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'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!' Emma Lazarus (1849-1887). Base of the Statue of liberty.
The many accomplishments Of Barry Obama inflicted on the American people:
By the numbers:
"Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do” – B Obama
10.4 million: Americans unemployed.
721,000: Construction jobs lost under Obama.
528,000: Manufacturing jobs lost under Obama.
63%: Labor force participation rate as of January 2014 under Obama.
1978: The last time the labor force participation rate was this low.
7.8 million: Americans working part-time who would like to work full-time.
"We also have to prepare tomorrow's workforce, by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education." - B. Obama
44%: Recent college graduates in jobs that do not require a college degree.
46%: 18- to 34-year-old Americans unemployed under Obama (many of whom voted for him).
"For decades, few things exposed hard-working families to economic hardship more than a broken health care system." – B Obama
46.5 million: Americans now living in poverty.
6.7 million: Americans who have fallen into poverty under Obama.
47.6 million: Americans receiving food stamps.
19.4 million: Americans added to food stamp rolls under Obama.
$3,827: Decline in median household income under Obama.
"When I took office, nearly 180,000 Americans were serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.. Today, all our troops are out of Iraq. More than 60,000 of our troops have already come home from Afghanistan.” - B Obama
The national rate of homelessness was 20 homeless people per 10,000 people in the general population.
The rate for Veterans was 29 homeless Veterans per 10,000 Veterans in the general population.
A majority of persons identified as homeless were staying in emergency shelters or transitional housing, but 38% were unsheltered, living on the streets, or in cars, abandoned buildings, or other places not intended for human habitation. The size of the unsheltered population remained basically unchanged between 2011 and 2012.
The number of people in homeless families increased by 1.4% between 2011 and 2012; however, there was no change in the number of homeless families.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be supported by the Government, I will make them democrats”- Obama -Reid – Pelosi the Democrat trifecta
Just my thoughts for today.