America By The Numbers:
These 11 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed!!!
Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day.
To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for 40 hour week, while the average job pays $20.00 an hour.
Furthermore: There are actually two messages here. The first is very interesting, but the second is absolutely astounding – and explains a lot. A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.
Percentage (%) of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65% England 46% Canada 42%
% of patients diagnosed with diabetes -received treatment within 6 months:
U.S. 93% England 15% Canada 43%
% of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90% England 15% Canada 43%
% referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77% England 40% Canada 43%
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71 England 14 Canada 18
% of seniors (65+), with low income, who are in “excellent health”:
U.S. 12% England 2% Canada 6%
And now…for the last statistic: National Health Insurance?
U.S. NO England YES Canada YES
As far as “religiosity”:
One of the most important factors in the declining share of Christians and the growth of the “nones” is generational replacement. As the Millennial generation enters adulthood, its members display much lower levels of religious affiliation, including less connection with Christian churches, than older generations. Fully 36% of young Millennials (those between the ages of 18 and 24) are religiously unaffiliated, as are 34% of older Millennials (ages 25-33). And fewer than six-in-ten Millennials identify with any branch of Christianity, compared with seven-in-ten or more among older generations, including Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers. Just 16% of Millennials are Catholic, and only 11% identify with mainline Protestantism. Roughly one-in-five are evangelical Protestants.
Republicans will need to secure a rising level of support among voters of color in order to compete in key states in 2016. In some states, such as Florida, restoring party preferences to their 2004 levels would enable the GOP to narrowly win back states they lost in 2012 but had won in previous elections. However, in order to win back other key states that the GOP won in 2004, such as Ohio and Nevada, the GOP would need to exceed the share of support it received from voters of color in 2004.
Hispanic millennials will account for nearly half (44%) of the record 27.3 million Hispanic eligible voters projected for 2016—a share greater than any other racial or ethnic group of voters, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
The large footprint of Latino millennial eligible voters reflects the oversized importance of youth in the U.S.-born Latino population and as a source of Latino eligible voter growth. The median age among the nation’s 35 million U.S.-born Latinos is only 19 (Stepler and Brown, 2015), and Latino youth will be the main driver of growth among Latino eligible voters over the next two decades. Between 2012 and 2016, about 3.2 million young U.S.-citizen Latinos will have advanced to adulthood and become eligible to vote, according to Pew Research Center projections. Nearly all of them are U.S. born—on an annual basis, some 803,000 U.S.-born Latinos reached adulthood in recent years.
Recent Gallup polling has found broad and bipartisan support for expanding federal funding for preschool education. In 2014, 70% of U.S. adults, including 87% of Democrats and 53% of Republicans, favored increasing federal preschool funding to make sure high-quality preschool programs were available to every child in the country. Separately, in 2013, 73% of U.S. adults told Gallup that if given the choice, they would vote “for” a law establishing federal and state programs that “would make high-quality preschools available to every child in America.”
Fifty-five percent of Americans in 2015 expressed solid belief in global warming. That’s the proportion saying increases in global temperature over the last century are mainly the result of human activity, as well as the percentage believing the effects of climate change are already occurring. Sizable minorities disagree with both propositions, including 41% who say global warming is a natural occurrence. But perhaps more relevant from the standpoint of activating the public to take action, fewer than four Americans (37%) believe global warming will pose a serious threat to them in their lifetime, while 62% disagree.
Fifty-nine percent of Americans say the United States is the No. 1 military power in the world, while most of the rest, 38%, say the U.S. is only one of several leading military powers. Further, over two-thirds say it is important that the U.S. be the world’s No. 1 military power. Gallup’s January update shows that satisfaction with the nation’s military strength and preparedness has actually dropped this year to 59%, the lowest level since the measure began in 2001. At one point in January 2003, still in the proximate aftermath of 9/11, 83% said they were satisfied.
Feeling of Well Being:
Seventy-nine percent of Americans in December said they were satisfied with their standard of living and 62% said it was getting better. That is substantially improved over the low point in November 2008 when 69% were satisfied and just 35% believed it was getting better. Of eight indicators of Americans’ financial health that Gallup tracks annually each April, retirement is at the top, with 60% saying they are very or moderately worried that they won’t have enough money for it. While this is down from 67% in 2012, it is still higher than the 52% to 54% range found in the early 2000s.
2 Party Affiliation:
Registered Democrats still dominate the political playing field with more than 42 million voters, compared to 30 million Republicans and 24 million independents. But Democrats have lost the most — 1.7 million, or 3.9%, from 2008.
Democratic registration has fared worse than Republicans in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — the eight swing states with party registration. Republican losses are biggest in Nevada, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
**** Additional Note:
The Founding Fathers did not originally intend for American politics to be partisan. In Federalist Papers No. 9 and No. 10, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, respectively, wrote specifically about the dangers of domestic political factions. In addition, the first President of the United States, George Washington, was not a member of any political party at the time of his election or throughout his tenure as president. Furthermore, he hoped that political parties would not be formed, fearing conflict and stagnation, as outlined in his Farewell Address.
Check the last set of statistics!!
The percentage of each past president’s cabinet… Who had worked in the private business sector…prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is; a real-life business…not a government job. Here are the percentages.
38% T. Roosevelt
40% Taft 52% Wilson 49% Harding 48% Coolidge 42% Hoover 50% F. D. Roosevelt 50% Truman 57% Eisenhower 30% Kennedy 47% Johnson 53% Nixon 42% Ford 32% Carter 56% Reagan 51% GH Bush 39% Clinton 55% GW Bush 8% Obama This helps explain the incompetence of this administration: ONLY 8% of them…have ever worked in private business! That’s right! Only eight percent—the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents!
And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And, when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers?
They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs. Or… As “community organizers.”
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery” –Winston Churchill