The United States is facing economic disaster on a scale few nations have ever experienced. Most people are unaware of the easily observable signs of this emerging crisis. While we persist in our superpower mentality, we have quietly become a second-class country.
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Have you ever wondered who controls the media you watch, hear, and read from? In today’s society, we spend over 150 hours a month watching television. We also spent countless hours surfing the Internet, connecting on social media, watching movies, listening to music, and reading books and magazines.
Our balance of trade deficit has averaged $600 billion every year from 2000 to present. That is $1.2 million per minute! This means we are now dependent on imports for even our most basic needs instead of producing for ourselves. Our trade deficit with China alone was $317 billion.
In fall of 2013, Republicans in the House of Representatives caused a partial government shutdown over the implementation of President Barack Obama’s health law. Now, it seems that they are pressing for quick passage of a spending bill to prevent a shutdown at month’s end and fund the government into December.