Friday, April 17, 2009

Interesting facts.

I heard these this morning on my drive into work and I thought they were impressive so I thought I would share them with you.

28% of working Americans don’t file income taxes. I wonder if any of these people are complaining about being taxed too much.

29% of Americans shoplift on a regular basis. I must be missing something. Is shoplifting legal?

When asked, 40% of Americans said they go to church on a regular basis however when asked what they did in the previous week, only 26 % mentioned Church. Maybe they forgot. (these were two different groups that were asked)

Only 54% of eligible Americans voted in the last election. And we are proud of our “right” to vote.

So even though America is still one of the best countries (in my opinion) just think;

At least 28% of us are cheaters, at least 29% of us are robbers, at least 14% of lie about our religion, and at least 46% don’t care enough to vote. Just sume little tidbits to think about.

Workout report: I skipped the gym this morning but I am going to get in a 30 minute walk today which will include the stairs. Those things kill me.

Have a great day,


lailani said...

Thanks for sharing! Those are interesting - I don't believe I have missed voting a presidential election, ever. I know I have a missed a few local ones over the years . . . File taxes and do NOT shoplift. Whew, glad I was not in those numbers!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

These are interesting, but unfortunately not surprising. Have a great weekend!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Boy, we Americans sure sound sketchy.

I was aware of the apathy around voting, which is shameful, but seriously, 28% don't pay taxes and 29% shoplift regularly?

Aye aye aye.

The Dental Maven said...

Say what you want, I'm still proud to be an American!

Jamie Dawn said...

Congrats on your continued workouts and all around healthy choices!!!!
Keep up the good work!

Yep, we are not the most sterling example of fine citizenry. We all could use a refresher course on The Ten Commandments.


Patrice said...

Wow, but I can't say I am too shocked. People are, well, just plain crazy!

Stay with the 30 x 5 x 100, you're doing great! I have not done to great, because I have been at work every night until at least 8pm. The 100 part, I am doing well, that at least is a kuddo's.

Becky said...

Now I'm disgruntled.

Does chasing kids count as exercise?

ChrisJ said...

Oh Greg! Not a pretty picture! Very discouraging for those of us who read the newspapers and hear all the complaints! "There's nowt queerer than folks!" as they would say in Yorkshire

Chatty Kelly said...

Some how I missed this post. But now I see it. Scary facts. Sad really.

See ya.

Scarlet said...

Amazing facts! Scary, sad and shocking!

I hope you make it up and down those stairs, Greg. I don't want your next post to be scary, sad and shocking! ;)

Happy Sunday, amigo!!

Blasé said...

Those stats make me want to run over to the gym and work out on the stair climber machine just to get out some aggravation. I've built up to 13 minutes on the stair machine, I hope to get up to 20 minutes soon. That sucker is TOUGH on me.

Nice Fish...

Terri Tiffany said...

Some sad statistics! I was shocked mostly about the shoplifting. That's a huge number. But then we can turn it around and say 70% don't:)0
Enjoy your workout. You motivated me and I did the treadmill yesterday and will again today.

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