#50) In 2010 the U.S. government is projected to issue almost as much new debt as the rest of the governments of the world combined. #38) According to one new survey, 24% of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year. #30) U.S. banks repossessed nearly 258,000 homes nationwide in the first quarter of 2010, a 35 percent jump from the first quarter of 2009. #19) According to EconomicPolicyJournal.com, 32 U.S. states have already run out of funds to make unemployment benefit payments and so the federal government has been supplying these states with funds so that they can make their payments to the unemployed. #8) Approximately 40% of all retail spending currently comes from the 20% of American households that have the highest incomes. See all 50 statistics HERE!