Thursday, July 23, 2015

More American Kids Poorer, YET - Stock Markets Boomed? & More

 There's a black man with a black cat
Livin' in a black neighborhood
He's got an interstate runnin' through his front yard
You know he thinks that he's got it so good

And there's a woman in the kitchen
Cleanin' up the evenin' slop
And he looks at her and says, "Hey darlin'
I can remember when you could stop a clock"
There's a young man in a T-shirt
Listenin' to a rockin' rollin' station
He's got greasy hair, greasy smile
He says, "Lord this must be my destination"
Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're somethin' to see, baby
Ain't that America, the home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me



'Cause they told me when I was younger
"Boy you're gonna be President"
But just like everything else those old crazy dreams
Kinda came and went


Children under 18 years represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty.1 Among all children, 44 percent live in low-income families and approximately one in every five (22 percent) live in poor families. Being a child in a low-income or poor family does not happen by chance. Parental education and employment, race/ethnicity, and other factors are associated with children experiencing economic insecurity. This fact sheet describes the demographic, socio-economic, and geographic characteristics of children and their parents. It highlights the important factors that appear to distinguish low-income and poor children from their less disadvantaged counterparts.

How many children under age 18 years in the United States live in low-income families?





Well there's people and more people
What do they know know know
Go to work in some high rise
And vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico, ooh yeah

And there's winners and there's losers
But that ain't no big deal
'Cause the simple man baby pays for the thrills
The bills, the pills that kill

44 percent – 31.8 million – live in low-income families. There are more than 72 million childen under age 18 years in the United States.

  • 22 percent – 15.8 million – live in poor families
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Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're somethin' to see, 
baby
Ain't that America, the home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me???



More U.S. Children Live In Poverty Now Than During the Recession



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In mid-September 2010, almost exactly two years to the date since the monumental collapse of Lehman Brothers, the New York Times publisheda bleak statistic: the ongoing Great Recession had driven the U.S. poverty rates to their highest in a decade and a half.

Five years of fitful economic recovery have not yet bettered this situation. According to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, more than one in five American children, about 22%, were living in poverty in 2013. Data for 2014 are not yet available, but the report anticipates that the child poverty rate remains at an “unacceptably high [level].”The figure for 2008 was 18%.

Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're somethin' to see, baby
Ain't that America, the home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me?

Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World


12 signs of the decline of the U.S.A.

Homelessness Reaches All-Time Record In New York City

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together previously published data.
Consider this:
  • America’s child poverty levels are worse than in any developed country anywhere, including Greece, devastated by a euro crisis, and eastern European nations such as Poland, Lithuania and Estonia.
  • Median adult wealth in the US ($39,000) is 27th globally, putting it behind Cyprus, Taiwan, and Ireland.
  • Even when “life satisfaction” is measured, America ranks #12, behind Israel, Sweden and Australia.

Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me

Ain't that America, we're somethin' to see, baby
Ain't that America, the home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me...






































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