Here are some basic economic numbers as we now enter the sixth year of President Barack Obama being in office. These numbers are just more proof of how big government is the wrong path for the United States of America.
The US National Debt has risen from $10.6 trillion to a whopping $17.3 trillion currently. President Obama has added more to the national debt than any other American President in history. I think there was a time when Obama was running for his first term as President when he said a $9 trillion debt was "Un-American". Yet it is almost doubled under him......
The United States poverty rate has risen to 15%.
American household incomes have fallen $3,800 per home. A decrease of 7% from when Obama took office.
A ridiculous 47.4 million Americans now receive food stamps. A rise of almost 50% under Obama's socialist policies.
Unemployment benefits have been increased to almost 2 years in length. Is 99 weeks not enough time to go get a job? Seriously. I drive down the street here and see 5 hiring signs a day. Get off the couch and go get a job! The problem is that the current policies allow people to be rewarded for sitting on the couch doing nothing. Collect an unemployment check. Collect food stamps. Sit on the porch and wait for the mail to arrive.
It is really sad what our country is being allowed to slip into. The United States was built on people "doing". Earn your way. Make your life. Now we are breeding a society where one can sit at home and wait for the government to send them assistance.