10 cities where Americans are still struggling
Life is not improving everywhere in the country. Even as the national economy recovers, these regions are still stung by high unemployment and a slumping housing market.
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This Country is heading the exact same path Russia did. They had their Priorities messed up in a big way and Before long we will all ride Electric Busses, or have a pile of crap car with a camera mounted in the dash(because everyone is corrupt). Sadly, Socialism screws everyone. Because Russia Has no Economy, everyone lives in Ghetto high rise in a filthy city(This guy says hell to the no, on that one).
Half the people we elect into our government, have more family overseas than here, and we wonder why our Government sends so much money to other countries that hate our F&*king guts. If we continue ignore the fact that Un-educated and Un-American people are voting themselves a living doing little for American's, we are doomed.
As the article relates, "Life is not improving everywhere in the country. Even as the national economy recovers, these regions are still stung by high unemployment and a slumping housing market". It so happens that the cities named are located in states with a 15% or higher African American Black population.
As of June 2013, the unemployment rate for white overall was 6.6%, for white men 20 years and over 6.2%, white women 20 years old and over 6%. In comparison, African American Black overall was 13.7%, men 20 years old and over 13%, women 12% and a whopping 43.6% of both sexes in the 16-19 year old range, compared to 20.4 % of white in the same age range.
It appears, from the statistical data that it is, invariably the African American Black population that is taking the biggest hit overall.
where has the writer been? What about Las Vegas..??? they say unemployment at 10% but
it is about 17%. horrible economy !..many people off unemployment now are not counted...just left there !!!
how true. the mob is probablye corrupt not as active here as the crack dealers are, they are the true corruption!
theycorrupt judges, lawyers,etc. you name it they are corrupt. the teen=s the schools, everything here is on the decline. WAKE UP LOUISIANA! DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. IT NEEDS TO GO UNDERGROUND
The USA is in permanent, irreversible decline. Our 2 party political system is a joke and is controlled by the Corporations, Lobbyists and the one percenters thru campaign financing. They represent them and not the citizens. Our Government keeps using Elitist, idiotic policies like Free Trade, unrestricted Free Market Capitalism, Trickle down economics, Globalization, Deregulation, Illegal Alien Amnesty, Guest worker programs, Foreign worker visa programs and Militarism which is destroying our country. Our Government is by far more interested in the plight of Illegal aliens than our own citizenry and more interested in rebuilding foreign countries like Iraq and Afghanistan than rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure in the USA and areas devastated by natural disasters. The USA has high unemployment yet our government wants to grant millions of illegal aliens amnesty and bring in more foreign workers. They want to involve us in another war in Syria. The above policies are a failure.
To Save the USA we need to do the following:
1. Discontinue Free Trade policies and implement FAIR trade policies with tariffs and Labor and environmental standards in them. This may bring our manufacturing jobs back.
2. Implement a national workplace verification system using everify and secure our borders and get the illegal aliens to self deport. This may rid the workforce of illegal aliens and free up jobs.
3. Take on massive infrastructure rebuilding projects to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. These can be financed using Infrastructure banks which other countries use to finance their infrastructure projects. The USA is way behind many other nations for per capita infrastructure spending.
4. End our current wars, bring all of our foreign stationed troops home and put them on the border, and use them to secure the border and round up illegal aliens and gang members and respond to natural and man made disasters.
5. Cut the military by 50% to 75%.
6. Implement a National Health Care system so our companies can compete with foreign companies whose health care costs are subsidized.
If this does not turn around the country with in 5 years then we should just implement Socialism. At least the basic needs of the citizenry will be met. Free Market is just an elitist theory to justify keeping the status quo, inequality, leaving problems unsolved and making the 1 percenters wealthier. Our government is a puppet of the Corporations, Lobbyists and the 1 percenters whose goal is to wreak war and poverty onto the citizenry. Free Trade is a failure, has not run a surplus since 1975 and has since run massive trade deficits and sent our manufacturing jobs overseas.
The only thing the USA makes anymore is WAR. The only thing the USA exports anymore is JOBS. HA HA HA. What a joke the USA has become. Nothing is made here anymore. Our government is by far more interested in the prosperity of foreign countries like China, India, Mexico and Latin America with these lopsided Free trade policies and by far more interested in the plight of illegal aliens than the plight of our citizens. They are more interested in rebuilding foreign countries like Iraq and Afghanistan than rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure here in the USA. The USA has high unemployment yet the government wants to grant millions of illegal aliens amnesty and bring in more foreign workers. They want to involve us in a war with Syria now. Free Trade is a failure, always runs huge deficits and allows unfair trade and creates a race to the bottom on labor, standard of living and environmental standards. The USA has not run a trade surplus since 1975. The USA and its nonsensical Free market, Free Trade, Globalization, Trickle down economics and militarism has destroyed the middle class and our manufacturing base. At this rate of decline the USA will no longer be a super power within 2 generations. It may be comparable economically to Canada or Spain.
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A basic income policy can actually ensure a decent standard of living for everyone.
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