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Study shows N.M. has highest income inequality gap nationwide

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WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Nov 18, 2012
Democrats have controlled and ruined this great state for decades!

Since: Oct 08

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#2 Nov 18, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
Democrats have controlled and ruined this great state for decades!
anything the democraps touch turns to shit...detroit, california, new york, chicago and the list goes on...
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Nov 18, 2012
According to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, the richest five percent of households in New Mexico had average income almost 17 times higher than the bottom 20 percent of people from 2008-2010.

The average income for the poorest 20 percent of households is just more than $16,000, while the average income for the richest 5 percent is more than $270,000.

The study said a big problem is that high-paying jobs continue to grow in wages but wages for middle and low-income jobs often remain stagnant, leaving a problem with wage disparities.

"I don't think there's enough high-paying jobs but I don't think we have the industry to offer the pay," Las Crucen Cheri Frietze said. "I think unless you work for the state or the city, the jobs aren't here."

This is what happens when you send jobs overseas and austerity programs. As I recall this was the result of the Republican hit jobs starting with union busting. Most of the growth has been between the middle class and top earners, with the disparity becoming more extreme the further one goes up in the income distribution.
The Answer

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Nov 18, 2012
Its a rich mans world. the rest of us just are slaves to the rich. History has shown that is how our world works, it wont change. So just learn to love it.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Nov 18, 2012
The Answer wrote:
Its a rich mans world. the rest of us just are slaves to the rich. History has shown that is how our world works, it wont change. So just learn to love it.
I disagree with your conclusion. We can change it, but it will take hard work and a fight to change our system to the point that it also works for the middle class. Occupy Wall Street is already on it, but it needs to expand throughout the whole country to be effective.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#6 Nov 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
According to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, the richest five percent of households in New Mexico had average income almost 17 times higher than the bottom 20 percent of people from 2008-2010.
The average income for the poorest 20 percent of households is just more than $16,000, while the average income for the richest 5 percent is more than $270,000.
The study said a big problem is that high-paying jobs continue to grow in wages but wages for middle and low-income jobs often remain stagnant, leaving a problem with wage disparities.
"I don't think there's enough high-paying jobs but I don't think we have the industry to offer the pay," Las Crucen Cheri Frietze said. "I think unless you work for the state or the city, the jobs aren't here."
This is what happens when you send jobs overseas and austerity programs. As I recall this was the result of the Republican hit jobs starting with union busting. Most of the growth has been between the middle class and top earners, with the disparity becoming more extreme the further one goes up in the income distribution.
Poor Gorky, still trying to sell that old thinking cap of yours, So now from Gorky only republicans sent American jobs overseas. Just wonder how thast happens when we have a divided house and senate that write these regulations and vote on them. Is it only republicans who created the highest coporate tax rate on this planet....

Now we know Unions are the problem, Look at Education, Low wage job are plentiful because NM graduation rate are so low and they just give up and go to work flipping burgers, working for there older family members making minimum wage, and not 1 single union member take any "I built this" philospohy.

But it is all right, Your type and the takers have voted, and all will be right, Obama is in the house...
bingo

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
According to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, the richest five percent of households in New Mexico had average income almost 17 times higher than the bottom 20 percent of people from 2008-2010.
The average income for the poorest 20 percent of households is just more than $16,000, while the average income for the richest 5 percent is more than $270,000.
The study said a big problem is that high-paying jobs continue to grow in wages but wages for middle and low-income jobs often remain stagnant, leaving a problem with wage disparities.
"I don't think there's enough high-paying jobs but I don't think we have the industry to offer the pay," Las Crucen Cheri Frietze said. "I think unless you work for the state or the city, the jobs aren't here."
This is what happens when you send jobs overseas and austerity programs. As I recall this was the result of the Republican hit jobs starting with union busting. Most of the growth has been between the middle class and top earners, with the disparity becoming more extreme the further one goes up in the income distribution.
Uneducated mexicans=cheap labor
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Nov 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
According to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, the richest five percent of households in New Mexico had average income almost 17 times higher than the bottom 20 percent of people from 2008-2010.
The average income for the poorest 20 percent of households is just more than $16,000, while the average income for the richest 5 percent is more than $270,000.
The study said a big problem is that high-paying jobs continue to grow in wages but wages for middle and low-income jobs often remain stagnant, leaving a problem with wage disparities.
"I don't think there's enough high-paying jobs but I don't think we have the industry to offer the pay," Las Crucen Cheri Frietze said. "I think unless you work for the state or the city, the jobs aren't here."
This is what happens when you send jobs overseas and austerity programs. As I recall this was the result of the Republican hit jobs starting with union busting. Most of the growth has been between the middle class and top earners, with the disparity becoming more extreme the further one goes up in the income distribution.
Did the Democrat Union of Hostess send those jobs overseas? You liberals always get what you desereve. You ignorant people have been voting democrat for your ENTIRE life yet you whine every year how your life is not getting any better. Maybe, just maybe it's the people you vote for that keep you down.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Nov 19, 2012
The Answer wrote:
Its a rich mans world. the rest of us just are slaves to the rich. History has shown that is how our world works, it wont change. So just learn to love it.
YOU get what you want! Enjoy your hope and change! LOL!
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Nov 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree with your conclusion. We can change it, but it will take hard work and a fight to change our system to the point that it also works for the middle class. Occupy Wall Street is already on it, but it needs to expand throughout the whole country to be effective.
There are many middle class people doing just fine. Maybe you should learn how to manage your life and finances better!
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Nov 19, 2012
There is no middle class here. What do you folks call middle class,$20K a year?

I was making that money in 1976. And back then, brand new cars were $5K Which I bought myself one, fresh off the showroom floor.

Hom many middle class people hee in this shithole state today, can walk into a dealership, point their fingers at a brand new car, and say "I want that one!"

Not unless the husband and wife are both working two jobs. And also doing work for pay under the table.

"The Amedican Dream?" It's gone the way of the Do Do Bird.

Two-three years from now, there'll be some lawyer, doctor, mayor, senator, begging me to let them wash my car windows for a buck, just like it is down in Juarez at current day.

Or, asking to do "other" things. Use your
imagination.

Wlecome to another 4 years of pain, and disparity, compliments of the muslim foreign born traitor sitting in the White House.

Welcome to the final destruction of Amedica!

How's that "Hope and Change" working out for you?
John

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Nov 19, 2012
Heisenberg wrote:
There is no middle class here. What do you folks call middle class,$20K a year?
I was making that money in 1976. And back then, brand new cars were $5K Which I bought myself one, fresh off the showroom floor.
Hom many middle class people hee in this shithole state today, can walk into a dealership, point their fingers at a brand new car, and say "I want that one!"
Not unless the husband and wife are both working two jobs. And also doing work for pay under the table.
"The Amedican Dream?" It's gone the way of the Do Do Bird.
Two-three years from now, there'll be some lawyer, doctor, mayor, senator, begging me to let them wash my car windows for a buck, just like it is down in Juarez at current day.
Or, asking to do "other" things. Use your
imagination.
Wlecome to another 4 years of pain, and disparity, compliments of the muslim foreign born traitor sitting in the White House.
Welcome to the final destruction of Amedica!
How's that "Hope and Change" working out for you?
I consider our household middle income -$70,000 a year.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Nov 19, 2012
Heisenberg wrote:
There is no middle class here. What do you folks call middle class,$20K a year?
I was making that money in 1976. And back then, brand new cars were $5K Which I bought myself one, fresh off the showroom floor.
Hom many middle class people hee in this shithole state today, can walk into a dealership, point their fingers at a brand new car, and say "I want that one!"
Not unless the husband and wife are both working two jobs. And also doing work for pay under the table.
"The Amedican Dream?" It's gone the way of the Do Do Bird.
Two-three years from now, there'll be some lawyer, doctor, mayor, senator, begging me to let them wash my car windows for a buck, just like it is down in Juarez at current day.
Or, asking to do "other" things. Use your
imagination.
Wlecome to another 4 years of pain, and disparity, compliments of the muslim foreign born traitor sitting in the White House.
Welcome to the final destruction of Amedica!
How's that "Hope and Change" working out for you?
There are plenty of Middle Class Americans in this town. The base pays well, those border guards at those checkpoints make 100K a year and on and on and on. They just built a brand new Toyata dealership north of town, I see new vehicles on the major car lots if they were not selling them they wouldn't have them. Houses in this town haven't taken a big hit like in most places. There are plenty of big nice houses being occupied by Middle Class people. Your American dream may be gone and exactly what was that a move back to Chicago from New Mexico? LOL! But the American dream for the Middle Class is alive and well!
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Nov 24, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
Democrats have controlled and ruined this great state for decades!
I don't think political parties can be held responsible for the income disparity in New Mexico. Capitalism is the more likely source. Capitalists like low wages for their employees.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#15 Nov 24, 2012
Gorky wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think political parties can be held responsible for the income disparity in New Mexico. Capitalism is the more likely source. Capitalists like low wages for their employees.
You are so right, it is not the political parties sent to Sante Fe that makes the laws, regulations, rules, that govern all in New Mexico, it must be the fault of those conservative business owners who pay low wages, We need a state wide living wage of $15.00 per hour so we can raise the poor level of living....

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