Friday, October 15, 2010

Fun Facts About The "System"

This Trailer makes me laugh every time---- >

1. The U.S. Is a free-market economy that favors Capitalism (supposedly)

2. According to a new report based on U.S. Census Bureau data, only 26 percent of American teens between the ages of 16 and 19 had jobs in late 2009 which represents a record low since statistics began to be kept back in 1948.

3.If you only make the minimum payment each and every time, a $6,000 credit card bill can end up costing you over $30,000 (depending on the interest rate).

4.According to economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, two-thirds of income increases in the U.S. between 2002 and 2007 went to the wealthiest 1% of all Americans.
5.U.S. law enforcement authorities claim that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs inside the country. These 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the crimes committed in the United States each year.

6.Phoenix, Arizona features an astounding annual car theft rate of 57,000 vehicles and has become the new “Car Theft Capital of the World”.

7.39.68 million Americans are now on food stamps, which represents a new all-time record. But things look like they are going to get even worse. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting that enrollment in the food stamp program will exceed 43 million Americans in 2011.

8.For the first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together.

9.More than 40% of those employed in the United States are now working in low-wage service jobs.

10.In fact, if you spent one million dollars every single day since the birth of Christ, you still would not have spent one trillion dollars by now.

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