Post by islander Post by El Castor Post by mg
On Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:42:03 -0800, El Castor
Post by El Castor Post by mg Post by Gary Post by mg
"Civil-Rights Commish: Blacks Hammered by Illegal Immigration Illegal
and low-skilled immigration disproportionally harms the job prospects
and wages of black Americans, Peter Kirsanow, a commissioner on the
U.S. Civil Rights Commission, told a Senate panel Wednesday.
Unequivocally, the wages and employment levels of black Americans are
disproportionately adversely affect by illegal immigration.
I wondered if they would ever notice. I suppose now they will start marching, weeping
and wailing, sitting-in and laying-in -- and demanding some new laws.
I think blacks are like whites in some ways. I think blacks will
listen to propaganda and they will do what they are told to do.
Has anyone noticed that since Trump began bad mouthing immigration,
and tightening up the border, despite the shrieks of horror emanating
from Democrats, Black unemployment is lower than at any time in
recorded (1992) history? Islander -- you there?
When people (like me) talk about the decline of the "middle class", I
think that what they are talking about, to a large extent, is the
decline of the black, unionized, working class, like the steel worker
and the auto worker, for instance. So, I wouldn't be a bit surprised
if Trump doesn't turn out to be the best friend the black,
working-class man ever had.
The black college man/woman, on the other hand, whose dad is a doctor,
or a lawyer, etc., might be swallowing the political correctness bs
hook, line and sinker.
The decline of the middle class is an interesting topic. Very
political, and I don't pretend to understand it, but from a practical
standpoint there is an interesting phenomena I see around here. If you
want to purchase a nice 3 bdrm 1,800 sq ft house around where you
live, it's going to cost what? $250K - $350K? Here's one in an upper
middle income California neighborhood ... $1,549,000 for 1,740 sq
feet. Property taxes on this house would be $1,614 a month!
Take a look. I am sure there are similar, but a wee bit less
expensive, neighborhoods in Provo
The only reason we can afford to live in this area is we bought long
ago when property was cheap. Friend of our just got back from Mt.
Rushmore. She couldn't believe how cheap a typical restaurant meal
was. Those rich upper income bastards out here in California might not
be quite as rich or well off as you imagine. They need that income to
afford a hamburger. And, their Social Security check is not going to
be much different than what a Provo or South Dakota retiree gets. So
what really is a middle class income? I guess it depends.
If you are retired on a fixed income, it makes economic sense to move to
a conservative state where the economies are stagnant and prices are
low. But you should be aware that the services that you need as a
senior are also miserable and you can expect that you will be more
vulnerable to illnesses that afflict seniors - heart disease, cancer,
Alzheimer's, and diabetes. Your life expectancy will be 36% lower than
36%? Really? Have you no shame? See below.
Post by islander
for those who live in liberal states. Your health care plans under
Medicare will also be better in liberal states. You will find that your
public roads are poorly maintained, law enforcement is worse, emergency
response is worse, and protection of the equity in your home is not as
well protected as for more liberal states.
On the other hand, if you are young, educated, and want a good job, your
best strategy is to move to a liberal state.
Perhaps, but here are some curious anomalies ...
Life expectancy of an African American in Texas is greater than one
living in California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York and
Connecticut, and various other bastions of liberalism. And for a
Caucasian, South Dakota life expectancy beats California, Washington,
Oregon, Maine, and Massachusetts, to name a few.
An interesting non-political web site (areavibes.com) ranks cities in
the United States based on Amenities, Crime, Cost of Living,
Education, Employment, Housing Cost, and Weather. The top 10 are all
in Texas, and the rest in places like Ohio and Iowa -- not exactly
seething cesspits of liberalism.
In my job, involving computers, we frequently employed highly paid
contractors for specialized work where we lacked the expertise. We
were installing a Unix server, and hired a Unix specialist. One of the
smartest people I ever worked with. He and his wife had moved out to
San Francisco from Texas. His wife (an Indian by birth) was equally
sharp, and worked for Sun designing Sparcstations. After a few months
they had it with San Francisco and moved back to Austin. Poor people,
that decision must have shortened their lives by 36%!