Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 17, 2011, 1:51 p.m. EST by WolfThom
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100 Mal Niedergang
[07.10.2011] 100 Zahlen und Fakten über den Niedergang der US-Ökonomie.
China kommt natürlich auch darin vor, unter Nr. 65, 67, 68 und 69.
100 A staggering 48.5% of all Americans live in a household that receives some form of government benefits. Back in 1983, that number was below 30 percent.
99 During the Obama administration, the U.S. government has accumulated more debt than it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that Bill Clinton took office.
98 Since Barack Obama was sworn in, the share of the national debt per household has increased by $35,835.
97 The U.S. national debt has been increasing by an average of more than 4 billion dollars per day since the beginning of the Obama administration.
96 It is being projected that the U.S. national debt will hit 344% of GDP by the year 2050 if we continue on our current course.
95 The Congressional Budget Office is projecting that U.S. government debt held by the public will reach a staggering 716 percent of GDP by the year 2080.
94 In 2010, the U.S. government paid $413 billion in interest on the national debt. That is projected to at least double over the next decade.
93 According to one new survey, one out of every three Americans would not be able to make a mortgage or rent payment next month if they suddenly lost their current job.
92 State and local government debt has reached an all-time high of 22 percent of U.S. GDP.
91 In 1980, government transfer payments accounted for just 11.7% of all income. Today, government transfer payments account for 18.4% of all income.
90 U.S. households are now receiving more income from the U.S. government than they are paying to the government in taxes.
89 According to a new study conducted by the BlackRock Investment Institute, the ratio of household debt to personal income in the United States is now 154 percent.
88 If you can believe it, one out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards.
87 According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, health care costs accounted for just 9.5% of all personal consumption back in 1980. Today they account for approximately 16.3%.
86 The cost of a health insurance policy for the average American family rose by a whopping 9 percent last year, and according to a report put out by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, the average family health insurance policy now costs over $15,000 a year.
85 One study found that approximately 41 percent of working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt.
84 An all-time record 49.9 million Americans do not have any health insurance at all at this point, and the percentage of Americans covered by employer-based health plans has fallen for 11 years in a row.
83 According to a report published in The American Journal of Medicine, medical bills are a major factor in more than 60 percent of the personal bankruptcies in the United States. Of those bankruptcies that were caused by medical bills, approximately 75 percent of them involved individuals that actually did have health insurance.
82 Average yearly tuition at U.S. private universities is now up to $27,293.
81 The cost of college tuition in the United States has gone up by over 900 percent since 1978.
80 In America today, approximately two-thirds of all college students graduate with student loans.