Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins another term

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Republican Gov. Rick Perry has defeated Democrat Bill White to win a third four-year term as Texas governor.
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Regional income Gini indices
World income Gini index since 1800s
Gini coefficients of social development
Gini coefficient of education
Gini coefficient of opportunity
Gini coefficients and income mobility
Gini coefficient has features that make it useful as a measure of dispersion in a population, and inequalities in particular.[45] It is a ratio analysis method making it easier to interpret. It also avoids references to a statistical average or position unrepresentative of most of the population, such as per capita income or gross domestic product. For a given time interval, Gini coefficient can therefore be used to compare diverse countries and different regions or groups within a country; for example states, counties, urban versus rural areas, gender and ethnic groups. Gini coefficients can be used to compare income distribution over time, thus it is possible to see if inequality is increasing or decreasing independent of absolute incomes.

Other useful features of Gini coefficient include:[46][47][48]

Anonymity: it does not matter who the high and low earners are.
Scale independence: the Gini coefficient does not consider the size of the economy, the way it is measured, or whether it is a rich or poor country on average.
Population independence: it does not matter how large the population of the country is.
Transfer principle: if income (less than the difference), is transferred from a rich person to a poor person the resulting distribution is more equal.
The Gini coefficient is a relative measure. Its proper use and interpretation is controversial.[49] Mellor explains[50] it is possible for the Gini coefficient of a developing country to rise (due to increasing inequality of income) while the number of people in absolute poverty decreases. This is because the Gini coefficient measures relative, not absolute, wealth. Kwok concludes[51] that changing income inequality, measured by Gini coefficients, can be due to structural changes in a society such as growing population (baby booms, aging populations, increased divorce rates, extended family households splitting into nuclear families, emigration, immigration) and income mobility. Gini coefficients are simple, and this simplicity can lead to oversights and can confuse the comparison of different populations; for example, while both Bangladesh (per capita income of $1,693) and the Netherlands (per capita income of $42,183) had an income Gini index of 0.31 in 2010,[52] the quality of life, economic opportunity and absolute income in these countries are very different, i.e. countries may have identical Gini coefficients, but differ greatly in wealth. Basic necessities may be available to all in a developed economy, while in an undeveloped economy with the same Gini coefficient, basic necessities may be unavailable to most or unequally available, due to lower absolute wealth.
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Diversity index
Economic inequality
Human Poverty Index
Pareto distribution
Robin Hood index



ROC analysis
Social welfare provision
Suits index
Utopia
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List of countries by distribution of wealth
List of countries by income equality
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My point being, the world societies are different and fluctuating inconstantly. Why even bother with GINI?

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Once again HE NEVER SAID AMERICA WASN'T A CHRISTIAN NATION. He was into Deism and the moral philosophy of Christianity. He refered to himself as a Christian true to the genuine precepts of Jesus. Initialy he supported a ban on members of the clergy holding public office but later changed that view as members of the clergy have the same rights as any other citizen. Actually you are an idiot, believe what ever in the hell you chose to believe. Follow Obama blindly, the rest of us will no longer concern ourselves wth him in about three years. At that time he will become the same type of unpleasant memory as Bush. We did survive Bush and we will survive Obama.
Fine if you would like to split hairs as such, The other lie made was this:

First President to go on multiple global apology tours-including bowing to foreign rulers.

Show which tour, DATE AND LOCATION Where President Obama apologized, you actually said "I apologize for....?"

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He said....not you said

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Let's examine another:

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

First off which elected officials were replaced by czars? Can you name these alleged 45?
Now on czar appointments:

Sadly the most recent list of czars appointed by Obama is wiki, the next current is 2011.

Using wiki's information he has appointed 43 czars (which nullifies the 45 claim)

Bush on the other hand appointed 49 during his administration.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._exe...
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It wasn't splitting hairs, just stating the facts. As to apologies, after some of the crap Bush pulled some were in order, there is nothing wrong with an apology when you were wrong. As to bowing, in some cultures it take the place of a hand shake, and there is nothing wrong with it when done in the proper context. Obama isn't the first to do some of those things and he probably won't be the last. Like I stated before Three more years and we will be rid of him.
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It wasn't splitting hairs, just stating the facts. As to apologies, after some of the crap Bush pulled some were in order, there is nothing wrong with an apology when you were wrong. As to bowing, in some cultures it take the place of a hand shake, and there is nothing wrong with it when done in the proper context. Obama isn't the first to do some of those things and he probably won't be the last. Like I stated before Three more years and we will be rid of him.
You are all wrong.

Bowing was started by fågs. It is a symbolic way of telling one's superior, "I am here ready to blow you if your lordship so desires."
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Shows how much you don't know. It was a sign of respect. Kings often bowed to one another, lords bowed to ladies, and warriors of many cultuires bowed to one another as a sign of respect for a courageous enemy. Much the same as a salute.

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It wasn't splitting hairs, just stating the facts. As to apologies, after some of the crap Bush pulled some were in order, there is nothing wrong with an apology when you were wrong. As to bowing, in some cultures it take the place of a hand shake, and there is nothing wrong with it when done in the proper context. Obama isn't the first to do some of those things and he probably won't be the last. Like I stated before Three more years and we will be rid of him.
It was splitting hairs. Did you find where and When Obama apologized yet? Good luck because it never happened.
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To bow is to acknowledge, recognize, revere, salute, or lastly submitt. The circumstance determines the symbolic nature of a particular bow. Never watched a karate match have you?
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….. The Summer of 2013
Summer recess for the Congress is a time for senators to languish with their constituents‘. House leadership of the Republican Representatives has rewarded us with the most dysfunctional House in the nations history. Republicans offers a mere token representing leadership. Bipartisan passing Obama’s policy on reforming student loans. 392 to 31. The 31 remain in their dysfunctional ideology of their making, sipping their tea, as progress passed them by.
Luke Messer representative of Indiana praised the student loan deal as a triumph of both policy and politics. Hoping this will appease the anger and disapproval of the constituents’ towards the House’s infamous lack of leadership.
Messer goes on to say ;“It’s a great victory for taxpayers, because taxpayers won’t be forced to subsidize student loan rates that are arbitrarily set by politicians,” Mr. Messer said.“This, I hope, opens the door to potential compromises on some of the other big issues that we have before us that we have to deal with in the next several months. This proves Washington can work.”
Such solemn devotion which was lacking when they allowed student loans to double in interest payments. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Mass. was the principle advocate for having student loans fixated to the interest rate that the Treasury loans to banks. Something Messer and his colleagues continuously rejected. Now as the fact of up coming elections and facing their constituents they become solemn in their desires for this bipartisan leadership to continue unto other issue in the fall.
Some constituents find this too little too late. Others take a wait and see as 2014 approaches.
Will these representatives finally suppress “Austerity” and render support to the middle and the improvised? Promises, promises, promises of the politician.
Questions will haunt them on the issues of immigration. Why have Republican Representatives have no plan on immigration as the Senate has passed an Immigration Bill back in June?
Overhaul of the “Austerity” driven tax code again strangulated by Republicans Representatives. What’s the problem?
As Obama demonstrates the effective fast reduction of the nations debt; Why does the Republican Representatives find this budget unacceptable?
Obamacare has recently be evaluated as successful through out the nation. Benefits have emerged, on a Republican water downed Health Care system, that they now continue to obstruct its implementation.
Why on the same day Republicans Representatives pass the student loan deal they abruptly return to shot down the proposal for a $44.1 Billion funding bill on transportation and housing, that would aid the impoverished with jobs and housing. Republicans Representatives prefer cutting aid to our improvised from the normal allocation of $3.3 billion to $1.6 billion level which is lower than it was first introduced by President Gerald R. Ford!
Representative Hal Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who leads the Appropriations Committee, stated that the House could not pass spending bills that complied with overall financing levels set in its own “austere” budget plan. Republicans desires for “Austerity” is now politically publicly admitted.
This explains the reluctance for our graduates. All of the Republican proposals demanded higher interest rates tied to inflation rates or political desires.???
Republican Representatives for “Austerity” will have a warm summer greeting.





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<quoted text>" It was the president’s first concrete proposal in an economic offensive that he inaugurated last week in Illinois to set his terms for coming budget battles with the Republican-controlled House.
But only the packaging was new. The president essentially cobbled together two existing initiatives that have been stalled in Congress: corporate tax changes and his plan to create jobs through education, training, and public works projects.
Mr. Obama outlined the terms of his tax plan in early 2012 during the presidential election, when he said the corporate tax rate would be reduced to 28 percent, from 35 percent, with a lower rate of 25 percent for manufacturing firms.
While the president presented the proposal as a concession, Republicans dismissed it more acidly than usual.“It’s the opposite of a concession,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio.
In the Republicans’ view, Mr. Obama’s offer was less of a “grand bargain” than an effort to extract a new fiscal stimulus program with money from a corporate tax cut that would end up, for accounting reasons, initially generating billions of dollars of revenue for the government."
Dang Nab IT what is your point?

Dang’s paste and copy reply; While the president presented the proposal as a concession, Republicans dismissed it more acidly than usual.“It’s the opposite of a concession,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio.

In the Republicans’ view, Mr. Obama’s offer was less of a “grand bargain” than an effort to extract a new fiscal stimulus program with money from a corporate tax cut that would end up, for accounting reasons, initially generating billions of dollars of revenue for the government."

How the proposal originated is not the issue. Brendan Buck is merely seeking to distract and evade the issue. Have you heard Boehner is so fed up with his party he will not run and will retire?
Yes I remember the “Grand Bargain” deal the republicans shot down as they are still doing? Raising revenue for the government to pay its debt is unacceptable by the republicans.??
Here is another example of the “Austerity” desires that republicans cherish; Representative Hal Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who leads the Appropriations Committee, stated “that the House could not pass spending bills that complied with overall financing levels set in its own “austere” budget plan.”
Republicans desires for “Austerity” is now politically publicly admitted. All for the 1% has been and remains their objective.
Which brings us back to “What is your point”??? Dang Nab It..!

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Actually I wasn't talking about an apology when I made that statement. I do not care if he made an apology or not, I do not care if he bowed or not. When I said I was not spliting hair I was speaking about Jefferson, DUMBA$$.
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"For the late 2000s, the United States had the 4th highest measure of income inequality out of the 34 OECD countries measured, after taxes and transfers had been taken into account.[22] The table below presents the Gini indices for household income, without including the effect of taxes and transfers, for the United States at various times, according to the US Census Bureau.[23][24][25][26] The Gini values are a national composite, with significant variations in Gini between the states. The states of Utah, Alaska and Wyoming have a pre-tax income inequality Gini coefficient that is 10% lower than the U.S. average, while Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico 10% higher. After including the effects of federal and state taxes, the U.S. Federal Reserve estimates 34 states in the USA have a Gini coefficient between 0.30 and 0.35, with the state of Maine the lowest.[27] At the county and municipality levels, the pre-tax Gini index ranged from 0.21 to 0.65 in 2010 across the United States, according to Census Bureau estimates.[28]"
Excellent you are actually doing some research. HOWEVER I prefer observations from sources that are independent and with little biases to their investigations. Difficult to appreciate what we think of ourselves as being accurate. U.N. and World Bank are two sources that observes from the outside in. Speculate they would be closer to the reality of our situation. Our National inequality remains at .47 if not higher. Addressing the issues’ of inequality is a most important question that we must sincerely address. Fate of the nation will be determined by the Liberal International Free Trade Markets globalization ideology. Orthodox Communism fell specifically due to their inability to compete in the Free Markets. Just as corrupted or lax regulated democratic capitalism is discovering.
Greater the inequality, in the distribution of laborer’s productivity distributions, the greater their fate will be to embrace failure.
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Dang wrote:
Regional income Gini indices
World income Gini index since 1800s
Gini coefficients of social development
Gini coefficient of education
Gini coefficient of opportunity
Gini coefficients and income mobility
Gini coefficient has features that make it useful as a measure of dispersion in a population, and inequalities in particular.[45] It is a ratio analysis method making it easier to interpret. It also avoids references to a statistical average or position unrepresentative of most of the population, such as per capita income or gross domestic product. For a given time interval, Gini coefficient can therefore be used to compare diverse countries and different regions or groups within a country; for example states, counties, urban versus rural areas, gender and ethnic groups. Gini coefficients can be used to compare income distribution over time, thus it is possible to see if inequality is increasing or decreasing independent of absolute incomes.
Other useful features of Gini coefficient include:[46][47][48]
Anonymity: it does not matter who the high and low earners are.
Scale independence: the Gini coefficient does not consider the size of the economy, the way it is measured, or whether it is a rich or poor country on average.
Population independence: it does not matter how large the population of the country is.
Transfer principle: if income (less than the difference), is transferred from a rich person to a poor person the resulting distribution is more equal.
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Yes good research. Now observe it relates not necessarily pertain to wealth but to the security of the constituents‘ policies. Gini grants you a wish. Some choose wealth and others security and yet others peace as well as for those war hawks. It remains a tool by which we can observe the nature of the organizations. Identifying sectors of strength as well a sectors of weakness. It is not the all to say all to inequality. It is one observational tool that defines a growing weakness in our Nation. Here in the USA it identifies the disparity of our laborers’ productivity distributions that is not aligned to our wealth distribution. There in is the crux of the Gini as it pertains to our wealth distributions. You can use Gini for a variety organizations and businesses for a variety areas one may choose to investigate.
“ Transfer principle: if income (less than the difference), is transferred from a rich person to a poor person the resulting distribution is more equal”
This is what we are concerned with here in the USA. The 1% have totally abused income to transfer difference. Huge incomes they have with little to no transfer to the poor person. Gini exposes this particular scenario in this USA as inequality is increasing.
Bangladesh good example of how wealth is not the identifying strength. Rather its distributions of prosperity and security to its populace as it is with Netherland. Now go one step further and observe how did each weather the Great Recession in growth {GDP} in comparison to each other and some others like Sweden and the USA during the years of 2000 and 2010. This will bring into focus the role Gini plays. Note cultural variations as you do so.
Hint Sweden performed had superior growth as compared to the Wealthy USA. Gini .3 with a GDP growth of average 2.6% to GDP.
USA with all its Wealth with a Gini of .47 and a average growth rate to GDP of 1.85%.…;USA suffered and is continuing with the aftershocks of the Great Recession as Sweden had no recession during the Great Recession. All the while they maintained their Universal Education, Universal Health Care and covered all pensions and unemployed scenarios.
As the title implies, the Gini grants you what you wish for. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Old saying “Be careful for what you wish for”
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Go vote
Yeah, that solves everything. When you have nothing but rotten apples to vote for, guess what wins?.
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