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Why are Americans IGNORING the Facts? Here's #10


In 2011, for the first time in 62 years, the U.S. exported more refined gas, diesel and other fuels than they imported ranking second among all U.S. exports in 2011 in dollar volume at $111.1 billion, behind automotive.

This is the 10th in a series* of 100 facts about big issues facing American voters which are being presented by every day until the election to help Americans debunk myths, hold better conversations, get involved, and make choices as smarter citizens.

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Fact#10* Released: Aug. 8, 2012 Energy & Environment

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Previous Facts:

1. Fact #1: Revenue Does Not Cover Core US Programs

2. Fact #2: The U.S. Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World

3. Fact #3: Overspending on Education in U.S. Doesn’t Buy Genius

4. Fact #4 from Twice the Time Now Spent in Traffic Congestion vs. 2010

5. Fact #5: 44% of Jobless Are Unemployed Longer Than 6 Months!

6. Fact #6: America – A Super Rich Country With Supersized Hunger Pangs and Supersized Waste

7. Fact #7: U.S. Owes $Trillions to Other Countries – and to Its Citizens!

8. Face the Facts #8: U.S. Military Spends 58% of Total Spent By World’s Top 10 Military Powers

9. FaceTheFactsUSA #9: Think You Know Who Gets Social Security? Think Again – These Facts Will Be A Surprise!