Top Facts: State Of The Union



Top Facts: State Of The Union

? Since the last SOTU, the economy has created 1.9 million private sector
jobs.

? The top 1 percent take home 24 percent of the nation?s income, up from
about 9 percent in 1976.

? Private sector job creation under Obama in 2011 was larger than seven
out of the eight years Bush was president.

? The top 1 percent of Americans own 40 percent of our country?s wealth
while the bottom 80 percent owns only 7 percent.

? Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 2.5 million young adults gained
health insurance.

? For every one job opening, there are four people looking for work.

? Last year, China spent 9 percent of its GDP on infrastructure. The U.S.
spent 2.5 percent.

? 2.65 million seniors saved an average of $569 on prescriptions last year
thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

? ?In 2011, the United States killed Al Qaeda?s most effective
propagandist, Anwar al-Awlaki; its operating chief, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman;
and of course its founder, chief executive and spiritual leader, Osama bin
Laden.?

? Union membership is at a 70-year low.

? Unemployment benefits have lifted 3.2 million people out of poverty.

? The United States used to have the world?s largest percentage of college
graduates. We?re now #14.

? One quarter of all contributions to federal campaigns come from 0.01
percent of Americans.

? 47.8 percent of households that receive food stamps are working, because
having a job is not enough to keep them out of poverty.

? In the last three years, 30 major corporations spent more on lobbying
than they paid in taxes.

? 50 percent of U.S. workers make less than $26,364 per year.

? More than one in 70 homes faced foreclosure last year.

? Since 1985, the federal tax rate for the 400 wealthiest Americans
dropped from 29 percent to 18 percent.


-- I don't remember who and don't give a shit; it's good stuff


Jerry

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