Finance

  1. There are so many problems with our current campaign finance system that the least President Obama could do is make sure the agency overseeing it is in working condition. Appointing new commissioners to the FEC is something he could easily do right now.”

    - Public Campaign Communications Director Adam Smith on the White House’s less-than-enthusiastic response to a petition by reform groups. (via campaignmoney)

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  2. theweekmagazine:

BANKRUPT USAA numerical look at the average family’s financial struggles:
$126,400 Net worth of the median American family in 2007
$77,300 Net worth of the median family in 2010
40 Percentage drop in wealth over that three-year period
15.2 Median percentage of debt that was education-related in 2007
19.2 Median percentage of education-related debt in 2010
7 Percentage of Americans late on their debt payments in 2007
11 Percentage late on payments in 2010
The dwindling wealth of the American family: By the numbers

    theweekmagazine:

    BANKRUPT USA
    A numerical look at the average family’s financial struggles:

    $126,400 
    Net worth of the median American family in 2007

    $77,300 
    Net worth of the median family in 2010

    40 
    Percentage drop in wealth over that three-year period

    15.2 
    Median percentage of debt that was education-related in 2007

    19.2 
    Median percentage of education-related debt in 2010

    7 
    Percentage of Americans late on their debt payments in 2007

    11 
    Percentage late on payments in 2010

    The dwindling wealth of the American family: By the numbers

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