Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394923 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1017703 Nov 3, 2013
Oh how shallow thy memory. While the Tea played their whining tactics of the pirates of 43. Nada a thing of issue was addressed. Which with the most dysfunctional congress in the USA history comes of no surprise.
End is near for the beginning of a prohibition against the dysfunctional intoxicating Tea. Greece has already removed the immunity of their right wing extremist opening them up to criminalization, civil law suites, fines, etc. etc. for delivering their nation into chaos.
Republican chasm continues to widen. Perhaps the established conservative republicans will finally emulate our for fathers of 1773 and cast out the dysfunctional Tea Party.
Tea Rally back in April, Senator Ted Cruz {R Tea Party} of Texas, taunts the traditionalist republicans after the Senate rejects back ground checks on gun control bill. Cruz along with the all Tea Party members threatened to filibuster away this bill. Established conservative republican considered it more prudent and wiser to let it go to a vote. This would garnish a few democratic votes. Which is what eventually happened. Cruz considers republicans that choose that method of governmental as “Squishy”. Our way or the highway is all that is required. Wall Street Journal Editorial retweeted John McCain {R Traditionalist}; “ Would it have been right for us to not even debate, in light of the Newtown Massacre” Depth of chasm deepens.
LOL and this never mentioned how 74% of the nation hold the GOP responsible for their callow congressional leadership that has just added $24 Billion to our national debt just so the could stamp their feet and whine with no substance or facts. LOL just as you do…

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1017704 Nov 3, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Hyped up propaganda of the Foxy shepherd, for his naïveté herd, is not acceptable to the enlighten.
On the front lines of Obamacare we can examine the benefits of its expansion. Far from full steam ahead and yet the consequences to the republicans is deactivating their strengths of unity.
Observe the republican Tea stronghold of Kentucky. Here under the intelligent leadership of their democratic governor, Steven L. Beshear already over 34,000 have applied for Obamacare with 11,000 secured knowing they can now have Health Care Insurance that they can AFFORD that the fear mongering tactics of the republicans are nothing more than dust in the wind. This since Oct. First ! Now imagine they still have until March 31st to sign up!
Looks like the voters are not as red as their false republican leaders want us to believe. Governor Beshear is an example of a strong fortified leader of integrity. Unlike his republican associates such as Rand Paul or Mitch McConnell to name a couple. Two who have sought to divide and destroy this nation unless we pay their ransom.
Here is how Governor Beshear sums it up as a true leader of his constituents;
.“You don’t have to like the president; you don’t have to like me. Because this isn’t about him, and it’s not about me. It’s about you, your family and your children. So do yourself a favor. Find what you can get for yourself. You’re going to like what you find” Notice the difference? Republicans are all about ME, ME, ME, Give Me, Give Me, blah, blah, blah.
Kentucky is the proud Southern state to say they are the FIRST to expand Medicaid to their constituents. The rest of the southern states are as usual in their quagmire of ill leadership. Lacking intelligence and integrity. Betting that they can keep their constituents ignorant of Obamacare long enough to get their vote one more time before they are exposed for the frauds that they are.
Jessie Benton, campaign manager for Mitch McConnell, is an excellent example of this hyped up fear mongering tactics of the RED’s. Observe his callow take on the wave of people that are not buying his fear mongering ways as he takes it a step up when he says; “Kentuckians are suspicious and deeply concerned about Obamacare, Any Democrat running in Kentucky in 2014 is going to be in a box: stand against your base, or endorse a policy that’s very unpopular and not working well.”
LOL when he knows there is that hurdle of the last showdown that the republicans failed at with a disapproval ratings by 74% of the nation holding them directly responsible for juvenile leadership with damaging consequences to our nation. Last estimated cost of damage is another $24 Billion increase to the national debt. AND they are so worried about the debt. Yeah Sure !
“To me this was a moral decision,” he said.“We’ve got 640,000 Kentuckians who don’t have access to any kind of affordable health care. The last ranking I saw, we’re 44th out of 50 in health status. You take any chronic disease or condition — heart disease, cancer, smoking, obesity, you name it — and we’re either the worst or close to the worst.” Here is a leader that is truly concerned for the failing state of affaires that the RED’s have infested his state with.
A State Commissioned Study on Governor Beshear expanded Medicaid financial strategy will reap $15.6 Billion and ad over 17,000 new jobs.
Of course republicans will demonize it, for after all, they are for the increasing wealth to their 1% lords and masters.

Poll: Growing Number of Republicans Dislike GOP
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/11/01/poll ...
Don't look behind you.....but you are leading a parade of vermin.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1017705 Nov 3, 2013
These factions of the right wing attract the fanatics of various biases. Many with little to no education beyond a book or two and the rest filled with Foxy Tabloid comic book facts. Examine them as the followers of such leadership that requires their subjects to remain naïve to reality. History has demonstrated many time over the fate of this demonizing ideology. Often time referred to them as the “Herd”…
Time to paint ourselves as the Indians of 1773 and run down to the voting booths this 2014 and cast out the Tea. Out unto the waters of political oblivion. Republicans of sound mind and integrity will help us in that endeavor.
Senator Susan Collins {R Traditionalist} of Main,“finds it baffling that it’s a small minority of our caucus, that is holding up going to conference, when our party for years, has argued that we need to have a budget. Without a House conference we can’t possibly complete action on it.”
Senator Marco Rubio {R Tea Party} of Florida argues that we should continue to support the ideology that ONE Senator can have the power to hold the USA Hostage and Ransom it off to what that Senator desires.
Democrats counter with the need of raising the debt ceiling to cover the cost of the Congresses’ expenditures. Republicans inability to produce a bill for a budget, mandates this process of hand to mouth budgeting scenarios. Ideologies of the Tea Party pirates lurking in the shadows .“Our Way Or The Highway reverberating through our Congressional Sacred Hallways.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1017706 Nov 3, 2013
Many are the ordeals of the oppressed. Of late it is beginning to all mix together. Pitting one against the other. Its source is INEQUALITY. Republicans favor increasing inequality. Not so much as the obvious methods but by your pocketbooks.
Inability to recognize how Obama is one of the first presidents to bring the issue of inequality out into the open. Bringing to the public for them to begin to observe what the price of inequality produces.
Eight million families evicted from their homes, life time savings wiped out, pensions lost, college graduates with thousands if not tens of thousands thrown to the ranks of the homeless, no jobs, etc. Most of all your concerns with the infrastructure’s corruption can be traced to this ideology of balanced inequality. Deregulated capitalism has already proven how this promotes the siphoning of wealth from the laborers productivity’s wealth to the few at the top. In vast differences in the proportions distributaries. Would you like the distributions numbers and their timeline. This will illuminate as to which of the two parties are responsible for continuously advocating the inequality policies of Austerity.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1017707 Nov 3, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
A growing rift within republican party is widening into a chasm! From the depths will their come rebirth or desolation?
Chasm widens. Will this give birth to the Progressive Grand Old Party?
Senator Ted Cruz {R Tea Party} from Texas has launched his desires for the 2016 presidenticy as has Marco Rubio {R Tea Party} of Florida.
Cruz has revealed as he says “ A dirty little secret, republicans {traditionalist} would like very much to cast a symbolic vote against raising the debt ceiling and nonetheless to allow our democrat friends on the left side of the aisle to raise the debt ceiling.”
Mike Lee {R Tea Party} and Ted Cruz prefer the hostage/ransom method to block any progress of the Congress. John McCain {R Traditional} disagrees as this will inflame the scenario of an up and down vote by the democrats. Who will then expand that to all Key issues.
Democrats begin to set the stage. Complaining of how the republicans are blocking or delaying confirmation of top White House nominees. Including Federal Judges. Accusing a small group are abusing their powers to block actions for our Congress to proceed with the governing of our Nation.
The Chasm Widens…
Chicken Little practicing for another big speech in the barnyard:)

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1017708 Nov 3, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Socialist? Yes we are. Only a naive would not comprehend that. From your sidewalk to the realms of outer space YOU support a socialism ideology to support your capitalism. All you are is a puppet of the fox making you a socialist RED neck. Now on to reality and away from your callow nonsense of this for that malarkey. Of which you have no knowledge of.
Tea Party validate their vindictive policies with various hyper false RED herrings. Example; IRS issue has always been used by all administrations dating back to F.D.R. Only difference with the Obama administration is that it started from the bottom up, as all others started from top down. Another red herring is Benghazi, and if you will remember Libya, lack of security issues. Considering it was the Tea Party leading with the Hue and Cry to deny Obama’s request for additional funds to increase security to our embassies’, right after the Libyan War. Now they PROJECT their errors onto the Executive branch. Using this to validate their need to hold Congress and the Nation into another Hostage/Ransom, Our Way or The Highway scenarios. Refusing any conferences that promotes a budget. Accusing democrats of over reach and obfuscation.??? Hmmm Paradox leadership.. Tea promotes Emperor ideologies.
Gazing at some of these comments I see people stating thoughts that they can not defend. Just what the Truth is, they can’t say anymore, nevermore…
Just flush the toilet and tell us goodbye, alright?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1017709 Nov 3, 2013
killtaker wrote:
A contrast...and why we are f'ed....
On the one had we have been blessed with this:
"Panis Angelicus Mirusia Louwerse André Rieu"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =aVL0ym51iYwXX
and then we have this:
"EBT card food stamp recipients ransack Wal-Mart stores, stealing carts full of food during federal computer glitch"
http://www.naturalnews.com/042479_ebt_cards_w...
http://www.naturalnews.com/042479_ebt_cards_w...
The Magic Negro promised to fundamentally change America and he did.

Theft is legal now both in Washington and anywhere an EBT Card is accepted.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1017710 Nov 3, 2013
America’s inequality;
“Rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.”
Illumination of this can be viewed within our USA. Increasing wealth, disproportional to the impoverished who are unable to maintain anequitable ratio in gains. Impoverished, at their best, stagnation of their share in laborers productivity. Increasingly eroding of their portions of share to their labors productivity. Increasing to the inequality and accelerating negatively to the impoverished.
Three decades of low wages, to the 90%, with a growth of 15%. Earnings increase to the 1% have been cruising at 150% increases as to the 0.1% are racing at 300% Greater acceleration of wealth accumulation has affected the wealth at the bottom.
Middle class bastion of secured wealth accumulation has been severely oppressed. Homes lost their values. Top 1% lost wealth but it was soon recovered. Middle class years later are just now experiencing a strangulated loss gain to their investments if not a total loss. Typical 1% held 225 times the wealth of the typical middle class household. Doubling the ratio experienced as they were in 1962 and 1983.
Prior to 2007 the 1% enjoyed accumulating 57% of the nations wealth. Producing an increase in capital income after 1979 some 7/8 while those in the 95% received less than 3% of the increment.
Consider for an example; Walton’s family of the Wal-Mart empire commands a wealth of 69.7 Billion. Compare this to the total wealth of the 30% of the entire population, of the impoverished within the USA.
“Good” middle class jobs have been eviscerated that required moderate skills, like autoworkers’ jobs, in ratio to the unskilled laborers. Where in at the top greater skill levels were required.
Polarization of the labor force. Collapse of good jobs has been in affect for the last 25 years. Wages have gone down, increasing disparity of inequality in favor of the 1%. Creating a downward spiral for the middle class laborer.
Presently as an example; Single earner of family of two children, in good health, manages to work 40 hours per week,{Presently Average working hours for Americans is at 34 hours} at a wage above minimum {$8.50/hr} Pays S.S. which reduces his earnings to $8.00. Yearly income is $16,640 for 2080 hr’s of labor.
Pays no income tax but his employer charges him $200 a month for health insurance, to cover entire family and employer picks up remaining $550 cost per month of the cost to health insurance. This results in a take home pay $14,240 a year. Luck on his side, finds an apartment for $700 month with all utilities included. Now this reduces yearly earnings to $5,840 to cover all family cost for the year. Add in a car with fuel, insurance and maintenance at $3,000 per year and what remains is $2840. Under $3.00 per individual per day. No entertainment and no buffer zone for accidents or lost of wages.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1017711 Nov 3, 2013

Along comes the “Great Recession” Safety nets cut! Miss rent due to loss wages and homelessness looms.
One Example of nets being cut and their affect; Many states cut child care. Average monthly child care for two children $1,433 per month to be subtracted from the $2,840 a month families income. Results in $1.30 per, person per day! Good old Walmart job. Guess who pays to subsidize those low wages? Food stamps, welfare, health care, etc. etc.
Let us now consider those who lost their jobs. Full time employment dropped by 8.7 million during November 2007 to November 2011. Just as 7 million were entering the workforce for jobs. Deficit to laborers employment can be calculated at 15 million. USA’s unemployment insurance one of the least in the western civilized nations. A safety net in dire need of repair overflowed and tore apart. Generally unemployment insurance was for 6
Months. In the “Great Recession” that was severely underestimated. Unemployment of 1 to 2 years more the norm and growing. Eligibility was used to eliminate sectors of the unemployed resulting in late 2011 inadequacies of only 38% of the unemployed were receiving benefits. 44% never received any benefits. Those receiving benefits, 70% of them, realized their benefits would not sustain them to the next employment. More than 50% of those receiving unemployment benefits, suffered emotional and health problems. Health Care is unavailable to the unemployed, compounding the seriousness of the issue. Middle aged unemployed lost hope of ever finding work. Optimism still high on 70% of all unemployed that they would find work within the next 12 months.. Alas American unemployment is emulating Europe’s long intervals of unemployment scenarios. Affect of lifelong earnings dwindling with every passing day of unemployment.
Insecurity enters the fray. Employed work with visions of pink slips being forth coming. Observing low levels of social protection administered to their fellow laborers exacerbated their insecurities and trust in a failed system. Pensions and health to be offered onto the altars of Wall Street!
Once it was a security to know your pension was secured through government policies that regulated corporations bearing the risk of stock markets investments and or the S.S. net of the government. Now this is under siege to transfer the pensions responsibilities to the laborers at an age where inexperience or a failing of comprehension is to decide and secure their pensions. Been there done that. Does not work out for the average retiree. Failure of that ideology was prevalent during the years before F.D.R.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1017713 Nov 3, 2013
Imagine had the laborer adhered to the analyst of Wall Street as the “Great Recession” started to blossom. Predatory schemes eating up all their life savings, with no nets to catch them from their fall, to the streets of desolation row. Just as what republicans advocate for our already polarizing labor forces and the increasing inequality of wealth. Note the millions that lost their life savings and or their homes, shelter, health, security with the minimal regulations that was able to blunt the full measure the full scope of the disaster. Now we are to remove even these weak and unreliable safety nets.
Weakness and disrepair to these nets produced losses to retirement accounts.$6.5 trillion loss in housing valuations. Minorities and those that fell prey to the predatory lending schemes were hit even harder. Predatory loans on individuals blew away the American dream for all of them, for decades if ever to return, to one more chance at the American dream. African Americans household lost 53% of their wealth. Hispanics lost 66% of their household wealth. Rendering their assets to less than 5% of the average white American’s. Average white American lost substantially, to $113,149 in 2009. A 16% loss of wealth.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1017714 Nov 3, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Many are the ordeals of the oppressed. Of late it is beginning to all mix together. Pitting one against the other. Its source is INEQUALITY. Republicans favor increasing inequality. Not so much as the obvious methods but by your pocketbooks.
Inability to recognize how Obama is one of the first presidents to bring the issue of inequality out into the open. Bringing to the public for them to begin to observe what the price of inequality produces.
Eight million families evicted from their homes, life time savings wiped out, pensions lost, college graduates with thousands if not tens of thousands thrown to the ranks of the homeless, no jobs, etc. Most of all your concerns with the infrastructure’s corruption can be traced to this ideology of balanced inequality. Deregulated capitalism has already proven how this promotes the siphoning of wealth from the laborers productivity’s wealth to the few at the top. In vast differences in the proportions distributaries. Would you like the distributions numbers and their timeline. This will illuminate as to which of the two parties are responsible for continuously advocating the inequality policies of Austerity.
Oh!, the Inhumanity! The Horror! Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo!

P-s-s-st-t-t! Bro! You got some Crack?
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1017715 Nov 3, 2013
Simply to deny does not give value to you reply. Poverty is growing. At present it is at 15% of our population. Having a TV or living within site of affluent neighbors does not feed them or educate them. Their hunger and deaths due to their poverty is what is real to them. Ignoring their plight and what is contributing to this increasing poverty is what is real to our society and our humanities. Your denial of its existence is merely your desire to remain in a delusional world. There are others who have faced the problem and have set an example for nations that are still without a solution, such as the USA.
Here is one of many, Sweden is doing just fine. As a matter of fact better than the USA for over a decade… Example average earner in Sweden of $50,000/yr and USA average earner of $50’000/yr. The Sweden has his Universal Education, Health paid for. USA earner has not.
C The Gini Coefficient
Gini is a measurement that is used to identify, mathematically, the inequality of individual nations. A rating of one {1} is considered perfect inequality, as a rating of zero {0} is perfect equality.
Nations such as Germany, Norway and Sweden have a Gini of .3 or less.
South Africa and Latin America have a .5 or above.
USA’s Gini in 1980 was .4 Presently it is at 4.77. This is according to the U.N.’s data. Rendering the USA in the category of nations such as Iran and Turkey.
USA’s inequality may be even worse than what the Gini indicates. In the advanced industrial nations, such as may be found in Europe and Scandinavian, their citizens have Universal Education, Universal Health Care from birth to death and large safety nets for securing the laborer’s income security. Where in as the USA, middle class on down have none of these benefits or a small fraction there of. Increasing the insecurity of their citizens in their jobs, homes, education and health.
Insecurity is manifested and fueled by the inequality factor. Greater the inequality the greater is the demise of that nation’s ability to survive in competition with an advanced industrial opponent. Insecurity will manifest emotional dysfunctional laborers quick to rebel. Productivity decreases.
Simply look around to the various nations and observe. Observe those that had a less or no recessions say during 2000 and 2013 that would be a good indicator they are doing something better than US.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali... video chart USA wealth Distributions.
Note with ever increasing inequality to the distributions of laborer’s productivity, poverty increases. That’s a blue clue… LOL

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1017716 Nov 3, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
America’s inequality;
“Rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.”
Illumination of this can be viewed within our USA. Increasing wealth, disproportional to the impoverished who are unable to maintain anequitable ratio in gains. Impoverished, at their best, stagnation of their share in laborers productivity. Increasingly eroding of their portions of share to their labors productivity. Increasing to the inequality and accelerating negatively to the impoverished.
Three decades of low wages, to the 90%, with a growth of 15%. Earnings increase to the 1% have been cruising at 150% increases as to the 0.1% are racing at 300% Greater acceleration of wealth accumulation has affected the wealth at the bottom.
Middle class bastion of secured wealth accumulation has been severely oppressed. Homes lost their values. Top 1% lost wealth but it was soon recovered. Middle class years later are just now experiencing a strangulated loss gain to their investments if not a total loss. Typical 1% held 225 times the wealth of the typical middle class household. Doubling the ratio experienced as they were in 1962 and 1983.
Prior to 2007 the 1% enjoyed accumulating 57% of the nations wealth. Producing an increase in capital income after 1979 some 7/8 while those in the 95% received less than 3% of the increment.
Consider for an example; Walton’s family of the Wal-Mart empire commands a wealth of 69.7 Billion. Compare this to the total wealth of the 30% of the entire population, of the impoverished within the USA.
“Good” middle class jobs have been eviscerated that required moderate skills, like autoworkers’ jobs, in ratio to the unskilled laborers. Where in at the top greater skill levels were required.
Polarization of the labor force. Collapse of good jobs has been in affect for the last 25 years. Wages have gone down, increasing disparity of inequality in favor of the 1%. Creating a downward spiral for the middle class laborer.
Presently as an example; Single earner of family of two children, in good health, manages to work 40 hours per week,{Presently Average working hours for Americans is at 34 hours} at a wage above minimum {$8.50/hr} Pays S.S. which reduces his earnings to $8.00. Yearly income is $16,640 for 2080 hr’s of labor.
Pays no income tax but his employer charges him $200 a month for health insurance, to cover entire family and employer picks up remaining $550 cost per month of the cost to health insurance. This results in a take home pay $14,240 a year. Luck on his side, finds an apartment for $700 month with all utilities included. Now this reduces yearly earnings to $5,840 to cover all family cost for the year. Add in a car with fuel, insurance and maintenance at $3,000 per year and what remains is $2840. Under $3.00 per individual per day. No entertainment and no buffer zone for accidents or lost of wages.
Hey,..if yer down, bro'...I can sell you a cheap straightjacket....brand new! Any color you want!

Marx Patches are extra, though:)
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1017717 Nov 3, 2013
.. Lets put the two parties to the numbers..
Inequality has demonstrated its destructive effects to our democracy through out history. Here and abroad. Here if we take the past 80 years and examine in detail what stimulates inequality distributions, we may define a tool to gage our vote. Identify who contributes to a greater distribution of our laborers productivity. One example is Obamacare. Effectively redistributing health cost with a progressive cost to premium in ratio to “income not health”.
The book,“ Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box. By Bob Deitreick and Lew Goldfarb” inspired the following;
Ever wonder which party is the party to attend to.
Promoting Inequality through the Income Gap, as one example, of many.

A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali... .


“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1017718 Nov 3, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Imagine had the laborer adhered to the analyst of Wall Street as the “Great Recession” started to blossom. Predatory schemes eating up all their life savings, with no nets to catch them from their fall, to the streets of desolation row. Just as what republicans advocate for our already polarizing labor forces and the increasing inequality of wealth. Note the millions that lost their life savings and or their homes, shelter, health, security with the minimal regulations that was able to blunt the full measure the full scope of the disaster. Now we are to remove even these weak and unreliable safety nets.
Weakness and disrepair to these nets produced losses to retirement accounts.$6.5 trillion loss in housing valuations. Minorities and those that fell prey to the predatory lending schemes were hit even harder. Predatory loans on individuals blew away the American dream for all of them, for decades if ever to return, to one more chance at the American dream. African Americans household lost 53% of their wealth. Hispanics lost 66% of their household wealth. Rendering their assets to less than 5% of the average white American’s. Average white American lost substantially, to $113,149 in 2009. A 16% loss of wealth.
Mad Magazine will hire you in a flash, Dood. Think about it.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1017720 Nov 3, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
nobama Gay posts number 1,456 and counting ;-)
Reveals a bit about nobama
"lyinglin"
You are saying president nobama is gay?
Peace
KMA

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1017721 Nov 3, 2013
Random poster...

Iphones over culture...

"It's ok. I was at The Metropolitan Museum last&#65279; spring looking at the Rembrandts (about 15) and was in a state of euphoria, while throngs of people queued up for the Alexander Wang show. Classicism has no place in such a materialistic culture. That's just the way it is. Untrained singers squealing a truncated version of "Nessun Dormat" is as good as it gets. The Met Opera won't publish their stats but I've been there on nights when the house is less than half full."

emilpoulain

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1017722 Nov 3, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Simply to deny does not give value to you reply. Poverty is growing. At present it is at 15% of our population. Having a TV or living within site of affluent neighbors does not feed them or educate them. Their hunger and deaths due to their poverty is what is real to them. Ignoring their plight and what is contributing to this increasing poverty is what is real to our society and our humanities. Your denial of its existence is merely your desire to remain in a delusional world. There are others who have faced the problem and have set an example for nations that are still without a solution, such as the USA.
Here is one of many, Sweden is doing just fine. As a matter of fact better than the USA for over a decade… Example average earner in Sweden of $50,000/yr and USA average earner of $50’000/yr. The Sweden has his Universal Education, Health paid for. USA earner has not.
C The Gini Coefficient
Gini is a measurement that is used to identify, mathematically, the inequality of individual nations. A rating of one {1} is considered perfect inequality, as a rating of zero {0} is perfect equality.
Nations such as Germany, Norway and Sweden have a Gini of .3 or less.
South Africa and Latin America have a .5 or above.
USA’s Gini in 1980 was .4 Presently it is at 4.77. This is according to the U.N.’s data. Rendering the USA in the category of nations such as Iran and Turkey.
USA’s inequality may be even worse than what the Gini indicates. In the advanced industrial nations, such as may be found in Europe and Scandinavian, their citizens have Universal Education, Universal Health Care from birth to death and large safety nets for securing the laborer’s income security. Where in as the USA, middle class on down have none of these benefits or a small fraction there of. Increasing the insecurity of their citizens in their jobs, homes, education and health.
Insecurity is manifested and fueled by the inequality factor. Greater the inequality the greater is the demise of that nation’s ability to survive in competition with an advanced industrial opponent. Insecurity will manifest emotional dysfunctional laborers quick to rebel. Productivity decreases.
Simply look around to the various nations and observe. Observe those that had a less or no recessions say during 2000 and 2013 that would be a good indicator they are doing something better than US.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali... video chart USA wealth Distributions.
Note with ever increasing inequality to the distributions of laborer’s productivity, poverty increases. That’s a blue clue… LOL
You are a Welfare Don Quixote tilting at ATMs with an EBT Card in hand while riding a big black baby momma.

Hollywood calls, baby:)

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1017724 Nov 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
at your age, Medicare for sure....
"John Galt"
I think you are wrong. I would bet that "real dumb" is on Medicaid.
Peace

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1017726 Nov 3, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
.. Lets put the two parties to the numbers..
Ma n'atu sole
cchiù bello, oje ne'.
O sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te!
O sole
O sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te!
sta 'nfronte a te!

Quanno fa notte e 'o sole se ne scenne,
me vene quase 'na malincunia;
sotto 'a fenesta toia restarria
quanno fa notte e 'o sole se ne scenne.

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