Fasten your seat belts — the facts about the true situation in the U.S. economy.

1. In 1965, the U.S. new homes sold twice as many as today.

2. Over the past four years, housing prices have fallen by 34%.

3. The total value of residential property in the U.S. fell from $ 22.7 trillion in 2006 to $ 16.2 trillion in the current.

4. In late 2011, almost a third of all U.S. home mortgages have less value than the amount obtained under these mortgages.

5. Total debt on mortgages today are five times more than it was 20 years ago.

6. Americans overall consumer debt rose from 1971 to 1700%.

7. Since the beginning of 2009, the price of gasoline in the United States increased by 90%. Since the beginning of 2012 prices rose by 15% and now amounts to $ 1 per liter.

8. The number of children living in poverty in the state of California has increased since 2007 by 30%.

9. In 2000 lived below the poverty line 11.3% of all Americans. Today it is over 15%.

10. In November 2008, 30.8 million Americans received food stamps for food. Today there are 46.5 million people.

11. In the U.S., 3.5 million homeless people, 1.35 million of them children.

To be continued …


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