Eighty percent (80%) of Likely U.S. Voters now say the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the short holiday week ending Thursday, December 22. But despite this, many of them still intend to vote for President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, in this year's Presidential election.
This may be because they agree with his failed policies, or perhaps because their shop stewards ordered them to vote for the President. In order to assist those who are unsure, I made a list of 50 good reasons why the nation desperately needs a change of leadership.
(each item is linked to a source)#1 Today, only 55.3 percent of all Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have jobs.
#2 There are 240 million working age people. Only about 140 million of them are working.
#3 According to the Huffington Post, one in five working age men have no job to go to.
#4 Only 23 percent of American companies plan to hire more employees in 2012.
#5 President Obama has added over $6 trillion to the National Debt in less than 4 years.
#6 Our National Debt is now at 100% of our GDP. This puts us in the same category as Greece.
#7 Since the year 2000, the United States has lost 10% of its middle class jobs.
#8 According to the New York Times, 100 million are either living in poverty or very close to it.
#9 According to the New York Times, 34 percent of all elderly Americans are living in poverty
#10 According to the New York Times, 39 percent of all children in America are living in poverty
#11 In 1984, the net worth of people 65 or more was 10 times larger than that of people 35 or less.
#12 Today the net worth of people 65 or more is 47 times larger than that of people 35 or less .
#13 Since 2000, income for people between 25 and 34 have fallen by about 12 percent
#14 The value of homes in the U.S. has declined from $22.7 trillion in 2006 to $16.2 trillion today.
#15 Since 1950, the population of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has declined by more than 50 percent.
#16 In Dayton, Ohio 18.9 percent of all houses now stand empty.
#17 Since 1971, consumer debt in the United States has increased by a whopping 1700%.
#18 The number of pages of federal tax rules has increased by 18,000% since 1913.
#19 The number of Americans that fell into poverty (2.6 million) set a new all-time record last year
#20 And extreme poverty (6.7%) is at the highest level ever measured in the United States.
#21 According to the Washington Times, the price of gas has doubled since Obama was elected.
#22 Since 1969 the wages earned by men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27%.
#23 America has lost an average of 15 manufacturing facilities a day over the last 10 years.
#24 But since Obama, 23 manufacturing facilities a day shut down in the United States.
#25 Back in 1980, less than 30% of all jobs in the United States were low income jobs.
#26 But today, more than 40% of all jobs in the United States are low income jobs.
#27 Obama gave half a billion tax dollars to Fisker cars, and they were recalled as safety hazards.
#28 Obama gave half a billion tax dollars to Solyndra to "create jobs," and they went bankrupt.
#29 Half of all American workers now earn $505 or less per week.
#30 Food prices continue to rise at a very brisk pace. The price of beef is up 9.8% over last year.
#31 President Obama promised to "not take one dime from lobbyists" but took $500,000!
#32 Attorney General Eric Holder authorized the sale of illegal weapons to Mexican drug lords.
#33 The price of eggs is up 10.2% over the past year and the
#34 The price of potatoes is up 12% over the past year.
#35 Electric bills in the USA have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for 5 years in a row.
#36 The average American household will have spent $4,155 on gasoline by the end of 2011.
#37 The rate of inflation in the USA is well over 10 percent if we measured it like we used to.
#38 The unemployment rate would be up to 11 percent if we measured it like we did in 2007.
#39 Total student loan debt in the USA will surpass the 1 trillion dollar during 2012.
#40 More than one out of every seven Americans is now on food stamps.
#41 And one out of every four American children is on food stamps at this point.
#42 Under Obama, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased by 14.3 million.
#43 In 2010, 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States were on food stamps.
#44 In 1970, 65 percent of all Americans lived in "middle class neighborhoods".
#45 By 2007, only 44 percent of all Americans lived in "middle class neighborhoods".
#46 One out of every three Americans that grew up in a middle class are no longer in it.
#47 Obama appointed a "CEO Compensation Czar" to end obscene bonuses for executives.
#48 Obama bailed out Citibank, and they promptly gave $5.3 billion in bonuses to their executives.
#49 The wealthiest 1% of all Americans have a greater net worth than the bottom 90% combined.
#50 The poorest 50% of Americans now collectively own just 2.5% of all the wealth in the USA.