Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
We are fast approaching the 2012 presidential election, which promises to be a close contest between incumbent President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. This is going to be a pivotal election that will determine the trajectory and fate of the nation. Obama and Romney have starkly different visions for America and how to restart her economic engine. Most elections tend to be a referendum on the incumbent, which could mean real trouble for the president come November. 47.2 percent of Americans approve of how Obama is handling the economy while 50.7 percent disapprove. 52.8 percent of Americans feel that the country is headed in the wrong direction. Furthermore, Obama has embraced gay marriage at a time when most Americans are opposed.
While these early indicators appear unfavorable to Obama, the nation hasn’t embraced Romney, at least not yet. 51 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Romney and 60.7 percent have reservations about Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential candidate. Obama seems to have scored a major political victory on June 28, 2012 when the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare was constitutional. 55.4 percent of Americans believe that the new healthcare reform will have a positive impact on personal healthcare in terms of cost and coverage.
This infographic presented by political.com displays that Obama would defeat Romney if the election were held today. Who has your vote? Please discuss!
Friday, July 13th, 2012
Did you know that you can go to prison at the age of 18 but still can’t rent a car until you’re 25? The reason for this all boils down to insurance. There are many factors calculated into determining the insurance premium per driver. Marital status, age, gender, location, and number of accidents are all in consideration when deciding how much you’ll pay for car insurance.
In the economy today, who doesn’t want to save a little money? Fortunately, there are a few ways to save a few bucks on your car insurance. Statistically, women are safer drivers, which will come into play with your insurance premium. Married? Fantastic! You’ll pay less than a single person with an identical driving record. The main way to save money on your insurance – be careful and avoid accidents. The more recent accidents you have the higher risk you are to an insurance company.
When purchasing insurance, it’s best to shop around. There are sites all over the web dedicated to servicing your needs in the search for great insurance. Unsure where to start? Don’t worry! Help is out there.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Everyone knows that education is the stepping stone for success in your career and life. Yet, the United States seems to be lagging in that arena. Only 27.5% of the US population has a college degree. This infographic presented by OnlineEducation.net illustrates why education is important and how the US is lagging behind.