Our economy is in dire trouble. Here are seven facts, not Republican facts, not Democrat "facts," just facts, which should give everyone who gives a darn about the future of our Republic pause.
Compare these changes for the last year of the Bush presidency 2008 versus the last full year of the Obama presidency 2013:
Full time workers: 120 million vs. 116 million
Workforce participation: 66% vs. 63.2%
Home ownership: 70% vs. 62%
Median income: $55,484 vs. $52,098
Poverty rate: 13% vs. 15%
People on food stamps: 31.6 million vs. 47.8 million
Debt-to-GDP: 64.8% vs. 101.6%
This isn’t about blame – it’s about doing what works. Freedom and opportunity – that is what made America a great nation.
Instead of pretending America’s been doing it wrong and needs “fundamental transformation,” let’s get back to what it did right to become an economic powerhouse with a world of opportunity for every American.
These are truths. There is no getting around the fact that we are heading for disaster if something isn't done, and fast. We simply have to clean out as much of the liberal vermin as possible this November.
***Muslim brotherhood launches U.S. political party. If that didn't give you chills, you're not awake.
***War on Women? 180,000 more women unemployed in March. Sure, they'll try to blame Republicans, but on what basis I can't imagine. Democrats have had majority power since 2006.
***We had an absolutely wonderful time yesterday. Had a cookout here in honor of Amy, Eddie, Zach, and Olivia, my niece and her family who are up from Kentucky for a visit. It was so nice to have everyone together! Well, except for one brother and his wife, who weren't here. I was really pooped out last night, but it was worth it. :-) Gotta stay home from church today and work all day long to catch up, but again, it was worth it!
***The story behind Charlie Daniels' song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." By the way, I love it!
***Putting down your credit card for good. Good advice. We learned the hard way what a black hole credit card debt is. We've about crawled out of it, but it has been a long, hard road. Don't do it.
What if I told you there is a way you can save your family twenty percent whether you are shopping at the grocery store or the mall -- guaranteed? You’d be surprised, right? Well the reality is that most people who use cash only in their transactions spend 20 percent less than people who pay via credit cards, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
But how do you do it and just how difficult is it to dump the cards and pay in cash? That's the question we're asking viewers this week as we launch The Willis Report Cash Challenge. In the wake of the credit card breaches at retailers across the country, many of our viewers have been asking questions about just how hard it is to convert to paper (cash) over plastic (credit cards).
Read the rest. It is most definitely true that you will spend more if you're going to use your credit card to pay than you will if you're using cash or your debit card.
***It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. ~~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee
***Have a great day!