Gallup/USA Today asked adults how they feel about the economy today and how they think the economy will look one year from now. The results were near mirror images. Only 29% of adults rated today’s economy as good; 71% said it is poor.
As families struggle to improve their finances, what about the American Dream? Will the next generation be better off? Are families able to make ends meet? In our latest infographic we look at how families view the American Dream and whether or not the dream is still alive today. Take a look!
According to the Economist, when asked how much excessive spending on things like the GSA Las Vegas conference contributed to the debt, 12% of adults said “not much at all”; 31% said “not very much”; 38% said “quite a bit”; and 20% said “a lot.”
It's been over three years since Congress has passed a budget. The obstacle to getting a budget enacted: the U.S. Senate. Both President Obama and the House of Representatives have met their obligations, issuing budget proposals each year, while the Senate sits on its hands.