Does America have problems?

Please consider some of these random facts before answering.


  1. Fourteen percent of the US population participates in the food stamp program
  2. Over thirty-five percent of Americans are on some form of means tested welfare
  3. A violent crime occurs every 26 seconds in America
  4. Income level at which a typical family of four will owe no income taxes is up to $50,250
  5. Certificate of Deposit (CD) Rate for a 6 Month CD in 2015 are down to 0.85 %
  6. The total number of Business and Nonbusiness bankruptcy filings in 2014 was 936,795
  7. Average credit card debt per household is now $15,799 and the percentage of consumers that carried an unpaid balance in the past 12 months was 56%
  8. In the countries Ranked by Average IQ the United States is in 19th place
  9. The total number of high school dropouts annually in the US is 3,030,000
  10. Percent of US high school graduates who can’t read is 19 %
  11. The Percent of adult U.S. population that is overweight 68 % and the percent of adult U.S. population that is obese is 34 %
  12. The Average Yearly Salary of a Federal worker is $68,691 and their Average Yearly Health, Pension and Benefits is $41,785

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