Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Disturbing Report: 15 Statistics Which Prove That The US Economy Is In Much Worse Shape Than Most Americans Think!

The United States of America is a mess.   That once great nation that was the shining light that all nations would marvel and try to emulate is now a shadow of its former glory.   The American economy is creeping ever closer to total collapse, with countless Americans now out of work, many homeless, and a further many living in the streets of that once great nation. The American nation is coming apart at the seems, while the Israeli slave American government ignores the plight of their own constituents and instead works feverishly in trying to get US citizens embroiled in a new war for Israel's glory... This time against Iran!    It is sickening to behold, indeed!

For this article, I want to present the following report from the website: "The American Dream" at, entitled: "15 Statistics Which Prove That The US Economy Is In Much Worse Shape Than Most Americans Think".   It gives damning and disturbing evidence on how the United States is at almost the point of "no return" economically!  I do have some comments to follow:

15 Statistics Which Prove That The U.S. Economy Is In Much Worse Shape Than Most Americans Think

Yes, most Americans realize that the economy is not doing well right now, but most of them also believe that this is just a "temporary" downturn.  The mainstream media tells us over and over that a "recovery" has either already begun or that one is right around the corner.  Sadly, the truth is that the U.S. economy is in much worse shape than most Americans think.  Yes, there will be economic "peaks and valleys" as we move along, but it is absolutely imperative that all of us understand that we are in the middle of a long-term economic decline that has been caused by decades of horrendous decisions. 

Thousands of businesses and millions of jobs have left the country and they aren't coming back.  Last year, 23 manufacturing facilities a day were shut down in the United States and we have lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.  Without enough good jobs to go around, millions of American families have lost their homes and millions of American families have been pushed into poverty.  Less good jobs also means that there are less people to pay the taxes we need to keep government services going.  Government debt at the local, state and federal levels has exploded as the tax base has dwindled.  We have become a nation that is very good at consuming wealth but that is not very good at creating wealth.  Just "tweaking" a couple of things here or there is not going to get our economy back "on track".  We need fundamental changes to the way that we are doing things, and there are currently no signs that this kind of change is going to happen any time soon.

But many Americans don't even realize what is happening.  As I wrote about recently, Americans are increasingly being segregated by income.  If you live in a "good neighborhood", there is a decent chance that you might not know anyone that is having financial problems right now.  If you live in a "bad neighborhood", it might feel like you are living in the middle of the Great Depression.

We live such insulated lives today.  We all get into our cars, go to work, get back into our cars, drive to the store, get back into our cars and drive home.  For most of us, interactions with other human beings are fairly limited.  Our perception of what is going on "in the real world" is greatly shaped by what the mainstream media tells us.

And the mainstream is constantly telling us that everything is going to be okay.

But is that the truth?

The following are 15 statistics which prove that the U.S. economy is in much worse shape than most Americans think....

#1 According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, America has lost an average of 15 manufacturing facilities a day over the last 10 years.

#2 Sadly, it looks like this trend is picking up momentum.  During 2010, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities a day closed down in the United States.

#3 Since 2001, the U.S. has lost a total of more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities.

#4 There are way too few jobs and this is leaving a lot of people out in the cold.  The average amount of time that a worker stays unemployed in the United States is now a whopping 39 weeks.

#5 Only 48 percent of all unemployed Americans are currently getting unemployment checks from the government.  Early last year, that number was at 75 percent.

#6 There doesn't seem to be much hope that the job market will improve significantly any time soon.  One recent survey found that 77 percent of all U.S. small businesses do not plans to hire any more workers.

#7 Without enough good jobs to go around, millions of Americans are losing their homes.  Over the past four years, more than 100,000 homes in Las Vegas alone have been lost to foreclosure.

#8 As the economy struggles, new home sales continue to suffer as well.  In fact, new home construction is poised to set a brand new all-time record low in 2011.

#9 As family budgets get tighter, Americans are saving less money and a significant percentage of them say that they have no extra money left to spend at this point.  The savings rate in the United States in September was the lowest that it has been since December 2007, and according to one recent survey one-third of all Americans say that they have absolutely no spare cash to spend on anything right now.

#10 According to one recent survey, one out of every three Americans would not be able to make a mortgage or rent payment next month if they suddenly lost their current job.

#11 If you can believe it, extreme poverty is now at the highest level that the U.S. government has ever recorded.  Today, more than one out of every seven Americans is living in poverty and more than 20 million of them are considered to be living in extreme poverty.

#12 State and local governments all over the country have gotten into massive debt problems.  At this point, the municipal bond market in the United States is coming apart at the seams.  The following is a brief excerpt from a recent article that appeared on

Moody’s Credit Rating Service just announced the ominous trend that credit quality in the municipal bond market is falling at the fastest rate since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Data released showed that 5.3 times as many municipal bonds were credit downgraded over the three last months than were upgraded.

#13 Today, more Americans than ever are relying on the government in order to survive.  A staggering 48.5% of all Americans live in a household that receives some form of government benefits.  Back in 1983, that number was below 30 percent.

#14 Young people in particular have been hit really hard by this economy.  If you can believe it, 37 percent of all U.S. households that are led by someone under the age of 35 have a net worth of zero or less than zero.

#15 The "wealth gap" between older Americans and younger Americans continues to grow.  According to an analysis of Census Bureau data done by the Pew Research Center, the median net worth for households led by someone 65 years of age or older is 47 times greater than the median net worth for households led by someone under the age of 35.

If you are doing good in the economy, you should be very thankful because there are tens of millions of Americans out there that are deeply, deeply suffering.

Most Americans understand that something is wrong with this country.  According to a recent Fox News poll, 76 percent of all Americans are "dissatisfied with how things are going in the country".  At the beginning of this year, that number was only at 61 percent.

So obviously frustration is rising and a lot of Americans are extremely pessimistic right now.  But most of them also believe that things will get better soon if only they vote the "correct" politician into office.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that you have the answer to the economic problems facing this country?

If so, please feel free to leave your "economic plan" in the comments section below....

NTS Notes:  The last comment in this American Dream article asks for solutions for the present American crisis... I can think of a few:

(1) End the Federal Reserve System immediately.   The Federal Reserve System in the United States is as federal as Federal Express and is owned NOT by the US Government but is entirely a Jewish controlled private banking consortium that prints money out of thin air and lends this phony money to the US Government at interest!   That accrued interest DEBT over the last 98 years of the existence of this crooked outfit now sits at over 15 TRILLION dollars (at least), and must be immediately retired!

(2) End the DEBT!....  The present American debt is a total fraud and is owed to criminal bankers who created the mess that the United States of America is presently suffering from in the first place.

(3) Pass a law that prohibits the printing and issuance of money by any private bank, period and for all time.   And incorporate into this law that all money is to be printed and issued ONLY by the US Government itself absolutely INTEREST FREE!

(4) Outlaw the criminal Income Tax system and ban the IRS.   Again, the IRS is absolutely not a government entity but run by private interests.   It is also a fact that the 16th amendment to the US constitution that would have made Income Taxation legal was NEVER ratified.  Therefore, NOBODY in the United States today has to pay any federal Income Tax.   Outlawing the IRS would instantly free up billions of dollars to US citizens that could be used to fuel a revitalized economy!

(5) Stop the off-shoring of manufacturing jobs immediately, and bring back a tariff system.   The so called Free trade agreements between the United States and other nations are a fraud which brought about the sending of manufacturing jobs overseas.   That must be ended to force corporations to manufacture goods in America for Americans, and thus bring manufacturing jobs back to Americans!

(6) End all wars, bring the troops home, and absolutely cut the grotesque US military budget.    This would end the multi-billion dollar drain on the US citizens and hopefully put the money spent on foreign wars and military hardware to instead help rebuild American industries and infrastructure.

(7) STOP all so called "aid" to the criminal state of Israel.   Americans are starving on the streets while their slave government obediently sends at least 3 BILLION dollars in so called "aid" to that criminal nation.   Since Israel possesses nuclear weapons, they are in clear violation of the 1977 Symington Agreement that bans any aid to a nation that is not a signor of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  Israel has never signed that treaty, and therefore all that the US Government has to do is finally enforce the Symington Agreement and all aid ends immediately!

(8) End ALL illegal immigration and send all illegal immigrants back to their nation of origin.   America's borders have been wide open for too long for these people to illegally come in and bleed social programs to death!   Some may call this one harsh, but is there any other real choice?

(9) End ALL "Dual Citizenship" in America... Either the people make the choice that they stand behind their country as Americans, or they can leave!   Many of these so called "dual citizens" in America today have absolutely NO allegiance to the US and must be thrown out of the country immediately.

There... 9 key answers to the last question asked in the American Dream article about coming up with a real economic plan.  It may not be perfect, but this list is much better than the alternative for America, which is total economic collapse and destruction of that once great nation once and for all.

More to come



Anonymous said...

NTS, all of your suggestions are logical, no argument with them. It will never happen for it is not Americans who run their country through a representative government, now. America has had a criminal government for years, one with no intention of taking care of the welfare of ONLY Americans. America has been cannablized by the wealth grabbers, war makers, and Israel as has been noted in other articles you have posted. America is run by and for those with the total power of control. America is a destroyed country and the Marxist agenda now being foisted on it will only completely enslave it, not save it. I note there is beginning a pervasive brain-washing agenda being used, one put into this article. That is that the older Americans are a PROBLEM for younger Americans, depriving them of their "rightful" financial benefits.Clever way to create resentment. Therefore, something has to be done to take from the older to give to the younger-- Marxist re-distribution, or worse, let the older die. The older Americans have been the working generations when jobs could be had. Older Americans HAD TO pay Social Security taxes for their future. They also saved on their own, if possible. So now many older Americans have income and property. The younger Americans have been deprived of jobs because the criminal government encouraged off-shoring of manufacturing and now almost all jobs. No jobs, or poor paying jobs equals little income and few if any assets. Another problem is that the younger generations were lured into charge-card debts (also education debt), buying instead of saving, planning for good jobs to pay the debts off. My point being that the resentment and covetousness being propagandized in the young against the old is being pushed so that the real culprit can be ignored, which is the criminal US goverment leadership that has enabled the disaster America has become. Except for the wealthy power holders, poverty is the intended status quo for all Americans. Equalization of poverty except for those who will be deemed "more equal than others." And in Marxist Socialism in America, there will be many willing to oppress others, or to deprive others, to get a better deal.

Anonymous said...

I can do it in three
1 End the fed (wich will elimnate the need for the IRS and the wars)
2 Return corporations to non person status pre 1896
3 re establish the original 14th amendment.

Lone Wolf said...

Excellent solutions Northern. I agree 100%. One thing I might add in order to get politicians to accomplish these goals is that integrity has to be restored to the voting process. As of now, it is rigged with the electronic "voting" machines selecting the candidates the powers-that-be wish.

By the way, you may have already seen this on my blog, but if not...Rufus of "News from Atlantis" has started a new message board forum dedicated to complete freedom of speech. Would love to have you join the forum if you are interested.


Lone Wolf said...

Excellent, I see you have joined Northern.

I sent you a private message on the forum, but will pass it along here just so you may not miss it.

Hopefully the forum can develop into something useful as we gain membership. As Rufus has made me a site administrator, let me know if you have any suggestions for the forum. If you like, I could talk to Rufus about making you a site administrator as well.

Keep up the excellent work on your blog, by the way.