- Americans take home less (10% less if I remember correctly) than they did a few years ago.
- Americans have higher costs of living than they did a few years ago. Thanks to Obama's energy plan and regulatory burdens just about everywhere.
- Fewer Americans are working than there were a four years ago. We're down to less than 59% in absolutes.
- Fewer Americans can find jobs out of college.
Once again, government budget cuts are the only answer for getting us out of this fiscal mess in the long term. I see very few politicians willing to admit as much. Even fewer voices in the liberal media.