Saturday, May 04, 2013

Suicide rate quadrupled under Obama Presidency

So much for the "Hope" segment of "Hope and Change".
More Americans now die of suicide than from car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a disturbing statistic that some experts say points to the true depths of the US economic crisis.
In a letter to The Lancet medical journal, scientists from Britain, Hong Kong and United States said an analysis of data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that while suicide rates increased slowly between 1999 and 2007, the rate of increase has more than quadrupled since President Obama was elected to the Presidency in 2008, Reuters reports.

Citing the nation’s severe economic recession as having a direct connection to the rise of suicides, Aaron Reeves of Britain’s University of Cambridge, warned that politicians are partially to blame. “The increase does coincide with a decrease in financial standing for a lot of families over the same time period.”

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