America – Wrong On So Many Levels
What in the world is happening to America? Perhaps you have asked yourself that question from time to time. Today it seems like everything is falling apart. Our economy is crumbling, our politicians are incompetent, we have just gotten involved in another war, corruption is everywhere and the American people are so addicted to entertainment that hardly anything can wake them from their stupor.
Unfortunately, right now most Americans are completely asleep. Just like during the declining years of the Roman Empire, most people that live in the U.S. are spoiled, decadent and completely addicted to entertainment.
(2011) The following is how many Americans actually plan their weeks….
Monday: Watch Dancing With The Stars
Tuesday: Watch The Dancing With The Stars Results Show
Wednesday: Watch American Idol
Thursday: Watch The American Idol Results Show
At this point, most people in this country cannot even intelligently discuss the pressing issues of our day.
We’ve got a lot of work to do.
America is in sorry shape and it desperately needs some heroes.
The following is a list that will make you really think that there is something seriously wrong with this country…
#1 According to the Economic Policy Institute, almost 25 percent of U.S. households now have zero net worth or negative net worth. Back in 2007, that number was just 18.6 percent.
#2 According to the Pentagon, the cost of the first week of attacks on Libya was 600 million dollars.
#3 The major food producers are shrinking the sizes of their packages so that they won’t have to raise prices. The New York Times recently did a story about one woman who was absolutely shocked when she started keeping track of shrinking package sizes at her local supermarket….
Ms. Stauber, 33, said she began inspecting her other purchases, aisle by aisle. Many canned vegetables dropped to 13 or 14 ounces from 16; boxes of baby wipes went to 72 from 80; and sugar was stacked in 4-pound, not 5-pound, bags, she said.
#4 It is being projected that for the first time ever, the OPEC nations are going to bring in over a trillion dollars from exporting oil this year. Their biggest customer is the United States.
#5 According to a recent census report, 13% of all the homes in the United States are sitting empty.
#6 Barack Obama promised us that radiation from the nuclear disaster in Japan would not be a problem in the United States, but already it has shown up in milk in Spokane, Washington.
#7 Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently said the following….
“If we continue down on the path on which the fiscal authorities put us, we will become insolvent, the question is when.”
Of course the Federal Reserve system was designed to get the U.S. government trapped in perpetual debt so actually he should be blaming himself and his friends over at the Fed.
#8 Thanks for all the money printing Bernanke – according to one unofficial estimate, the U.S. in on track to have an 8.3 percent rate of inflation.
#9 According to a recent article posted on the website of the American Institute of Economic Research, the purchasing power of a U.S. dollar declined from $1.00 in 1913 to 4.6 cents in 2009.
#10 The number of homes that were repossessed reached the 1 million mark for the first time ever during 2010.
#11 The U.S. industrial base has disintegrated so badly that we could literally export our entire manufacturing output and still not balance our trade with the rest of the globe.
#12 The National Institutes of Health has spent approximately $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.
#13 Today, the U.S. national debt is over 14 times larger than it was back in 1981. What do we have to show for it?
Excerpts from “A List Of 28 Things That Will Make You Think That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With This Country” by Michael Snyder, March 2011