http://personalliberty.com/2013/08/08/say-goodbye-to-the-u-s-economy/ from the article: The results are in. The picture is grim. Here are some frightening economic numbers to think about the next time the lying, manipulating mainstream media tells you that we are in “recovery.” First, almost 50 percent of Americans have less than $500 in savings. Not surprisingly, one out of three residents of Obama’s home State of Illinois live in poverty. A mind-numbing four of five Americans either are experiencing poverty, foreclosure or welfare, or they will in their lifetime. Four out of five. Say goodbye to the myth of the American dream. It’s only a nightmare now. Ditto for the American middle class. Obama has massacred it. Our middle class now ranks 27th in the world. I’ve argued from day one that Obama’s goal was to create a two-class society. The two classes are the super rich (who are beholden to Obama for corporate welfare and government contracts) and the poor (who are beholden to Obama for checks to survive). Look no further than the new immigration bill to see the final destruction of middle-class wages. More grim news: Auto sales are collapsing. Construction jobs are falling off a cliff. And U.S. factory orders just suffered the biggest drop in a year. What about jobs? Isn’t that picture getting rosier by the minute? Well, actually, no. Let’s analyze the real numbers. Since the start of 2013, we’ve gained 953,000 jobs; but, amazingly, 731,000 of them are crummy, low-wage, part-time jobs. That’s means almost 80 percent of the jobs created in America are part-time jobs that won’t pay the bills of a typical middle-class lifestyle.