Tuesday, September 8, 2015

AMERICA'S NOT #1

America's middle class is no longer the richest in the world. Our nation's media need to start asking why so that our presidential candidates can start talking about things that matter.



Here's part of the problem. Stagnating incomes ...



Other countries’ middle class incomes have grown since 2000. The United States’ has not.
CHANGE IN MEDIAN
INCOME SINCE 2000
COUNTRY
Britain
Canada
Ireland
Netherlands
Spain
Germany
United States
19.7
19.7
16.2
13.9
4.1
1.4
0.3
+
%













In any event, one thing is clear: America is not what it used to be. There's a reason why, and it didn't happen over night.

- Mark 

1 comment:

xc xc said...

A society is not solely based on income or relative income.The nature of the people, the philosophy held, the generosity of heart and spirit are but a few. Deeper, the heritage from the past as if effects the present is no small thing. No place is perfect as people themselves are a confused mixture both great good and terrible evils abode in humanities spirit. Some place's as measured by a modern enlightened outlook are Hell-holes. After leaving my bathroom and looking outside around the world there are others places that are Hell-whole.. I don't live in America because it simply is not a happy place to live, restrictive laws and custom's, deep seated prejudices at every-turn, a costly lifestyle and economy. Voting with my feet and money elsewhere is far more enjoyable bohemian rhapsody and in the confounding vernacular Ebonics argot a older American Caucasoid adult male can be heard to happily hurrah as lect "Hell Hole."