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In many states, the recovery is making the income gap worse
Washington Post ^ | November 18 at 6:00 am | Niraj Chokshi

Posted on 11/18/2013 5:46:15 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network

The income gap in America has been widening for decades and the modest three-year recovery did little to change that, according to new Census data.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jobs
Bring back American jobs, to America.

China now exports more than America, and is rapidly growing.

Chinese exports do not benefit America.

Bring back American jobs.

1 posted on 11/18/2013 5:46:16 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

If you are a crony of Obama, you have been sitting pretty the past 5 years. Obama gives you taxpayer money through the $800 Billion Porkulus Bill or his green energy scams, and you give the Democrats a good chunk of it back for their campaign fund. It’s a great money laundering operation, typical Chicago-style politics.


2 posted on 11/18/2013 5:50:12 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The is no recovery.


3 posted on 11/18/2013 5:50:18 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
American corporations with the help of this gubbamint have teamed together to destroy American manufacturing and our standard of living.

Look at China. It is an environmental disaster. Very little environmental/worker safety regulation. Their water supplies and air are polluted to extremes.

American manufacturing turned to China to escape regulation, but in turn used this lack of regulation to pad their pockets at the expense of the environment. Shame on them all.

Working little kids and young people 16 to 20 hours a day for paltry wages....all for the almighty dollar.

Americans....boycott these cheap Chinese goods! Look for the labels. Buy American products whenever you can.

4 posted on 11/18/2013 5:53:40 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Is the 3-4% cents on the dollar that manufactures “save” by off shoring and using slave labor actually passed on to the US consumer? I think not.


5 posted on 11/18/2013 5:56:55 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Interesting graphs - bookmark

(looks like some of this may be population income shifts too with people moving in and out of states - Texas has increases along all income levels - that must be an overall population increase)


6 posted on 11/18/2013 5:58:09 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

what recovery?


7 posted on 11/18/2013 5:59:12 AM PST by sport
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To: central_va

No, it’s probably going to the companies’ owners in the form of profit, as it should.


8 posted on 11/18/2013 6:00:03 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Tariffs would be a good idea to cover the social costs of this stupidity.


9 posted on 11/18/2013 6:02:37 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

And to the Chinese government, which is rapidly gaining strength.

As in the Chinese military.

Bring back American jobs now.


10 posted on 11/18/2013 6:02:54 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The gap between the haves and have-nots is always widest under socialist/communist regimes.

"Redistribution" is just another name for socialism/communism.

It ain't rocket surgery.

11 posted on 11/18/2013 6:03:17 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: central_va
Profits are stupid?

In case you haven't figured it out, the problem isn't that our government doesn't have enough money, or where what money they do have comes from.

The problem is they already have too much. You want to give them more.

Idiotic.

12 posted on 11/18/2013 6:11:52 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Yep...the socialists' biggest enemy is the middle class. They hate the bourgeois and erect as many roadblocks (taxes, fees, regulations and new social programs like ACA to burden them with) to keep them from climbing the ladder to wealth.
13 posted on 11/18/2013 6:15:14 AM PST by what's up
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To: Trailerpark Badass

No, Free Traitors are the shortsighted butt headed idiots. Our founding fathers had no income tax and tariffs were the primary source of revenue. I have history in my side you have short sided quarterly profits on your side. The USA was NEVER stronger when tariffs where in place, no income tax and manufacturing was booming. So why do Progressive Free Traders love income taxes so?


14 posted on 11/18/2013 6:19:17 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: servantboy777
Boycotting Asian goods is a non-starter. Most of our durable goods are manufactured there and sold here at a low price that American-made goods just cannot compete with. The average American consumer only cares about price and so they will go to the Best Buys, the Walmarts and all the other big-box stores and buy on price - regardless of where the product is made.

There will also be plenty of jobs in the U.S. but many of them are going to be service-based jobs that cannot be exported. So if you can install/repair a toilet, install electrical wiring, repair a car, etc., there will be jobs for you here. If you want to work in a factory, good luck to you. Other than maybe some light manufacturing where it might make sense to keep the operation local (i.e. making cardboard cartons and plastic jugs for milk), most manufacturing is already overseas and stands to stay there until we get to the point where robots will take over everything.

15 posted on 11/18/2013 6:19:52 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
RECOVERY FOR WALL $TREET BUT NOT MAIN STREET!!!

Oh wait, that phrase is in storage until a Republican gets elected....

16 posted on 11/18/2013 6:21:44 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: SamAdams76

Tariffs that replace income taxes is the way to go. Research our founding fathers for more info.


17 posted on 11/18/2013 6:22:46 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

You have nothing on your side but irrational rants


18 posted on 11/18/2013 6:22:48 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: SamAdams76

American businesses need to get with it, and get our government involved in bringing American jobs back here.

For over an entire generation we have been hollowing out America.

Now China has a lower unemployment rate than America, and this year now also has become a larger exporter than America.

China is winning.

American companies doing business in China are just one Chinese law away, from having nothing.

American companies had a long and very profitable run in China, but they need to start bringing jobs back home.

And our government needs to stand up, and help them.


19 posted on 11/18/2013 6:25:06 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: bert
You have nothing on your side but irrational rants

You call that a reasoned informed response? LOL.

PS: Guess what the first piece of legislation President Washington signed? THE TARIFF ACT. Learn history or become a commie.

20 posted on 11/18/2013 6:25:37 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
I agree that tariffs in place of income tax is the way to go but our government has grown too fat on the backs of our labor and has no desire to upset the apple cart.

Further, consumers have likewise gotten too used to cheap durable goods and have no desire to go back to the days when a television or a refrigerator was considered to be a major purchase. Now when a television stops working, they dump it in the trash and buy a better model for even cheaper than what they paid for the original one.

21 posted on 11/18/2013 6:29:19 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
>>Most of our durable goods are manufactured there and sold here at a low price that American-made goods just cannot compete with.<<

Yes, we can! The reason we cannot compete effectively is because there is no level playing field. Americans are held to a different standard than the Chicoms. If Americans demanded they be held to the same environmental/worker safety standards....we could very well compete.

Remember...it's the liberal left unions, liberal environmental wackos, globalist and the politicians with campaign cash hanging out their pockets that are to blame.

American workers, American ingenuity, resourcefulness that make us great. Get the corruption and big brother gubbamint out of the way and you will see the finest products in the world in which no country can compete.

Again...want to support child slave labor? Wanna support environmental disaster? Support the degradation of the American middle class?

Then be one of those average Americans that care only about price. Slice the throat of your own.

Boycott cheap Chinese goods. When American corporations see the impact to their bottom line...they will adjust accordingly.

Hey...no offense, it's just business, right?

22 posted on 11/18/2013 6:34:06 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: SamAdams76
Further, consumers have likewise gotten too used to cheap durable goods and have no desire to go back to the days when a television or a refrigerator was considered to be a major purchase. Now when a television stops working, they dump it in the trash and buy a better model for even cheaper than what they paid for the original one.

Tariffs do not need to be draconian, a 10% duty isn't going to destroy the flat screen market but it might make one of our brave "Captains of Industry™" consider new plant in a R-T-W state instead of Hunan Province.

23 posted on 11/18/2013 6:34:19 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Correct. In the end...we Americans pay dearly.

Can’t tell ya how many cheap Chinese products I’ve bought and had to replace over and over again because they do not last.

I remember going into my granddad’s garage...he had tools and such that are still being used...TODAY. Tools made forty or fifty years ago.

Quality over quantity. I’ll gladly pay a few bucks more to help support Americans and get a better product. You bet.


24 posted on 11/18/2013 6:38:15 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Even though we are in the depths economic decline they still call it a recovery. Total economic collapse is on the horizon yet the "recovery" continues.

Lies, Lies, Lies

25 posted on 11/18/2013 7:10:29 AM PST by precisionshootist
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Regulatory agencies with their boot on the neck of American industry, unions, and the highest corporate tax rate in the world are the reasons why American jobs have gone overseas.

Reduce the power of the regulators, bust the unions (repeal the Wagner Act), and get rid of corporate income tax completely (corporations don't pay taxes anyway: they're merely unpaid tax collectors that pass along the additional cost of taxation to consumers): then you'll get unprecedented job creation and a repeat of the Reagan-era boom.

26 posted on 11/18/2013 8:30:17 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: central_va

That’s irrelevant


27 posted on 11/18/2013 10:33:50 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

in order to lower the income gap

power, both political and financial

needs more decentralization


28 posted on 11/18/2013 11:23:29 AM PST by Wuli
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