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Millenials And the Elections – Infographic

Why do Millennials vote? What do they care about? Where do the get their news? And most importantly, who would they rather be stranded on a deserted island with? We posed these questions, and more, to Millennials in our 8095 PluggedIN community.

Source: Visual.ly, Edelman Berland

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America’s Crumbling Infrastructure – Infographic

In 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers issued a report card for the state of U.S. infrastructure. The overall grade was a D, with roads and water management systems earning a D-. Today, it’s not much better. To say that America’s infrastructure, our roads, bridges, sewers, and transportation systems, is crumbling has become something of a cliche.

We may complain about potholes and traffic, but few Americans actually have perspective on how much there is yet to be done.

We may not include infrastructure as one of the most pressing issues of the election, but as the graph above demonstrates, we probably should. 78 billion dollars in revenue and time LOST because our government prefers to bicker over gay marriage and birth control? Shameful.

Infrastructure has been grossly underfunded for decades, and it’s hurting our competitive edge in the global marketplace. This funding comes largely from taxpayer dollars, so before you vote this year, it’s a good idea to know where your party stands on both taxes and infrastructure funding…Not what they SAY they’ll do in speeches, but what their platform actually outlines.

Source: care2.com,

…right to the next candidate

No surprise…

Supercommittee failure? No, the U.S. voter failed – You get what you vote for, or not vote for

Supercommittee failure? No, the U.S. voter failed – MarketWatch First Take – MarketWatch.

True story. If you look at the outcome of an election, one has to wonder what people do expect to happen in politics. One can make out an educational problem, or just take political membership as a lifestyle. With at least the half of the population suffering from the financial crisis and the following recession, it is hard to believe that we have a political mess such as this.

If, one day, all Americans decide to go vote after really thinking about what is really good for them, then we will have a clear direction in American politics. “Good for them” means thinking about important stuff such as health care, social services, jobs, tax, not gun rights, abortion or other material to “make a catch”. Until then, it will be the same as usual. The minority that is going to vote will vote as a lifestyle, whether it fits their needs or not. If grandpa voted Republican, the grandchild is voting Republican as well and the other way around. The rest is complaining and watching TV rather than go vote.