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Published: Wednesday, July 4 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Here are reasons to mourn for Americas future.

- Most Americans know much more about Kim Kardashian than they do about the Federal Reserve.

- Many young people in America are willing to wait in line to pay a 400% markup on new Kanye West sneakers, but most of those same young people cannot even tell you how many members of Congress there are.

- A recent survey found that 61 percent of all Americans believe that “paying your fair share of taxes” is being patriotic.

-We have a Supreme Court that appears to have very little respect for the U.S. Constitution.

American children today are very spoiled, very undisciplined and most of them wouldn’t know a day of hard work if it came up and bit them on the behind.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

more reasons to mourn.

-Today, approximately 25 million American adults are still living with their parents.

-Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese. Mexico is in second place.

-The United States leads the world in credit card fraud.

-One recent poll found that only 70 percent of Americans agree with the Declaration of Independence.

-Incredibly, 85 percent of the stuff sold at the biggest retailer in the United States is made outside of the country.

-The United States has the most lawyers per capita in the entire world

-Approximately 50 million babies have been slaughtered in hospitals and abortion clinics in America since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

-Americans take more prescription drugs than anyone else on the planet.

-The U.S. healthcare system is a complete and total mess, and now Obamacare is going to make things much, much worse.

-More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in America than anywhere else on earth.

-Our public schools have become horribly repressive indoctrination centers.

-The United States produces more pornography by far than any other nation in the world does.

-The United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a very wide margin.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Even more reasons to mourn for America.

-American families are rapidly getting poorer. According to the Federal Reserve, the median net worth of families in the United States declined “from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010“.

-According to one study, one out of every four teen girls in the United States has at least one sexually transmitted disease.

-The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire globe.

-The United States leads the world in eating disorder deaths.

-Nobody has more airport security thugs groping women and children than America does.

- Many Republicans still believe that George W. Bush was a “conservative” and that he was a “good president”.

-The Obama administration is considering plans to unilaterally slash the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal by up to 80 percent.

-The United States has the most complicated tax system on the entire planet.


Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Even more reasons to mourn for America for what it's become.

-The United States exports more arms to other countries than anyone else in the world.

-The United States has the highest child abuse death rate on the entire globe.

-Some schools in America have decided to start using RFID tracking chips to monitor the movement of their students.

-Society is starting to collapse all around us and it seems like the number of psychos in America is multiplying.

-The poverty rate for children living in the United States is now 22 percent.

- Nobody in the world gets more plastic surgery done than Americans do

-The U.S. government wastes more money than any other government on earth does by far.

- Today, the United States actually has a higher percentage of workers doing low wage work than any other major industrialized nation does.

-America has pushed God out of every corner of public life and now we are really starting to really feel the consequences of that.

-There is more hate and division in America today than at any other time in recent memory.

So what do you think about the current state of America?

Durham, NC

"The U.S. government wastes more money than any other government on earth does by far"

I get your rant, and some of the points are valid. But how do you quantify comments like the one above? Do you have a source for this other than a deep opinion?

What worries me most is a bunch of Americans who sit around and feel that they are better than their fellow Americans for what ever reason. And they come up with stuff like "RFID chipping students" as somehow a likely event to justify their comments. RFID tracking equipment is hugely expensive, and there is no practical way to use this technology on people. I scares me that some want to see the negative so badly, that they will believe anything negative they can read.

Yes, we have issues. But so does every other place. We are a country of 300+ million people, and in that large of a sampling you will find what ever it is you like. But as a country, we still enjoy freedoms beyond anything any previous generation enjoyed.

Its all a matter of perspective.

And Yes - Unemployment will be a generational issue in a global economy.

Salt Lake City, UT

Re UtahBlueDevil: Of course, the US government wastes more money than any government on earth because it spends by far the most money. Even if the governments programs are very efficient and effective this would be so simply because of the amount of money involved. However, the article and the economists are very misleading in this poll report, because while 5 to 6% is considered "normal", the economy at this point in the recovery unemployment has to be below that point in order to accomplish that average. If the rate merely gets to 5% and then the next cyclical downturn comes and it returns to 8 to 9 percent the "norm" will never be accomplish on average over time. This is simply a statistical fact. So, given the recession ended about 24 months ago and on average they occur every 60 months, the hope that unemployment will be lower in 2015 to 2016 seems to be just that a hope because no reasonable economist can see how lower unemployment can happen with the current policies in place in the near term.

Durham, NC

"This is simply a statistical fact."


It depends on what your sampling period is. If it is 4 or 5 year... yes, you may be right. But if you stretch it to historical levels 20,40, 80 or even 100 years... you mean or average will be softened by the number of data points you use.

"the hope that unemployment will be lower in 2015 to 2016 seems to be just that a hope because no reasonable economist can see how lower unemployment can happen with the current policies in place in the near term."

Interesting quote by the head of Deloitte LLC the other day. He says the biggest issue with companies investing heavily in the American economy is that politics here has become too volatile. He continued that the economy and jobs are bipartisan issues - nothing can be achieve without a consensus solution. Otherwise policy will continue to shift with the ebb and flows of each individual election - which in turn create uncertainty and doubt - which itself is a disincentive for companies to invest. It ins't a republican solution or democrat solution markets are looking for. It is a bipartisan approach.. which isn't happening.

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