‘Income for households in the top five percent of American earners have grown by more than five percent over the past three years, according to a Center for American Progress analysis of newly released Census Bureau data’.
‘The top 5 percent was making $191,157 or more in 2012, while the bottom fifth made $20,599 or less’.
@ : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/09/17/2636711/census-income-inequality/
‘Median household income in the United States in 2012 was $51,017, not statistically different in real terms from the 2011 median of $51,100. This followed two consecutive annual declines’.
‘The nation’s official poverty rate in 2012 was 15.0 percent, which represents 46.5 million people living at or below the poverty line’.
‘This marked the second consecutive year that neither the official poverty rate nor the number of people in poverty were statistically different from the previous year’s estimates’.
‘The percentage of people without health insurance coverage declined to 15.4 percent in 2012 – from 15.7 percent in 2011’.
‘However, the 48.0 million people without coverage in 2012 was not statistically different from the 48.6 million in 2011’.
@ : http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb13-165.html
Republicans in the House have had 41 votes to repeal or defund in part Obamacare.
Without offering any alternative.
In other words……they want to keep our health care just as it is…..
‘America pays more for health care than any industrialized country in the world’.
‘We pay more as taxpayers and we pay more individually in the private sector. We pay about three times more per person than Japan does and our results aren’t better. They’re worse. We rank somewhere in the 20s and 30s in more categories. For instance, we’re in last place when it comes to the survival rate for breast cancer patients’.
‘That’s right. In most of the world, people pay less in taxes for health care and everyone has “government” insurance. In America, we pay more and only 28 percent of our population has “government” insurance’.
From : http://www.nationalmemo.com/watch-ever-wondered-why-americas-health-care-costs-are-so-damn-high/
The question to ask is why do Republicans not want Americans to have health insurance and by extension – health care?
Instead of being the ‘Party Of No’, why not – after 3 years – offer alternatives?
Anything but repeal…..defund.
‘Leadership sources tell me the House will soon vote on a continuing resolution that simultaneously funds the federal government and defunds Obamacare’.
‘Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are expected to announce the decision at Wednesday’s Republican conference meeting’.
‘This means the conservatives who have been urging Boehner to back a defunding effort as part of the CR have won a victory, at least in terms of getting the leadership to go along with their strategy’.
‘But getting such a CR through the Democratic Senate and signed into law will be very difficult — and many House Republican insiders say a “Plan B” may be needed’.
Here’s how the gambit is expected to unfold’:
“The House passes a “defund CR,” throws it to the Senate, and waits to see what Senator Ted Cruz and his allies can do”.
“Maybe they can get it through, maybe they can’t. Boehner and Cantor will be supportive, and conservative activists will rally”.
“But if Cruz and company can’t round up the votes, the House leadership will likely ask Republicans to turn their focus to the debt limit, avoid a shutdown, and pass a revised CR — one that doesn’t defund Obamacare”.
From : http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/358757/house-vote-defunding-obamacare-robert-costa
FOX so called ‘news’ IS the Republican Party so when FOX talks, millions listen and accept without question……..
How often does someone play games?
How often does someone shoot guns?
If….IF there is a link between violent video games and mass murders or even just murders in America……Then why are there not mass murders and just an increase in murder to match pace with America in Japan?
In any country?????
There may well be a link, but if so it’s combined with the culture of ‘guns are great’ in America.
And THAT is the difference between us and the rest of the World.
A minorities fanatic love of guns.
‘New Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday suggested that “the left” was trying to make Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard about “gun control,” when what the country really needed was a registry to track video game purchases’.
“Are more people susceptible to playing video games?” Hasselbeck wondered. “Is there a link between a certain age group or [demographic] in 20- to 34-year-old men, perhaps, that are playing these video games and their violent actions?”
“What about frequency testing?” she added. “How often has this game been played? I’m not one to get in there and say, monitor everything, but if this, indeed, is a strong link, right, to mass killings then why aren’t we looking at frequency of purchases per person? And also, how often they’re playing and maybe they time out after a certain hour.”
From : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/17/fox-news-hasselbeck-navy-yard-shooting-shows-need-for-video-game-registry-not-gun-control/