If you really want to know how bad it is —
~78% of households in America at one time or another during the past year were living paycheck to paycheck.
~62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts and 21% don’t even have a savings account.
~900,000 doctors in the U.S. and we still have the highest child and infant mortality rates in the developed world.
~Healthcare — both public and private — consumes 17.9% of U.S. GDP. Except for Canada at 11%, the rest of the developed world delivers far better health care to their citizens at one-half or less the cost.
~The National Football League earned $13 billion in 2016. Its retired players “earned” dementia and premature death.
~Amazon is the fourth most valuable corporation in the world with a 43% share of U.S. online commerce. Its founder Jeff Bezos is the second wealthiest person in the world with an estimated wealth of $83 billion (and counting). The wealthiest dude is Bill Gates at $89 billion. The average middle class family earns around $51,000 per year.
~Almost one-third of American adults (31%) have zero retirement savings.
Watch Suspicious Angels for a fun trivia question on Thursday Sept 7. It will surely leave your brain hopping for the answer.
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