Month: November 2014

A Tale of Two Americas

It’s an odd time here in the U.S. Why? Conflicting signals from the American populace. It seems it’s sunny skies and stormy weather at the same time! On one hand, our economy seems to be picking up. After all, the Consumer Confidence Index recently climbed to 94.5 and the Consumer Sentiment Index hit 86.9. Both of these measures are at …

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The Great Unwind: Enacting Things that Need to Be Done

Another recent report that I read said that 109.6 million Americans which translates to 35.4% of the population, live in households that receive benefits from one or more federally-funded Means-tested programs – also known as welfare. In 2012, there were 103 million full-time year-round workers in the United States, so therefore welfare recipients outnumbered full-time …

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