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"Unbalanced Recovery": Wages Falling, Low-Paid Jobs Rising Across US


Business  (tags: Economic Injustice, Recovery, Great Recession, Unemployment, Jobs, Wages, Workers Rights )

Brian
- 89 days ago - commondreams.org
"These losses are part of an alarming trend toward greater inequality and a shrinking share of the economic pie going to workers"



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Kamia T. (79)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 11:11 am
What amazes me is how either our Congress or even the big corporations keep thinking that starving the rest of the country can be good for business or help them? Eventually there will be no one to sell anything to; and people will become so discouraged that the problems with finding good workers will only mount.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 12:54 pm
It's not just Unbalanced, it's non-existant "recovery" for most Americans. The ONLY people recovering anything is Wall $treet thieves who are still playing games while Rome, I mean, America, BURNS!
 

Brian M. (202)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:01 pm
Well said, Yvonne...can't send you another green star just yet.
 

Sue Matheson (74)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:04 pm
thanks
 

Eternal Gardener (738)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 6:41 pm
Uh-oh I feel another war coming up... nothing beats a war for effectively diverting a nation's attention from what really matters :(
 

Laurie H. (725)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 9:29 pm
Great comments Yvonne, and so to the point my friend. Our road is so bumpy now. Thanks so much Brian!!~
 

Brian M. (202)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 9:30 pm
You could be right, Eternal. Just when the workers are waking up to who the enemy really is, the gov't is sure to find someone else to be the designated enemy du jour.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 9:05 am
For families in the middle of the income distribution, is lower now than when the recovery began: $53,981 today versus $55,589 in June 2009.

That I read somewhere recently that the mean income in the USA use to be somewhere in the $80K, meaning the households above and below equal at that level, now it's as reported in the 50K.

Another factor is, the official poverty rate statistics that are always given out does not include things like government benefits and the effects of medical and work expenses on the cost of living. It is also not adjusted for regional differences in housing costs.

Yvonne so correct, Eternal is suspect you are right.....

I have a quote upon my Profile Page that actually sealed our fates once the Supreme Court made Corporations into People. We'd been struggling before then, that ruling just put the final cement down....didn't you feel that boot press deeper? Anyways it reads:

SUPREME COURT RULING OF JANUARY 23, 2010
There you have it. Corporations are our new citizens. And you? If you're lucky, you get to make a choice: consumer, warrior or prisoner. Which will it be?

The ability to choose is becoming less so for most of us.......with the Prison Industrial Complex, the Military Industrial Complex........being a consumer is not so easily achieved and besides, if you can't buy their "stuff" then someone who is in the higher income brackets in another Country will be able to. A global economy cares less for the citizens it might of depended upon before.

This is why programs that provide help for the least fortunate, becoming more all the time, is cut back or they want to eliminate it. Too old or sick to join the military and you didn't make it into the higher consumer bracket before you got there, then just die off you are not needed, only so many can be in the military.....ah a prison bed awaits you....the younger the better with harsh long sentences you can make the private prisons some money.

When all else fails why are you on the streets protesting or walking around? Out of order, you are either not working and holding up your consumer end of things, not a soldier or warrior defending their special interest, or not in prison so that means you must be a useless member to the 1% agenda or a trouble maker, if that is the case there is always a bullet for those who step outside the mold. People don't want to acknowledge that reality, but that is what it's becoming more and more every day. Just look.....look deeply.

Keep the Government (the we the people) weak, dysfunctional with the 1% placed in puppets, break up any unions or marches, tell others they are unpatriotic for joining or opening their mouths.....unless it is to keep the status quo, keep the people poor and confused so they are more easily manipulated or funneled into the prison or warrior when needed.......kill off or let die off those that are not needed......and that is Corporate Persons at their best. No so good for human life or any life for that matter, but Corporate Persons they make it big time and the few humans that are attached to the hip of these Corporate people.
 

Nancy Black (303)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 12:28 pm
Wake up middle class and lower class workers. Time to vote for social security net instead of hate, bigotry, ignorance, and a party that believes almost 49% of the voters are bums who only want handouts such as social security, healthcare, education, food, and affordable housing.
 

Marlene Dinkins (241)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 1:28 pm
noted ty.
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 9:13 am
Politicians and business leaders from the late 1950s onward have been too cowardly to admit that their policies have largely failed and they have failed the people they have been charged with leading and serving.
 
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