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#20434 Sep 18, 2013
JBH should remember, if he were to post unpopular lies in Iran, they would hunt him down and kill him.Here? No problem....
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#20435 Sep 18, 2013
Oh Yeah Sweden is doing just fine. As a matter of fact better than the USA for over a decade…
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 4.7. 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.

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#20436 Sep 18, 2013
Forand you idiot, you have no response to the post of Defiant? Ducking again?

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#20437 Sep 18, 2013
I wonder what percentage of GDP Sweden spends on....defense?

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#20439 Sep 18, 2013
Let's take this one fact at a time.....California average wages,56,000$ a year....Texas,45,000$a year.....California cost of living,43% HIGHER than Texas....in reality, you'd have more money in Texas, than California....Cost of living in California is third highest in country, Texas is 49th....

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#20440 Sep 18, 2013
This ones for Forand....Census Bureau has released New Supplemental Poverty Measure which factors in cost of living....This places California at 23.5 % poverty level...HIGHEST IN COUNTRY....TEXAS is at 16.5%.....proportionately....t here are 42% more poor people in California, than Texas....
Soft words

Laguna Niguel, CA

#20441 Sep 18, 2013
Any info on the Affordable Care Act?

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#20442 Sep 18, 2013
Claim...Texas ranks 45th in SAT scores. Less than half of students take the SAT, rendering it an unsound metric, even as Texas SAT participation has grown rapidly.The National Assessment of Educational Progress is a better measure because almost all students take it.NAEP results show that among the eight biggest states, Texas students are the best overall, placing at the TOP in every category,ethnically and racially as well. CALIFORNIA IS CONSISTENTLY LAST!

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#20443 Sep 18, 2013
Soft words wrote:
Any info on the Affordable Care Act?
Yes.It's not affordable.
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#20444 Sep 18, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
Forand you idiot, you have no response to the post of Defiant? Ducking again?
Ducking is just another tactic of moon bats like Blarney and Actardly. It fits right in with their twist and spin of "facts".
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#20447 Sep 19, 2013
Predatory lending and exploitation of the impoverished has surpassed historical records.
From the Pay Day loan sharking at 300% and up. To cabbies purchasing food stamps from the winos and selling back to them at .50 cents per cigarette or liens debts driven up from a $500. original debt to a $5,000 to take possession of real estate adventures. Used Car sales with 200% and up in interest ! Loan sharking was once illegal but the Bushwhackers have brought it all back. Now Obama with Elizabeth Warren want to have a shark hunting bounty on these predators. Guess who is Nay, Nay Naying?
Factors of inequality has not yet been added into this quagmire of predators roaming our streets legally through deregulated policies of our recent republican administration.
Presently the cost to our society has been demonstrated in the rise of the poverty within our nation. Something the Media shies away or ignores. May 2013 University of Michigan’s National Poverty Center wrapped their latest analysis on that subject.
Using the World Bank’s definition for poverty they found 1.65 million households, with 3.55 million children in residence, in the USA qualified for extreme poverty.
1996 poverty was at 636,000. This means they survive on less than $2 a day per person or $8 for a family of four.
N.Y.C. has reached a record high in June 2013 with 50,926 homeless seeking shelter according to the Coalition for the Homeless.
Middle class has lost approximately $5,000 in earnings stressing their obligations to keep their heads above water. Price of Inequality remains at increasing ratios that rewards the 1%.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...
Republicans pursue austerity for those below the 1%. Democrats pursue distributions of the 1%‘s accumulated ill conceived wealth.
2014 your vote.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#20448 Sep 19, 2013

Inequality numbers census.
Are you curious as to how much the Price For Inequality has cost you with the 2008 economic debacle? Right wing austerity for the 1% is your bill.
Find your category and figure it out. Enjoy your slide to …. Heh, heh I’ll leave that to your imaginations.
Inequality for the median and the impoverished has risen to favor the 1% with 40% gains in income. For the middle and below “Minus”- 6.1%.
Our median household income rose to $52,100 from its previous trough of $50,700 in 2011, remaining $2,400 lower with a 4.4% rate of inflation decline from its 2009 levels. Add the 1.8% Decline during the Great Recession and we get $3,400 below its December 2007 levels. That’s when the economic slump for the median and below began for them.
Largest decline went to the African American and Southerners who did not attend college.
Lower the income level the faster the rate of decline in earnings to Purchase Power as a percentage of real growth of the nations income. Gordon W. Green Jr. and John F. Coder of the Sentier Research that researches household income data stated and I quote; “Groups with low incomes tended to have steeper declines in income,” The preview of the official Census Bureau income statistics will be available in September of 2013. Sentier’s computations was based on the current population survey of 50,000 homes. Both of these sources have supported the conclusion of an increasing of inequality of economic dispersal. Going back years in its role of increasing inequality to favor the 1%.
President Obama at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois recognizes the problem of the increasing inequality within our nation. Stating “Even though our businesses are creating new jobs and have broken record profits, nearly all the income gains of the past 10 years have continued to flow to the top 1 percent. The average C.E.O. has gotten a raise of nearly 40 percent since 2009. The average American earns less than he or she did in 1999.”
Recent graduates with associates or bachelors degrees were no protected from the on slaught of the ever increasing inequality in lost income earnings purchasing powers.
Homes with a High School education experienced a 9.3% decline with $39,300 earnings. Associate graduate homes lost 8.6% to $56,400 and the Bachelor degree homes lost 6.5% to $84,700.
People under the age of 25 fell 9.6% to income earnings to $31,300
Those 25 to 34 lost 4.5%.
Those 35 to 44 lost 5.7%
Those 45 to 54 lost 2.5%
Those 55 to 64 lost 7%
Southern States showed largest declines. Losing 6.2% for earnings to $47,900.
Western States lost 5.2% for earnings to $56,400
Northeast States lost 3.9% for earnings to $56,800.
By adding, the declined lost of earnings to purchase power, to the 1% gains of{40%} and you can estimate how much inequality your particular sector experienced, for just this one last Great Recession. Final tally of the increase to inequality will not be available until at least 2020.
Republicans have mathematically exposed themselves for over 80 years to be responsible for increasing inequality through various austerity polices that they support.
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali...
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#20449 Sep 19, 2013
Every time you post a source, I look at IT'S sources. neweconomy directors, you can keep. One guy is a gardener. Doesn't impress me.
xerox

Loudon, TN

#20450 Sep 19, 2013
More and more it looks like Obama is destroying America.In Obama's America, we will all be equal alright.equally destitute.
xerox

Loudon, TN

#20451 Sep 19, 2013
California is in appalling shape.Liberals should ask themselves some hard questions..
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#20452 Sep 19, 2013
"Rift Deepens Over Latest Plan for Europe’s Banks" and the fracture begins..nytimes.com
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#20453 Sep 19, 2013
Does any of this surprise you?

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#20454 Sep 19, 2013
Dang wrote:
Every time you post a source, I look at IT'S sources. neweconomy directors, you can keep. One guy is a gardener. Doesn't impress me.
...but yet instead of providing any type of rebuttal from YOUR sources you just make unfounded claims about their source.

Typical

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#20456 Sep 19, 2013
Carl's Jr is fed up with California. it cost 250 thousand more dollars to build a restaurant in California than in Texas. they plan to maintain their presence in California While greatly increasing their presence in Texas. they also say that due to regulations they find it hard to run their stores in California. they said Texas has far fewer regulatory restrictions.

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#20457 Sep 19, 2013
Holy crap! I just checked Forand's New Economy sources! omg!! What a collection of left-wing nut-jobs! One of them was a gardener! The rest were just plain freaks! No validity whatsoever!

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