I'm not trying to start a war on this board. It is Sunday and until new news comes in it is my way of presenting something as a curiosity. Keep in mind the following information only includes the first 29 months. Current conditions are considerably worse.
After two years of Obama ... Here's your change!
Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S. $1.83 $3.44 84% 1
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel) $43..48 $99..02 127.7% 2
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel) $38..74 $91..38 135.9% 2
Gold: London (per troy oz.) $853.25 $1,369.50 60.5% 2
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL $3.56 $6.33 78.1% 2
Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL $9.66 $13..75 42.3% 2
Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob $13..37 $35..39 164.7% 2
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall 7.6% 9.4% 23.7% 3
Unemployment rate, blacks 12.6% 15.8% 25.4% 3
Number of unemployed 11,616,000 14,485,000 24.7% 3
Number of fed. Employees 2,779,000 2,840,000 2.2% 3
Real median household income $50,112 $49,777 -0.7% 4
Number of food stamp recipients 31,983,716 43,200,878 35.1% 5
Number of unemployment benefit recipients 7,526,598 9,193,838 22.2% 6
Number of long-term unemployed 2,600,000 6,400,000 146.2% 3
Poverty rate, individuals 13.2% 14.3% 8.3% 4
People in poverty in U.S. 39,800,000 43,600,000 9.5% 4
U.S.. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings 5 9 n/a 10
Present Situation Index 29.9 23.5 -21.4% 11
Failed banks 140 164 17.1% 12
U.S.. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate 89.76 82.03 -8.6% 2
U.S.. Money supply, M1, in billions 1,575.1 1,865.7 18.4% 13
U.S.. Money supply, M2, in billions 8,310.9 8,852.3 6.5% 13
National debt, in trillions $10..627 $14..052 32.2% 14
Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history.
Over 27 times as fast. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane.
27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH!
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor;
(7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC;
(13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury
I had 2 drops of Mohican in me but I bled once. Jacob Hostedler moved his family from Germany to upstate New York in 1751. They were in the process of raising a house for his 3rd son who had just married when the Mohicans attacked in 1756. The women and children were killed and the men were taken as slaves. Abraham Hostedler was the only one to make it back to European society in 1763. He and his Mohican wife lived on the fringes of society because of their mixed marriage. I grew up thinking my last name was Cherokee. It isn't.
Stop blaming this on children man--there ARE no children here.
STAND UP AND BE A MAN--STOP RECEIVING PAYMENTS FROM THE GOVERNMENT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A FULL MEMBER OF THE SOUIX NATION. Our country can no longer afford to spend money on unworthy causes.
Oh yea, I didn't look at your youtube rendition because its childish.
Those who believe they are of aboriginal descent can prove their ancestry by checking their ancestors marriage licenses. The USG did not allow States to give marriage licenses to mixed marriages, when the bride or groom was an aborigine until 1910.I chose to use aborigine, because it is the most correct term.
Your statement, "...you called me an evil hypocrital racist..."
I did not. You evaluated your personality and values based upon our conversation here and labeled yourself a hypocritical racist. Its a good feeling to be honest again--is it? You're getting there. But right now, if the shoe fits, wear it. You must change, one American, one by one.
If you accept money from the US Government just because you are a member of the Souix Nation--stop accepting this money now. You have to standup and be a man "for God's sake--stop relying on handouts!"
It must be nice BEING on the Doe (Welfare) not having to work! You are not by yourself. All those large corportations (Corporate Welfare), they are also guilty of Welfare. YES, I TELL THE TRUTH BECAUSE I AM HONEST AND TELL IT LIKE IT IS.
It all started with this:
"I have been stuck with the financial legacy of country for the last 60+ years."
Sounded like whining to me. I called you on it, and you called me an evil hypocrital racist. Then, I nearly died of boredom with your tired tripe.