Sign, sign, everywhere a sign…

55 symptoms of America’s health (or lack thereof)

Excerpts (full list at the link above):

#7 America has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the entire world by a wide margin.

#10 Americans spend more time sitting in traffic than anyone else in the world.

#11 60 percent of Americans report feeling “angry or irritable”.  Two years ago that number was at 50 percent.   ((10 and 11 likely have a relationship — Jemison))

#17 According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug.  An astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#25 America exports more weapons to other countries than anyone else in the world.

#31 40 percent of all workers in the United States actually make less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968 after you account for inflation.

#32 Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps.  Today, about one out of every 6 Americans is on food stamps.

#39 For women under the age of 30 in the United States, more than half of all babies are being born out of wedlock.

#40 At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.

#48 America has the most lawyers per capita in the entire world.

#52 Americans spend more money on elections than anyone else does in the world by a very wide margin.

 

 

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign…

  1. Pingback: Rolling over the odometer | A True Progressive

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s