This really is one of those friend-of-friend stories that no one believes. In this case, I personally know the people involved, so i could tell you the simple truth is.
It comes down to my pal saying recently in regards to a conversation she had with her husband. He was section of a lunchtime discussion at the office about the popularity of Donald Trump when his colleague said: "I hardly understand why individuals are following Trump. America is performing really well. The economy has recovered. We have lots of jobs. Why would anyone be unhappy?"
Inside a certain slice of the usa, that perception is reality... though in fact, it's really a false perception.
And that's the storyline I would like to tell you about today - the tale of an America which is decidedly not successful. Never. It's the story of disconnected but indisputable facts, and the way, when you position them to the bigger jigsaw puzzle, the resulting picture is really a danger sign into the future in the future.
It is not a message many Americans want to hear. I don't want to listen to it. But fact is what they are, that are the sad and troubling facts about our America today...
Between two-thirds and three-quarters of Americans, depending on income, would find it difficult to come up with $1,000 inside a crisis, according to a brand new poll from your Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
A Fed study in April discovered that 47% of american citizens would struggle to produce $400.
Stop and think for just a moment about the shock price of time. Half the nation -half of what's supposedly the richest country on the planet! - cannot scrounge up $400. How's that even remotely the definition of "rich"?