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16 Facts That Prove That America Is In Deep, Deep Trouble

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Is this the generation that is going to witness the end of America? If our country stays on the path that it is currently on, it is very difficult to see how we are possibly going to make it. Throughout human history every great society has eventually entered a period of decline, and sadly that is happening to us as well. My hope is that we can wake the American people up while there is still time, and that we can return to the values and the principles that this nation was originally founded upon. Below are 16 facts that prove that America is in deep, deep trouble. Many of these numbers come from my new book, and many of them seem almost too crazy to believe…

 

#1 When Ronald Reagan won his first election, the U.S. national debt was less than one trillion dollars. When Barack Obama entered the White House it was sitting at 10.6 trillion dollars, when the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2010 it was about 14 trillion dollars, and now we have nearly reached the 20 trillion dollar mark. We have been stealing money from our children and our grandchildren at the rate of more than 100 million dollars an hour, and yet most Americans don’t seem to care that we are rapidly bankrupting our nation.

#2 In 1956, approximately 5 percent of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. Today, things have obviously changed tremendously. 2008 was the very first year in United States history when 40 percent of all babies were born to unmarried mothers, and we have now stayed at that level for eight straight years.

#3 In the early 1970s, well over 60 percent of all Americans were considered to be “middle class”, but in 2015 that number dipped below 50 percent for the first time ever.

#4 In 2001, nearly 16 million Americans could not afford the homes that they were currently living in, but by 2015 that number had more than doubled.

#5 Our system of public education is a complete mess. A study of Millennials in 22 major industrialized nations conducted by the Educational Testing Service found that only two countries were worse when it comes to literacy proficiency, and we were dead last when it comes to math.

#6 In the early 1970s, 70 percent of all men in the United States from the age of 20 to the age of 39 were married, but today that number has fallen to just 35 percent. Instead of getting married and starting families, a lot of our young men are still living at home with their parents. Today, 35 percent of all young men from the age of 21 to the age of 30 “are living at home with their parents or a close relative”.

#7 Many Americans don’t realize this, but the United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet. But we actually have an even bigger problem with legal drugs. According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and an astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#8 According to the CDC, 110 million Americans currently have a sexually transmitted disease, and there are approximately 20 million new STD cases in the United States every single year.

#9 Thanks to decades of unchecked illegal immigration, membership in criminal gangs has absolutely exploded all over the country. Today there are 150,000 gang members living in the city of Chicago, and they outnumber the police by more than a 10 to 1 margin.

#10 Today there are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. Addiction to these websites has become a major national crisis, and yet very little is being done. One major survey found that 64 percent of all Christian men in America view “adult material” at least once a month, and a different major survey found that 68 percent of all Christian men in America view “adult material” on a “regular basis”.

#11 When a federal income tax was introduced in 1913, it was fairly simple and most taxpayers were taxed at a rate of just one percent. Today, the tax code is more than 2 million words long and the regulations are more than 7 million words long.

#12 Our government continues to waste money in absolutely insane ways. For example, the U.S. military actually spends 42 million dollars a year on Viagra.

#13 We are an extremely, extremely unhappy nation. If you can believe it, doctors in the United States write more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants each year.

#14 In 2007, 54 percent of all Americans were opposed to gay marriage and only 37 percent wanted it to be legalized. Today, 62 percent of all Americans support gay marriage and only 32 percent are still against it.

#15 The average rate of economic growth over the past 10 years has been exactly equal to the average rate that the U.S. economy grew during the 1930s. I was stunned when I discovered that the U.S. economy had only grown at an average yearly rate of just 1.33 percent over the past 10 years, and that is the exact same average yearly rate that the U.S. economy grew during the decade of the 1930s.

#16 Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, nearly 60 million American children have been murdered in America’s abortion mills. Sadly, the number of children that are aborted each day in this country is roughly equal to the number of Americans that lost their lives on 9/11. If we do not put an end to this, there isn’t going to be any sort of a future for this nation.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

 

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  • Rebuy

    Very sad stuff.

  • Old Lady

    I liken the present American condition to the last voyage of the Titanic! And it is not the fault of the present President! All this Hell we find ourselves in has been coming over a period of years. If we, the people, do not wake up and get behind this President, America will destroy itself!

  • ECwashr

    This is what happens after years of Liberals being in charge. Obama’s motto for 8 long years? “Steer toward the iceburg, TOWARD the iceburg”!!! Liberalism must be defeated!!!

  • Jeri Brace

    sadly to say I think you are spot on. problem is this nation is too deeply divided and can’t see the hell coming if we don’t unite behind this president.

  • Bostonterrier97

    1.) – yes. Eventually the total debt will exceed the GDP, and every year a greater percentage, than the previous year, of the Federal Budget is allocated to servicing past debt. Eventually it makes more sense to a government to inflate its way out of debt. Inflation is another form of taxation, it also hits retirees and people who have saved particularly hard.

    2.) – Johnson’s War on Poverty combined with Nixon’s War on Drugs ravaged black communities. Later on the effects of no fault divorce, birth control pill, abortion, and Clinton’s Violence Against Women Act whereby the state goes after ex-husbands to collect alimony and child support, created a system of incentives for people to have babies out of wedlock as well as encouraging wives to initiate divorces. The clear bias of the laws and the family courts coupled with collecting and sharing information on the internet has woken men up to the money making scam that was being perpetrated on them, that marriage has become. Women practice hypergamy, and the family courts favor the lower earning spouse particularly if it is a woman. 90% of all custody cases primary custody is awarded to the mother and the father is required to pay child support. Rampant cases of paternity fraud and the law stipulating that the man named on the birth certificate must pay child support even if he has proven that genetically he is not the father of the child, coupled with the man who is paying child support has to pay taxes on the money and the recipient doesn’t, and that there is zero oversight on how child support money is spent, and that many states award lifetime alimony with zero reduction in alimony payments even if the man needs to retire, has all combined to result in a decline in marriages. On the female end of things (women practice hypergamy), the ratio of women to men in colleges is now 60% to 40%, and most blue collar jobs that paid a livable wage have been outsourced has resulted in an ever shrinking pool of “eligible” (makes more money than she does) pool of bachelors for dating and for marriage. In short due to the system…it makes ZERO sense for a man to marry even if he impregnated his girlfriend (he is still on the hook for Child Support) but with marriage followed by divorce he is at risk of losing at least half of everything he ever worked for plus paying life time alimony and in many cases her legal costs even though she was the one who initiated the divorce. So naturally…there is a decline in the number of marriages. And any many with a brain would avoid getting married like the plague it has become.

    3.) “free trade” does not equal “fair trade”. Jobs have been outsourced. Starting with Blue Collar manufacturing jobs, now it has become lots of white collar jobs being outsourced as well. So yes…the middle class shrank. A country’s real wealth is its manufacturing base: its ability to produce products and sell them. The manufacturing industrial sector has been obliterated, replaced with part time minimum wage jobs in the service sector. This has resulted in a decline in Tax Revenues for Federal and State governments.

    4.) see (3.) No money = No house

    5.) An ignorant population is easier to control and fool with propaganda than an educated one that is capable of critical thinking and individual research.

    6.) see (2.) – A man has to be both blind drunk and crazy to marry with today’s system.

    7.) Prescription drug use…a good portion of it has increased due to an increase in the average age of the population. Older people will take more prescription medication for Chlorestorol, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, etc. Also technology has improved and doctors have a greater ability to diagnose illnesses and combat them with medications. As for illegal drugs – they should be legalized. Much of the per capita homicide rate is due to one gang killing off members of another gang as they fight over turf to sell drugs…

    8.) see – (2.) No fault divorce, Single Mothers, Birth Control, Generous Welfare all contribute to sex outside of marriage.

    9.) see – (7.) Legalize all drugs, prostitution, and gambling and their will be a huge drop in gang related activity and crime. Yes, it’s that simple. It won’t eliminate it crime but it would greatly reduce it.

    10.) No answer on this one. Also not a Christian and I don’t really care about Christians.

    11.) The amendment allowing Income Tax needs to be repealed with another constitutional amendment. This would result in a smaller government and fewer societal problems caused by large government run programs.

    12.) see – (11.) – More Tax Revenues = Bigger Government = More Waste and Fraud.

    13.) much of depression is tied to life events that occurred to a person. Many (but not all) of these events are economic and societal. (losing one’s career, house, lifesavings, failure of marriage, high taxes and cost of living, crime) many of these can be tied to the above points. There will always be unhappiness. But many of the external causes for many people can be reduced.

    14.) Cultural War that has been won through propaganda. Societies and cultures change over time. In this case the changes have been very rapid to the point of creating systemic cultural shock to older generations. Behaviors that were considered to be unusual and offensive and wrong in the past are now encouraged and touted as normal. I have no answer on this. I do know that we should try to treat people as humanely as possible without harming either them or damaging society.

    15.) see (3.) also automation and Artificial Intelligence and other rapid changes in technology are causing the loss of jobs that paid a livable wage, combined with ever increasing taxes, and the federal debt.

    16.) Roe v. Wade was a flawed decision based upon the 4th and 9th amendments and “Due Process” (what about “due process” for an innocent unborn child?). My only answer is this – Abortions should only be performed when the mother’s life is in imminent danger, victims of incest, and possibly for rape victims (solid evidence showing that they were raped). Otherwise the baby can be put up for adoption. There are many couples who can’t have children but who want to adopt one.