Saturday, 30 July 2011

Better voters get better politicians: The average American owes more than the government as a percentage of annual income.

"While government debt sits at 94 percent of national revenue, U.S. household debt sits at a whopping 107 percent of personal income. The household balance sheets of Americans are in worse condition than anytime since the Great Depression".    Steve Beck for Yahoo Finance.
For most, a house is the main asset.  Policy that promoted low down payment mortgages and the consequent plunge in house prices can't be uniquely blamed on voters.

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