23 Questions

In Article 30 – which we posted on December 7th – we asked 23 questions relating to the effect joblessness had upon Americans. Here are further statistics that have been provided by those who publish “The Economic Collapse Blog”.

Did you know that:

– In December 2008, 31.6 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, a new all-time record of 47.7 million Americans are on food stamps. That number has increased by more than 50% over the past four years, and yet the mainstream media still has the gall to insist that “things are getting better”.

– Back in the 70s, about one in every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Today, about one in every 6.5 Americans is on food stamps.

– For the first time ever, more than a million public school students in the U.S. are homeless. That number has risen by 57% since the 2006-2007 school year.

– Median household income in the U.S. has fallen for four consecutive years. Overall, it has declined by some $ 4,000 during that time span.

– When you total up all working age Americans that do not have a job in America today, it comes to more than 100 million.

– According to one survey, 77% of all Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time.

– Back in 1950, more than 80% of all men in the U.S. had jobs. Today, less than 65% of all men in the U.S. have jobs.

– Approximately one out of every four American workers make $ 10 an hour or less.

– More than half of all Americans are now at least partially financially dependent on the government.

– 53% of all Americans with a bachelor’s degree under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed last year.

– 40% of all Americans have $ 500 or less in savings, and 28% of all Americans do not have a single penny saved for emergencies.

[Still believe the mainstream media “talking heads” who still insist that “things are getting better”?]