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Sunday, March 24, 2019

In 1982, when Ronald Reagan's massive tax cuts for the wealthy took effect, America's aggregate wealth was around $10 trillion. Since then, it's increased ten-fold, and the concentration of wealth has surpassed the Gilded Age of the 1900s. America's richest families, the Kochs, Mars, and Waltons, inflated their wealth by 6,000%, while the median American family treaded water. African-American households got clobbered with a 50% decrease in median household wealth. And after all that growth, 40% of American adults don't have the cash to handle a $400 emergency expense. Clearly, the trickle down theory does not work. On the other hand, dividing today's $100 trillion American pie evenly among its 125 million households would give each household $800,000. Any claim the pie isn't big enough to provide for all Americans is a lie.

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Any claim the pie isn't big enough to provide for all Americans is a lie.

What about those 12Million here illegally, can they get some too?

What about the other 30-40million that want to come, can we just send them a check?

African-American households got clobbered with a 50% decrease in median household wealth.

1986 ... hmmmm amnesty, and open borders since then .... can't imagine why household wealth decreased.

What did Bernie say again

"When you have 36-percent of Hispanic kids in this country who can't find jobs and you bring a lot of unskilled workers in the country what do you think happens to that 36-percent of kids of today who are unemployed? 51% of African-American kids [are unemployed]," Sanders said.

"I frankly do not believe we should be bringing in significant numbers of unskilled workers to compete with those kids," Sanders made clear.

This is what independent thinking is really like ... once he had to toe the line ... well he stopped thinking.

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-24 11:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The USA is very wealthy, but not wealthy enough to meet the needs of the entire world. But we grow and waste enough to feed the entire world. That could change quickly with flooding and drought extremes.

Few people ever choose to immigrate unless they are forced to by conditions out of their control. More than any other country the US creates those conditions in foreign nations it targets militarily for non-compliance with US demands. There are many other countries which the USA targets economically through the IMF and World Bank, which it controls. Most Arabs and Muslims hate us for extracting their wealth and leaving them in destitute poverty. We do that with foreign Governments of our choosing.

In 1965 the population of Sweden was about 10 million which is about what it is today, including refugee immigration. In Sweden the average bus driver owns two homes and has free medical care if they can't afford private care. So the value of labor in the USA is substantially diminished by excessive population growth of which immigration is a big part.

Americans achieved replacement rate fertility in the early 1970s, and our native-born population has remained at or below replacement for much of the subsequent period. Yet population hasn't leveled off, and isn't expected to level off any time this century. The reason: extraordinary rates of international immigration, legal and illegal, deliberately designed to suppress wages. One might say that I agree with Trump on this issue except Trump has never practiced what he preached until he was publicly exposed for hiring illegal immigrants while President. So rump doesn't believe in this himself, he has just used it as a legitimate political issue to garner votes.

There is a large demand for unskilled labor, partly because it never pays well, but also because it requires the strength and stamina of youth. How many people can push a wheelbarrow full of wet concrete up a small ramp?

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-03-24 04:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | Posted by bayviking

Dude, that is not what they are trying to do. Robots can do that now. No, what we are seeing is something very different. It's the only possible explanation left. We just don't know what that is because they meet in secret with maximum security and no press to talk about among themselves.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-03-24 09:16 PM | Reply

African-American households got clobbered with a 50% decrease in median household wealth.

Depends on which "African Americans" you are talking about. All the black Americans I know increased in household wealth. Those who depend on the Democrat Party most likely stayed or fell backwards.

Jus sayin...

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-25 09:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"One might say that I agree with Trump on this issue except Trump has never practiced what he preached until he was publicly exposed for hiring illegal immigrants while President. So Trump doesn't believe in this himself, he has just used it as a legitimate political issue to garner votes"

~Bayviking

Boaz, can you field this one for us?

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-03-25 10:48 AM | Reply

Do we think Trump is personally involved with hiring at his club?

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-25 02:50 PM | Reply

#6, not likely, but his son Eric is most definitely. These practices are decades old and changed only after political exposure. Same reason Ivanka uses China to make her clothing line. Trump connections to third world labor even includes beauty queens and two out of three wives. Trump watches the Mar-a-lago cash flow more carefully than the Federal deficit.

#7 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-03-25 03:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Do we think Trump is personally involved with hiring at his club?

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-25 02:50 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

Does it really matter? You telling me he wouldn't notice if the people who hire were to all of a sudden hire Americans and pay benefits on them. Yeah lets see that hit the bottom line.

If you are a business owner you most definitely need to know the practices of the people who work for you. Ignorance isn't an excuse.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-03-25 04:27 PM | Reply

Boaz musta got busy. Lol.

#9 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-03-25 09:18 PM | Reply

yep. stop the drug war.

#10 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-03-26 03:07 AM | Reply

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