Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Hey, I'm sorry, but you don't hear this on TV...
18 Signs That America Is Rotting Right In Front Of Our Eyes
The following are 18 signs that America is rotting right in front of our eyes....
1 - Due to extreme budget cuts, school systems across the United States are requiring their students to bring more supplies with them than ever this year. In Moody, Alabama elementary school students are being told to bring paper towels, garbage bags and liquid soap with them to school. At Pauoa Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii all students are being required to show up with a four-pack of toilet paper.
2 - According to the American Association of School Administrators, 48 percent of all U.S. school districts are reporting budget cuts of 10 percent or less for the upcoming school year, and 30 percent of all U.S. school districts are reporting cuts of 11 to 25 percent.
3 - In Chicago, drastic budget cuts could result in an average class size of 37 students.
4 - The governor of Hawaii has completely shut down that state's schools on Fridays - moving teachers and students to a four day week.
5 - According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately a third of America's major roadways are already in substandard condition.
6 - All over the United States, asphalt roads are being ground up and are being replaced with gravel because it is cheaper to maintain. The state of South Dakota has transformed over 100 miles of asphalt road into gravel over the past year, and 38 out of the 83 counties in the state of Michigan have now turned some of their asphalt roads into gravel roads.
7 - According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 25 percent of America's nearly 600,000 bridges need significant repairs or are burdened with more traffic than they were designed to carry.
8 - In a desperate attempt to save money, the city of Colorado Springs turned off a third of its streetlights and put its police helicopters up for auction.
9 - The state of Arizona has eliminated funding for full-day kindergarten and has shut down a number of state parks.
10 - Over the past year, approximately 100 of New York's state parks and historic sites have had to cut services and reduce hours.
11 - In Georgia, the county of Clayton recently eliminated its entire public bus system in order to save 8 million dollars.