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"Great again!" (yeah, right)
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:47:20 PM »
Homelessness is on the rise.

America is becoming "great" again. Hooray!  ::)




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Re: "Great again!" (yeah, right)
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 12:56:31 PM »
Store closings have reached a record high.

"Great again!"  ::)

http://www.fox13news.com/consumer/store-closings-hit-record-number-in-2017

Store closings hit record number in 2017

By: FOX 13 News staff
FOX 13 Tampa Bay
December 27, 2017

It’s been a tough year in retail as the year closes with a record number of store closings.

Nearly 130,000 retail workers lost their jobs between November 2016 and November 2017 with store closing announcements more than tripling this year.

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Re: "Great again!" (yeah, right)
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 01:01:09 PM »
The real unemployment rate is still higher than it was at the end of 2008 -- back when Alex and his guests were waxing alarmist about how horrible the economy was.

"Great again!"  ::)


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Re: "Great again!" (yeah, right)
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 01:10:59 PM »
Wealth inequality, which was already monstrous and socially destructive to begin with, is about to get even worse.

"Great again!"  ::)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/01/04/massive-new-data-set-suggests-inequality-is-about-to-get-even-worse/?utm_term=.b83105bde126

Massive new data set suggests economic inequality is about to get even worse

By Christopher Ingraham
The Washington Post
January 4, 2018

The “endless inegalitarian spiral” may be coming for us sooner than we think.

In his best-selling 2014 book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” French economist Thomas Piketty warned that if the already rich were able to accumulate wealth faster than economies were able to grow, inequality would skyrocket in the coming decades, potentially destabilizing societies in the process.

Wealth, after all, is self-perpetuating. You put cash in a savings account, and it grows. You buy a home, and its value (typically) appreciates. You invest in the stock market and see...

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Re: "Great again!" (yeah, right)
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 09:11:48 PM »
If I had a lot of money I too, could buy a few politicians to make laws favorable to me. You would too.

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Re: "Great again!" (yeah, right)
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 03:15:41 PM »
"Great again!"   ::)

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/14/crimes-against-homeless-people-up-42-percent-in-denver-and-suburban-cops-say-thats-pushing-transients-into-their-towns/

Crimes against homeless people up 42 percent in Denver and suburban cops say that’s pushing transients into their towns

Denver Police reported 1,008 crimes involving homeless victims in 2017

By TOM MCGHEE
The Denver Post
January 14, 2018

Denver police often order Connie Smith to pack her stuff and move along.

She has been without a home for five years, and while she sometimes couch-surfs, she doesn’t flinch from spending cold nights huddled out of sight on Denver’s streets or on the banks of the South Platte River.

But she’s not always safe.

“After dark it is not good,” she said one recent evening on a perch overlooking a path running alongside the dark river.

Sometimes the threat surrounding life on the street drives her to take shelter inside a Porta-Potty.

“It is nasty,” said Smith, 45. “But I feel safe.”

The number of reported crimes against homeless people in Denver climbed nearly 42 percent over a four-year period to 1,008 in 2017 even as suburban law enforcement agencies say more transients are being pushed to outlying communities by the threat of violence.

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Re: "Great again!" (yeah, right)
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Re: "Great again!" (yeah, right)
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 09:38:45 PM »
ABOLISH the free, compulsory, centralized, collectivist government school system!

 

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