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Out of Time: An American Crisis
The Facts Behind The Facts
http://www.facethefactsusa.org Face the Facts USA released 204 facts between July 2012 and March 2013. Here's a look behind the scenes as we take a hiatus from daily facts.
More wives are top-earning breadwinners
http://www.facethefactsusa.org A growing percentage of married women earn more than their husbands -- 28 percent in 2011. Watch our video for more on married women's pay, then add to the discussio...
See who's more likely to get along without a bank
http://www.facethefactsusa.org Nearly half of low-income U.S. households—those making less than $15000 a year—don't regularly use banks. African-Americans, Hispanics and young people...
Smaller banks -- bigger failure rate
http://www.facethefactsusa.org Community banks bore the brunt of recession-related bank failures. 85 percent of failures 2008-2011 were smaller banks, many invested in small businesses. See...
Out of Time: From Theatre To Reality
http://www.facethefactsusa.org Take a look at what went on behind the scenes and what the audience thought about the issues and the panelists as we wrap up Out of Time: An American Crisis.
Commuters: driven to go it alone
http://www.facethefactsusa.org More than three-quarters of American workers still drive alone to work each day. Please watch our video on rush-hour commuting. See "What Do Others Say?" for...
Student debt: rising by degrees
http://www.facethefactsusa.org Student loan debt has nearly tripled in a decade as all other types of household debt decline post-recession.
Out of Time: Exhausting Our Options
Former Senator Bob Bennett gives a historical perspective on our current issues and Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina calls for trust from Americans.
Out of Time: On Medicare
Former Senator Bob Bennett and Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress take a look at Medicare and other entitlement programs and how they affect our overall spending.
Out of Time: The CEO vs. The Mayor
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina goes up against Mayor Pam Iorio and Representative Donna Edwards in a battle over business interests and the European jobs climate, while Jim Fallows...
Out of Time: The Infrastructure Disaster
Disaster strikes Striver City as a major bridge collapses. Jim Fallows of The Atlantic, Mayor Pam Iorio and Representative Scott Rigell examine the causes and try to work out some solutions.
Out of Time: Business Interests
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina injects business realities into the discussion and hears staunch opposition from Mayor Pam Iorio and blogger Farai Chideya.
Out of Time: A Call For Bipartisanship
http://www.facethefactsusa.org Former Governor Bill Richardson brings bipartisan optimism to the table while Representative Donna Edwards and Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress...
Out of Time: The Sequester
The "Capitol Canaries" -- Representative Scott Rigell and former Senators Fred Thompson and Bob Bennett -- sound off on the problems of automatic spending cuts forced by sequestration.
Out of Time: Welcome to Striver City
http://www.facethefactsusa.org Host Frank Sesno introduces Striver City, a typical American town facing some serious problems. Mayor Pam Iorio tells Representatives Donna Edwards and Scott...
Who's watching the diet supplements?
http://www.facethefactsusa.org - Americans spend more than $20 billion each year on dietary supplements, many of them questionable products. Visit our website at http://www.facethefactsusa.org...
One Gun per capita in the United States
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org - Latest figures show there are 310 million guns in the U.S. or about one gun for every American citizen. While at our website, add to the discussion at www.facethefactsusa...
The disappearing "Made in America" label
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org - International competition has taken a toll on the U.S. textile and apparel industry—lowering market share, closing mills and costing jobs. Check out our video...
Today's U.S. military: leaner forces, longer deployments
www.FacetheFactsUSA.org -- President Obama is commander in chief of 1.5 million active duty military troops. That's less than half the military's peak level in 1952. Face the Facts USA - A...
Could fresh water become scarce in the U.S.?
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org -- Americans use more water per person than citizens of any other country -- 457018 gallons per head per year. A Project of the George Washington University.
Americans and alcohol: spending more, drinking less
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org -- Alcohol spending is on the rise in the U.S., reaching $162 billion in 2011. Per capita consumption, however, is down. A Project of the George Washington University.
Holiday Travel 2012 - Face The Facts USA
www.FacetheFactsUSA.org -- Fact: 93.3 million Americans are expected to take a holiday trip. More than last year. 90% travel by car. A Project of the George Washington University.
The Young and The Jobless
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org -- Fact: Young and jobless - 14.4% of those in early 20s were unemployed in 2011. The national rate was 8.5% A Project of the George Washington University.
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org -- Congressional pay stands at $174000 for both senators and representatives. The median pay of an American worker is $39416.
Cars more fuel efficient, less deadly
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org -- Cars are significantly more fuel efficient than they were 30 years ago, and they're far less dangerous. A Project of The George Washington University.
Fix America: The People Have Spoken - a Face the Facts USA Special
The campaigns have ended. The speeches are over. Leaders must find a way to enact change. Frank Sesno hosts an interactive television event in which the audience create an agenda for our newly-ele...
Fix America: Ending Senior Hunger, a Face the Facts USA special
Senior hunger is a major, largely hidden, problem in America. Estimates are that 1 in 7, or 8.3 million seniors, faces the threat of hunger.
Is it time to end the mortgage interest tax deduction?
William McBride, Chief Economist for the Tax Foundation, and Robert Dietz, Assistant Vice President for tax and policy issues with the National Association of Home Builders, debate the issue....
U.S. Debt Doubles at Double the Pace
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org -- The national debt has doubled since 2005 to more than $16 trillion. That's seven years. The last time it doubled, from $4 trillion to $8 trillion, it took 14 years....
Same-Sex Partners Small Portion of U.S. Households
Less than 1 percent of U.S. households in 2010 were made up of same-sex partners. More facts: www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org A Project of The George Washington University.
Job Growth? See Health Care, Hospitality
Unemployment remains historically high, but some sectors are booming. Which are healthiest? More facts: www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org A project of The George Washington University.
20% of American Households Still Offline
Many of us think of the web as not only our constant companion, but a virtual necessity. But in fact, one in five American households has no ready Internet access. More facts: www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org.
Pentagon is World's Leading Landlord
US Department of Defense is the world's biggest landlord: 5000 sites in 41 countries, 2 million work. Explore more at www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org. A project of the George Washington University.
Senior incomes improve over decades
The median inflation-adjusted income for senior Americans has more than doubled since 1962. More facts at: www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org A project of The George Washington University.
93 percent of U.S. transport remains reliant on oil
America's planes, trains and motor vehicles consume 13.6 million barrels of oil each day. Despite rising interest in alternative fuels, 93 percent of American transport still depends on petroleum.
What it takes to keep those catalogs coming
www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org -- The USPS operates the largest civilian vehicle fleet on earth. Mail volume and revenue have been in decline since 2006 and the Post Office, which gets no government...
Facing foreclosure, Malinda Bray struggles to keep her home
Experiencing incredible financial and personal hardship, Malinda Bray is facing foreclosure and struggles to keep her home.
More than ever, we're a matriculation nation
College enrollment is up 37.3 percent since 2000. Hispanic students have increased 87.5%, black students, 75.6%. Whites still comprise the majority of college students, at 60.5%. Women in college...
What is the government's role in getting people back to work? A Face The Facts USA Debate
Shane Larson, Legislative Director for the Communications Workers of America, and Holly Wade, Senior Policy Analyst with the National Federation of Independent Business, debate on the government's...
Is the US Still the innovation nation?
Foreign innovators get more U.S. patents than Americans.
Fix America: Debt and Deficit - A Face the Facts USA Special
Senator Alan Simpson, Jared Bernstein, former Economic Advisor to Vice President Biden, join Frank Sesno for a major discussion on debt and deficit.
Your Medicare contributions don't begin to pay the tab
Chances are you see money deducted from every paycheck to fund Medicare. But while the bite may seem big, payroll taxes cover less than 40 percent of program costs.
Face the Facts USA Immigration Debate
Frank Sesno moderates debate with Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director LULAC and Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Whether struggling or set, the jobless get checks.
In 2009, 2362 American millionaires collected unemployment. No agenda. No party line. Just facts. www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org. A project of George Washington University.
Great terms, easy payments! Sign here, young student
Student loan debt has grown 275% in the last decade to $905 billion, more than total general consumer credit card debt. More facts: www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org.
A lifetime of labor, and now, fear and doubt
At the age of sixty-one, Carl finds himself unemployed and uninsured. In addition to having no income, he isn't eligible for Medicare until he is sixty-five in May 2016. www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org.
The American Dream May Be a Rental
Homeownership slumps to a 15-year low. Artwork by Sharon Shattuck. No agenda. No party line. Just facts. More facts: www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org.
Preventing food waste, while feeding the hungry
Flood insurance pays off many repeat victims
More facts at www.FaceTheFactsUSA.org -- 1% of flood insurance policyholders file more than a quarter of all claims against the National Flood Insurance Program. Since 1997, repetitive flooding...
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