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December 19, 2014

Standard of Living Index Reaches New High

Gallup: “Gallup’s U.S. Standard of Living Index climbed to 47 in May, the highest score recorded since Gallup began tracking this measure in 2008. This index score is up slightly from 44 in April.”

“Americans’ improved views of their standard of living mirror their increased perceptions job creation, which also reached a new high in May. Furthermore, Americans’ self-reported spending increased sharply last month, and their views of the economy’s current and future health improved. The lingering question is whether these improvements will continue as the year progresses.”

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  • Yonatan YONATAN

    REALLY? IN WHAT WORLD IS THAT? THE REPUBLICANS & DEMOCRATS HAVE FAILED THE MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED WORKERS, STILL WITHOUT BENEFITS SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER. OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS, THE SENATE HAS DENIED THESE FAMILIES UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, DRIVING THESE FAMILIES INTO FINANCIAL RUIN IN THE PROCESS. THESE FAMILIES HAVE SINCE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE WAITING FOR THE EXTENSION BILL TO PASS IN THE SENATE. THESE TWO POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE SHOWN A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION, AND COMMON DECENCY TOWARDS THESE FAMILIES. THEY HAVE INTENTIONALLY FAILED THESE PEOPLE, WITHOUT REGARD TO THEIR PLIGHT OR FUTURE. REGARDLESS OF THE POLITICAL POLLS, WE ARE STILL IN A RECESSION, AND JOBS ARE STILL DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY. THESE POLITICIANS NEED A RELIALTY CHECK. THEY HAVE BECOME SO REMOVED FROM THE REST OF AMERICANS THEY CAN’T SEE WHAT’S ON THE GROUND.

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