JUST ONE MONTH
The budget deficit for the US government for the first month of fiscal year 2021, i.e., October 2020, was $284 billion. As recently as fiscal year 2007, the budget deficit for the entire fiscal year was $161 billion or a smaller deficit than October’s deficit. (Source: Treasury Department)
Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its workforce to more than 1.2 million people globally. The number of workers at Amazon is now approaching the entire population of Dallas, Texas. (Source: Axios)
A report by the House Ways & Means Committee shows that Americans pay on average nearly four times more for prescription drugs than 11 economically similar countries. The United States could save $49 billion annually on Medicare Part D alone by pricing drugs similarly to the other countries studies. (Source: Becker’s Hospital Review)
IS THIS YOU?
62% of the average net worth of an American household come to just 2 assets– the equity they have built up on their home and the value of their retirement accounts. (Source: Census Bureau)