It doesn’t take a genius to see that our country has some potentially fatal problems. A Rasmussen Reports survey released on February 29 showed that only twenty-nine percent (29%) of likely U.S. voters think the country is heading in the right direction. Given the state of the country, one has to conclude that twenty-nine percent of likely voters are either ignorant, naïve, or insane.
The national debt is over $19 trillion dollars. Which means that each man, woman, and child in the United States owns close to $60,000. That $19 trillion dollars is nothing compared to unfunded federal entitlement programs whose total costs estimates range from $128 trillion to a staggeringly $210 trillion fiscal gap as reckoned by Boston University economics professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff. Our economy is stagnant with a record high of over 94 million America out of the workforce. Our boarders are wide open. Islamic extremists are growing in power. Iran is likely to join North Korea as a rouge state with nuclear weapons, and both Russia and China are threatening their neighbors. All this does not cover the issues of immigration, healthcare, the legal system, education system, and race relations, to name a few more areas of concern from the even longer list of problems we face as a country.
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