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 crisis, where it came from and how to stop it. While we persist in our superpower mentality, we have quietly become a second-class country in many respects.
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A recent study done by Bankrate.com shows how millennials are putting their future on hold because of the burdening student loan debt. In fact, 56 percent of young adults interviewed stated that they are holding off on buying their first home until they fully pay of their student loan debt. If something isn’t done about the $1.2 trillion owed in student loans across America, our economy could completely collapse.
President Obama promised 5 million green jobs during his presidential campaign in 2008. Not only did he fall short by a long way, but in fact we’ve lost hundreds of manufacturing companies, with thousands of employees laid off. During his 2012 re-election campaign, President Obama promised jobs again, this time promising 1 million manufacturing jobs which he has yet to come close to fulfilling. He has only added a little over 189,000 manufacturing jobs. With so little being made in the United States compared to decades ago, we must now, more than ever, join together and buy American made products.
For years now our economy has struggled. Our middle class is disappearing, and only those in the top 1 percent are seeing any increase in income. According to a report last year from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, income inequality is now back at 1820s levels. Their report emphasized that this inequality shot up after globalization began.
Looking back at the year 2013, 631 people became ill due to veggies and cilantro coming from Mexico. These veggies landed in grocery stores across the U.S. and onto our dinner plates infected with cyclospora. In addition, 84 people became ill due to cucumbers containing salmonella coming from Mexico. How is it possible that we aren’t filtering these vegetables out?