According to the latest available data, “46.2 million people in the United States were in poverty and the nation’s official poverty rate was 15.1%. This was the fourth consecutive annual increase and the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published.” (The picture at the top is a visual picture of what the national debt looks like. The “stack” is a stack of money in the amount of $15 trillion dollars in $100 bills.)
When I checked the US National Debt Clock, our debt was $15,785,574,388,073.04 and rising. Since September of 2007, the national debt has continued to increase an average of
$3.91 billion per day!
In the midst of all this trouble, the democrats and republicans plan on spending in access of $2 billion dollars on this year’s presidential election; and that does not include all the money that Political Action Committees (PACs) will spend.
I am convinced that right now, at this moment, the greatest injustice going on in the United States is the amount of money wasted on elections during a time when so many people are hurting!
How can anyone rationalize spending billions of dollars on a campaign during these difficult economic times?
They can’t, and that is why I believe both the republicans and democrats are totally corrupt and totally out of touch with the people.