEAR DEMOCRATS TOOK FULL CONTROL OF BOTH HOUSES! AREN'T YOU PROUD??