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This Started In 2008 Under a Republican George W.Bush.

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Union Lady

Cookeville, TN

#1 Jan 22, 2013
This Started In 2008 Under a Republican George W.Bush.

Data showed that the top 20 percent of Americans received 48 percent of all income while those in the bottom 20 percent got less than 5 percent.

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Common DreamsInequality Rages as Dwindling Wages Lock Millions in Poverty
New study shows just how hard 'working poor' got hit in wake of 2008 crisis
- Jon Queally, staff writer
The official unemployment rate in the US may be slowly ticking down, but the rank of those who classify as 'the working poor' has continued to skyrocket, according to a new report.

A server waits on customers. Hit hardest by the trend of stagnant wages are those in service industries, like retail jobs, food preparation, clerical work and customer assistance.(Jeff Adkins/For the Chicago Tribune) Along with overall income inequality growth in the US, a new report by Working Poor Families Project says that over 200,000 families fell into poverty in 2011 even with both parents working.

National job growth saw a recovery from the worst days following the 2008 housing crash and subsequent financial crisis, but even as the recession ebbed in some areas or for some groups, many middle class or lower-middle class workers who returned to employment did so with much reduced wages.

As lead author of the report, Brandon Roberts, points out in an op-ed at Reuters on Tuesday:

These are not just the unemployed. Rather they are families that, despite having a working adult in the home, earn less than twice the federal poverty income threshold – a widely recognized measure of family self-sufficiency. They are working, but making too little to build economically secure lives. And their number has grown steadily over the past five years.

They are cashiers and clerks, nursing assistants and lab technicians, truck drivers and waiters. Either they are unable to find good, full-time jobs, or their incomes are inadequate and their prospects for advancement are poor.

The report, which analyzed figures from the US Census in 2011, determined that nearly 10.4 million such families - or 47.5 million Americans - now live near poverty, defined as earning less than $45,622 for a family of four.

And Reuters reports:

The group's analysis adds to the body of data focused on the slipping U.S. middle class even as there are signs of the nation's economy slowly coming back to life with improvements in the housing sector and lower unemployment rate.

For some Americans, the comeback has yet to begin.

Data showed that the top 20 percent of Americans received 48 percent of all income while those in the bottom 20 percent got less than 5 percent, the report said.

The analysis also found regional differences.

States in the South, such as Georgia and South Carolina, and those in the West, such as Arizona and Nevada, had the greatest increase in the number of working poor. The increase was slower in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

"It's important to draw attention to the fact that there are real families behind those statistics," said Alan Essig, who heads the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, adding that his state is still struggling with housing and unemployment.

And the Washington Post adds:

The growth in the ranks of the working poor coincides with continued growth in income inequality. Many of the occupations experiencing the fastest job growth during the recovery also pay poorly. Among them are retail jobs, food preparation, clerical work and customer assistance.
isone

Cookeville, TN

#2 Jan 23, 2013
You are as full of it as a Christmas turkey.

You just like that traitor(obama) because he stole GM from the shareholders & gave it to the union.

obama is bad for America.

fact is.... obama is an out & out traitor to every American.
Democrat Joseph C Smith

Livingston, TN

#3 Jan 23, 2013
Union Lady is right, Bush destroyed everything he could before he left office, if you with the short memories will remember He only had A favorable rating of 17% when he left office . you sound like A white Supremist! are you?
Beth

Jamestown, TN

#4 Jan 23, 2013
Democrat Joseph C Smith wrote:
Union Lady is right, Bush destroyed everything he could before he left office, if you with the short memories will remember He only had A favorable rating of 17% when he left office . you sound like A white Supremist! are you?
Mrs. Smith has returned.....again! According to Democrats, all Republicans are white supremists!
Democrat Joseph C Smith

Livingston, TN

#5 Jan 23, 2013
Her Father-in-law
Democrat Joseph C Smith

Livingston, TN

#6 Jan 23, 2013
isone wrote:
You are as full of it as a Christmas turkey.
You just like that traitor(obama) because he stole GM from the shareholders & gave it to the union.
obama is bad for America.
fact is.... obama is an out & out traitor to every American.
Do you believe this crap ? Mr. or Ms.
Boo Boo

Rickman, TN

#7 Jan 23, 2013
You must really be a Smith never saw one that wasn't inbred . Your Mom and Dad are brother and sister I know but that's no excuse you being so dumb . Wake up it's not Bush's fault .
Beth

Jamestown, TN

#8 Jan 23, 2013
Democrat Joseph C Smith wrote:
Her Father-in-law
How hard was it to brain wash her?
real truth

Jamestown, TN

#9 Jan 23, 2013
Boo Boo wrote:
You must really be a Smith never saw one that wasn't inbred . Your Mom and Dad are brother and sister I know but that's no excuse you being so dumb . Wake up it's not Bush's fault .
You are right, he was to dumb, he was a republican slave.
Democrat Joseph C Smith

Livingston, TN

#10 Jan 23, 2013
I was there, were you?my mother and father have been buried for a long time,I dont appreciate your scum mouth degrading my parents? would you like to come and say that to my face?Boo Boo!
Democrat Joseph C Smith

Livingston, TN

#11 Jan 23, 2013
You ppl. dont remember crooked Bush And Enron...Ken Lay7 Skilling Anderson.... the day enron filed bankruptcy the workers in houston were given half hour to pack up there desks and get out, they were penniless ,shares worth $1 everything gone, everything! Bush had already socked billions away in the Caymens, lives destroyed, suicides heart attacks, some of us know Bush better than others, and yes I did vote for him the first time.
Democrat Joseph C Smith

Livingston, TN

#12 Jan 23, 2013
Beth wrote:
<quoted text>
How hard was it to brain wash her?
just the other way around, one fantastic hell of a human being, when her husband, my son passed away the day after he cleaned his desk out (he was a civil Engineer) she showed the rest of us how to survive none of us would not have made it if not for her...she was tough on all of us hating bush she thrived on hating him, was able to hold down three jobs at one time hate made her a survivor still does.
crawdad

Livingston, TN

#14 Jan 24, 2013
Joe this is Overton County the land of the thinkless humans and know nothing people..
John

Livingston, TN

#15 Feb 2, 2013
Union Lady wrote:
This Started In 2008 Under a Republican George W.Bush.
Data showed that the top 20 percent of Americans received 48 percent of all income while those in the bottom 20 percent got less than 5 percent.
Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Common DreamsInequality Rages as Dwindling Wages Lock Millions in Poverty
New study shows just how hard 'working poor' got hit in wake of 2008 crisis
- Jon Queally, staff writer
The official unemployment rate in the US may be slowly ticking down, but the rank of those who classify as 'the working poor' has continued to skyrocket, according to a new report.
A server waits on customers. Hit hardest by the trend of stagnant wages are those in service industries, like retail jobs, food preparation, clerical work and customer assistance.(Jeff Adkins/For the Chicago Tribune) Along with overall income inequality growth in the US, a new report by Working Poor Families Project says that over 200,000 families fell into poverty in 2011 even with both parents working.
National job growth saw a recovery from the worst days following the 2008 housing crash and subsequent financial crisis, but even as the recession ebbed in some areas or for some groups, many middle class or lower-middle class workers who returned to employment did so with much reduced wages.
As lead author of the report, Brandon Roberts, points out in an op-ed at Reuters on Tuesday:
These are not just the unemployed. Rather they are families that, despite having a working adult in the home, earn less than twice the federal poverty income threshold – a widely recognized measure of family self-sufficiency. They are working, but making too little to build economically secure lives. And their number has grown steadily over the past five years.
They are cashiers and clerks, nursing assistants and lab technicians, truck drivers and waiters. Either they are unable to find good, full-time jobs, or their incomes are inadequate and their prospects for advancement are poor.
The report, which analyzed figures from the US Census in 2011, determined that nearly 10.4 million such families - or 47.5 million Americans - now live near poverty, defined as earning less than $45,622 for a family of four.
And Reuters reports:
The group's analysis adds to the body of data focused on the slipping U.S. middle class even as there are signs of the nation's economy slowly coming back to life with improvements in the housing sector and lower unemployment rate.
For some Americans, the comeback has yet to begin.
Data showed that the top 20 percent of Americans received 48 percent of all income while those in the bottom 20 percent got less than 5 percent, the report said.
The analysis also found regional differences.
States in the South, such as Georgia and South Carolina, and those in the West, such as Arizona and Nevada, had the greatest increase in the number of working poor. The increase was slower in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
"It's important to draw attention to the fact that there are real families behind those statistics," said Alan Essig, who heads the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, adding that his state is still struggling with housing and unemployment.
And the Washington Post adds:
The growth in the ranks of the working poor coincides with continued growth in income inequality. Many of the occupations experiencing the fastest job growth during the recovery also pay poorly. Among them are retail jobs, food preparation, clerical work and customer assistance.
what r u thinking by telling the truth now u know they can't handle the truth

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