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Roughly 75% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, with essentially zero savings, according to a recent study by Bankrate.

Labor forceThe “labor force participation rate” (basically the percentage of able-bodied people who are actually working) has fallen every year since 2007 and at the end of 2015 was at its lowest level since the 1970s. (Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Food stampsHow can things really be “normal” in America, when the number of people on food stamps has basically doubled since our President took office… and when HALF of all children born today will be on food stamps at some point in their life? Yes, you read that correctly: Roughly 50% of all children born in America today will be on food stamps at some point in their lifetime. Does that sound “normal” to you?

benefitsCan our country really be back to “normal” when, according to the most recent numbers from the Census Bureau, an incredible 49% of Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program EVERY SINGLE month?

American workersOr when 52% of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year?

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Can things really be “normal” in America when at one point, a single U.S. government-controlled agency (the Federal Reserve) was purchasing up to 70% of the bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury – simply by creating money out of thin air?

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Or when the “too-big-to-fail-banks” that got bailed out in 2007 are actually 25% larger than they were back then?

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And how can things be normal when our country’s money supply has increased by 400% since 2006 — all just printed out of thin air.

So., the big questions about our ability to help others work their way out of the mess we’re in are…Are We Ready?…Are THEY?

With Aloha from Hawaii’s Workforce Wingmen…and one Angel….Carleen