I came back to this blog yesterday for the first time in about six months and I am so glad to see that nothing ever changes here.
Politics as usual.
Guess who this for!
So the thing about these fun facts is this.. most of the numbers are inconsequential. Most are.
The Current National Debt After Five Years Of State Of The Union Promises To Tackle The Problem. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/24/14)
Added To The National Debt Despite Obama’s Declaration In His 2009 Address To Congress That He Didn’t Want To Leave “A Mountain Of Debt.” (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/24/14; President Barack Obama, Remarks by The President In State Of The Union Address , Washington, D.C., 1/27/10)
The Amount Of Debt That Obama Once Called “Irresponsible” And “Unpatriotic.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Fargo, ND, 7/3/08)
Cost Of ObamaCare’s Coverage Provisions From 2014 To 2023. (CBO, 7/30/13)
These numbers do not really matter. The rhetoric attached to the amount of debt from the senator Obama is basically rhetoric.
The reason these numbers do not matter is because of the current economic system in the world. A good book to read is "Secrets of the Federal Reserve" by Eustice Mulins
The book kind of outlines how the federal reserve was set up and how currencies have value.
now the numbers that really matter big time are....
The Total Student Debt Held By Americans. (Josh Mitchell, “Student-Loan Debt Slows Recovery,” The Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics, 12/30/13)
This is bad and our entire education system needs an overhaul. The current administration has taken some steps but nowhere near enough to fix this problem.
The Number Of People Unemployed At The End Of Obama’s Fifth Year As President. (BLS, 1/24/14)
Another number that does not bode well for the country as a whole. I have to believe this stems from a bad education system though and help with one would lead to fixing the other
47. 6 Million:
Americans Receiving Food Stamps In 2013. (Department Of Agriculture, Accessed 1/24/14)
Americans Living In Poverty – A Record Number – Despite Obama Calling Income Inequality “The Defining Issue Of Our Time” In His 2012 State Of the Union Address. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/24/13)
The Number Of Americans That Have Joined The Food Stamp Program Since Obama Took Office. (Department Of Agriculture, 1/24/14)
These numbers also matter big time and are more thank likely caused by no jobs which are more than likely caused by a bad education system
So in short education is key to individual and group prosperity.
shannalet, I don't know who you are and that really does not matter. Your comment above is the most intelligent comment I've seen on this site since I started observing the Coastal Courier Opinion/blog site.
Thank you and you bring a refreshing perspective to this site.
@jimmymack I am a big proponent for a proper education. That being said (and I hate to say it but) the current education system is an education but often falls short of proper. Now, kids should stay in school, but kids and adults should always learn. I am not looking for anyone's praise. I would also like to point out that timeontarget is not in totally bad company when it comes to high school dropouts Do you know what Tumblr is? Have you heard on Virgin Air? Both CEO's and founders were high school dropouts
For most a high school education is their path however for some this is not.
"A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others." -- Ching-Ning Chu
As far as fence sitting goes...
when it comes to something like current economic policies, there really isn't a fence to sit on.
I mean and we are now coming full circle but most of these numbers are inconsequential. What really matters is that we have an educated and working public who are not starving.