Hard to imagine every adult in Gwinnett County being unemployed. Yet if that were true, it would almost mirror the number of unemployed in Georgia. Over 375,000 ‘job positions’ have been lost and half a million are unemployed. Another 100,000 people who should be in the work force have left the state.

Now look more closely at Gwinnett. In 2000, there were only 202,317 households, and 152,344 families total. Even with the projected growth, the unemployment numbers for the State are greater than the number of families in the 2nd largest county in Georgia.
What to know how unemployment affects you, drive down I85 and imagine 800,000 people with signs saying, “Will work for food.”

Housing in Georgia took a record hit in foreclosures. And the national housing market is still teetering on the brink. First American CoreLogic tracks mortgages that are at least 90 days delinquent. Nationally, one in fourteen homes are either in foreclosure or 90 days past due on the house payment. How many homeowners are 30 days or more past due, the world wonders. In two cities, Miami and Los Vegas, over 20 percent are 90 days past due or in foreclosure.

Walk around the block where you live. Imagine every fifth house empty.

And Republicans like Perdue were forecasting a great economic recovery for this year. And blaming Obama for ‘last years financial crisis.’ And especially Jame Mills, blaming the federal government for over regulating banks.

Next thing we know, history will be re-written so that 9/11 happened in 2000 while Clinton was still in office.

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