The Numbers Don’t Lie: The Middle Class is Dead and It Is Not Coming Back – Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show. The White House plan to make the suburbs less wealthy and white. Hillary’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy.
The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the exurbs. Castro plans to launch the Section 8 reboot this fall, even though a similar program tested a few years ago in Dallas has been blamed for shifting violent crime to affluent neighborhoods. It’s all part of a grand scheme to forcibly desegregate inner cities and integrate the outer suburbs. Anticipating NIMBY resistance, Castro last month threatened to sue suburban landlords for discrimination if they refuse even Section 8 tenants with criminal records.
What is ALEC? - ALEC Exposed. What is ALEC?
ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through the secretive meetings of the American Legislative Exchange Council, corporate lobbyists and state legislators vote as equals on ‘model bills’ to change our rights that often benefit the corporations’ bottom line at public expense. ALEC is a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on ‘task forces’ to advance their legislative wish lists and can get a tax break for donations, effectively passing these lobbying costs on to taxpayers.
Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. The Great Middle Class Extinction: "95% of New Homes Built for Rich or Poor" It was the best of times, it was the worst of times all over again.
“Since 2000, 95 percent of new households in King County have been either rich or poor. A mere 5 percent could be considered middle income.” Decline. 50 Percent Of American Workers Make Less Than 28,031 Dollars A Year. By Michael Snyder, on October 23rd, 2014 The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.
Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000. Which America Do You Live In? – 21 Hard To Believe Facts About “Wealthy America” And “Poor America” Michael SnyderEconomic Collapse November 7, 2013 Did you know that 40 percent of all American workers make less than $20,000 a year before taxes?
And 65 percent of all American workers make less than $40,000 a year before taxes. Image: Wikimedia Commons. If you work on Wall Street, or have a cushy job with the federal government, or work for a big tech firm out on the west coast, life is probably pretty good for you right now. UN: Austerity Is Crippling Planet With One-Quarter Of Europe Now In Poverty. The United Nation’s labor agency has denounced “premature” austerity measures brought in by governments around the world during the financial crisis, saying they have hurt the world’s most vulnerable people.
Isabel Ortiz, director of social welfare of the International Labor Organization (ILO), said on Tuesday that in 2014 alone at least 122 governments cut public spending, including in 82 developing countries. In the European Union, where many states brought in severe budget cuts in response to the debt crisis, she estimated that as many as 123 million people – or a quarter of the bloc’s population – were now classified as poor because of cuts in social protection. Middle classes will disappear in next 30 years warns Government adviser.
Mr Boyle said that the traditional middle classes will need three or four jobs just to be able to pay soaring rents.
» The Middle Class Will Die Within 30 Years Leaving “A Wealthy Elite & Sprawling Proletariat” Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! How the rich stole our money — and made us think they were doing us a favor. So why isn’t the 99 percent in open revolt?
The answer lies in part because the top 1 percent have done an excellent job disguising the upward transfer of wealth by making the rest of us feel better off than we actually are while enriching themselves in the process. To understand how they accomplished this, we have to realize that the peculiarities of American politics and culture do not tell the whole story. The trend toward greater hoarding of wealth by economic elites and shrinking middle-class incomes is not limited to the United States.
It is present to one degree or another throughout the industrialized world. The self-interested preferences and self-serving ideology of the super-rich surely have influence, of course, but it also seems clear that a broader range of factors and economic policy decisions come into play. Roughly 94 percent of the people in capitalist America make their living from wage or salary. 3) Democratize consumer debt, especially through credit cards. The Final Hour: Financial Collapse. When it comes to wasting money, the United States has become the champion.
There simply is nobody better at it. Whether it is the billions wasted in the Wall Street bailout, the billions wasted in the reconstruction of Iraq or the billions wasted in frivolous government spending, there is no match anywhere in the world for the incredible skill that the U.S. government has for flushing money down the toilet. First, let's talk about the Wall Street bailout. The U.S. government gave the banks 350 billion dollars, but nobody seems to know where it went or what is being done with it. » Mission Accomplished: Millions of Americans Will Pay Billions to Avoid Obamacare Alex Jones.
Murray Rothbard: “The state is a gang of thieves writ large.”
Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com April 5, 2014 Predictably, over at AOL-Huffington Post, they are celebrating the installation of governmentcare at gunpoint. IRS: Pay your Obamacare “penalty” with your taxes or else. “The president stood firmly for affordable health care, and the public has responded. Millions who were previously uninsured have reached for the safety net offered by our government.
United Serfs of America – Low Income Workers at Jimmy John’s Forced to Sign Noncompete Agreements. While oligarchs and corrupt politicians continue to loot the world with impunity, low income workers and the middle class continue to be pushed into a life of misery and serfdom under a neo-feudal plutocracy.
The latest example has manifested itself under ridiculous noncompete clauses that low wage workers are being forced to sign at Jimmy John’s. This Is About As Good As Things Are Going To Get For The Middle Class – And It’s Not That Good. By Michael Snyder, on September 22nd, 2014 The U.S. economy has had six full years to bounce back since the financial collapse of 2008, and it simply has not happened. The U.S. Is Now a 'Third World' Country Washington's Blog.
4.3% of Americans Survive on Less than $2/Day – That’s Considered Poor in Even the Poorest Lands Eric Zuesse Slightly more than one American household with children in every 25 is surviving on less than $2 per day of income from all sources. One quarter of that 4.3% (that’s 1% of all Americans with children) receive less than $1.25 per day.