People often ask, “Do you think the Lord is going to judge America?” And the answer is, “Do you mean, will He continue to judge America?” Truth is, God has been judging America for quite some time. And one of the forms His judgment has taken is economic. Here are some amazing (and distressing) facts about the U.S. economy (from Blacklisted News) that reveal the judgment of the Lord:
— It is being projected that the U.S. government will have a budget deficit of approximately 1.6 trillion dollars in 2010.
— If you went out and spent one dollar every single second, it would take you more than 31,000 years to spend a trillion dollars.
— In fact, if you spent one million dollars every single day since the birth of Christ, you still would not have spent one trillion dollars by now.
— Total U.S. government debt is now up to 90 percent of gross domestic product.
— In February, there were 5.5 unemployed Americans for every job opening.
— Over 1.4 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009, which represented a 32 percent increase over 2008. Not only that, more Americans filed for bankruptcy in March 2010 than during any month since U.S. bankruptcy law was tightened in October 2005.
— RealtyTrac has announced that foreclosure filings in the U.S. established an all time record for the second consecutive year in 2009.
— U.S. banks repossessed nearly 258,000 homes nationwide in the first quarter of 2010, a 35 percent jump from the first quarter of 2009.
— For the first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together.
— U.S. commercial property values are down approximately 40 percent since 2007 and currently 18 percent of all office space in the United States is sitting vacant.
— The National League of Cities says that municipal governments will probably come up between $56 billion and $83 billion short between now and 2012.
— According to EconomicPolicyJournal.com, 32 U.S. states have already run out of funds to make unemployment benefit payments and so the federal government has been supplying these states with funds so that they can make their payments to the unemployed.
— U.S. government-provided benefits (including Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs) rose to a record high during the first three months of 2010.
— 39.68 million Americans are now on food stamps, which represents a new all-time record. But things look like they are going to get even worse. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting that enrollment in the food stamp program will exceed 43 million Americans in 2011.
— The U.S. health care system was already facing a shortage of approximately 150,000 doctors in the next decade or so, but thanks to the health care “reform” bill passed by Congress, that number could swell by several hundred thousand more.
It ain’t pretty . . . . and this ain’t all (the article is titled “50 Statistics About the U.S. Economy that are Almost Too Crazy to Believe”).
This is (in part) what it means to be under the judgment of God.
Lord, have mercy.