If things are going so well, why are so many people KILLING THEMSELVES?!
Apparently you just can’t make a Liberal happy. They have their post-racial hope and change, and yet they are choosing the after-life versus ObamaLife.
The timing couldn’t be better for Suicide Prevention Month!
Here are the stats:
The largest increase in the US suicide rate occurred during the Great Depression surging from 18 per 100,000 people up to 22 per 100,000. However the rate today is even more alarming, as the number of deaths by suicide is now greater than car crashes.
Here’s a startling fact that the Commander-in-Grief won’t discuss, but more American soldiers die by suicide than combat; I’d say Obama should do a morale check, because if he ended the war, soldiers would still be dying in record numbers.
To compound Obama’s problems, the number of veterans committing suicide is unbelievable and under-reported:
An American-Statesman investigation into the deaths of 266 Texans who served during the Iraq or Afghanistan wars show that 45 committed suicide, making it the fourth-leading cause of death behind illness, accidents and drug-related deaths. That percentage is more than four times higher than the general population: Suicide accounted for 3.6 percent of all Texas deaths over the same period, compared with 16.9 percent of the veterans the newspaper studied.
More than half of the veterans committed suicide before their 30th birthdays. The youngest was 22; Rivas was the oldest at 53. All but one of the 45 confirmed suicide victims were men.
You are 2000 times more likely to commit suicide than to be killed by a terrorist.
NBC News reported in March:
Suicide rates are up alarmingly among middle-aged Americans, according to the latest federal government statistics. There has been a 28 percent rise in suicide rates for people aged 35 to 64 between 1999 and 2010.
In a letter to The Lancet medical journal, scientists from Britain, Hong Kong and United States performed an analysis of data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which show that while suicide rates increased slowly between 1999 and 2007, the rate of increase more than quadrupled from 2008 to 2010.
What the reason for the uptick? It’s the economy stupid. Obama is Dr. Death.
It was the biggest increase of any age group, said the CDC, citing the recent economic downturn as one of the possible contributing factors for the increase.