How would you feel if you donated money to help disaster victims or cancer patients and you later found out that more than 97 percent of the money that you gave never got into the hands of the people that needed it? Sadly, that is happening all over America today. In fact, in some of the worst cases, less than a penny of every dollar that is donated ends up in the hands of those that need the help. If you can believe it, right now there are 6,000 charities in the United States that use for-profit companies to raise money for them, and in many of those instances the for-profit companies end up keeping more than 50 percent of the donations for themselves. In addition, many charities end up paying their employees “salaries” that are far greater than the total amount of money that the charities actually give to the needy. The Tampa Bay Times, CNN and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently teamed up to conduct an investigation, and they came up with a list of the 50 worst charities in America. They discovered that those charities raised more than $1.3 billion over the past ten years combined, but that (Read More....)
If a major economic crisis hit us right now, the vast majority of Americans would be extremely vulnerable. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 40 percent of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck all of the time, and 77 percent of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time. This is why there was such a problem with foreclosures during the last recession. When millions of Americans suddenly lost their jobs many of them quickly found that they were unable to pay their mortgages because they had no financial cushions. For decades, Americans have been trained that it is okay to get into debt up to their eyeballs and live paycheck to paycheck because times will always be good and jobs will always be easy to get. Unfortunately, times have changed and many Americans do not realize that what has worked in the past is not going to work any longer. Our economy is completely and totally falling apart, and economic success is no longer defined by whoever is able (Read More....)
I wish I had some good news for you. But I don’t. The U.S. health care system is a complete and total disaster and it is going to get a lot worse in the years ahead. Even before Obamacare it was projected that we were going to be facing a shortage of more than 100,000 doctors by the year 2025, and now hundreds of thousands more doctors are thinking of leaving the profession because of Obamacare. Also thanks to Obamacare, health care costs and health insurance premiums are rising faster than ever and yet the level of care continues to decline. Our health care system is now totally dominated by government bureaucrats, health insurance companies and pharmaceutical corporations. The truth is that the entire industry has become a giant money making scam, and the American people are being squeezed for every last penny. We spend far more for health care than anyone else in the world, and the results are pathetic at best.
The following are 11 signs that the U.S. health care system is heading straight down the toilet….
#1 The Coming Doctor Shortage
The U.S. health care system is facing a critical shortage of doctors in the years ahead.
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All over the United States, rivers, lakes and streams are drying up and are becoming much warmer than usual. As a result, millions of fish have already died and millions more will probably die by the end of the summer. In addition, transportation along the mighty Mississippi and other major rivers has been significantly slowed down. Incredibly, more than 3,000 high temperature records have been broken over the last month alone, and the U.S. is enduring the worst drought that it has seen since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s. More than half of the entire continental United States has been declared to be a “disaster area” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the price of corn has hit a brand new record high. Farmers and ranchers all over America are being absolutely crushed by (Read More....)