I am writing this in response to the presidential election that just took place. Here are a few grim statistics that I thought everyone should be aware of now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected:
Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. Today, that number is higher than 30 percent.
When Obama first became president, the number of "long-term unemployed workers" in the United States was 2.6 million. Today, it is 5.3 million.
In November 2008, 30.8 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, more than 46 million Americans are on food stamps.
Right now, more than 25 percent of all American children are on food stamps.
Over the next 75 years, Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than $38 trillion. That comes to $328,404 for each and every household in the United States.
The U.S. national debt has risen by more than $5 trillion since the day Obama first took office. In a little more than three years, Obama has added more to the national debt than the first 41 presidents combined.
Since Obama entered the White House, the price of gasoline has risen by more than 100 percent.
With all of that being said, Obama's re-election is setting up the United States for failure. We, as a country, are not going to be able to support all of the government programs and free handouts that are going to continue to rise under his leadership.
I am not only worried about my future, but I am more worried about my children's future. These statistics are very alarming to me and I hope that for everyone's future that they will decline. Now that the election is over, we must now lay in the bed that we made.
I will continue to pray for change and I ask everyone else do the same. This is a long, dark road that we are headed down, and something needs to change.