Author Topic: America's middle class is disappearing from cities  (Read 781 times)

finehoe

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America's middle class is disappearing from cities
« on: May 13, 2016, 12:15:12 PM »
The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee. From 2000 to 2014 the share of adults living in middle-income households fell in 203 of the 229 U.S. metropolitan areas examined in a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. The decrease in the middle-class share was often substantial, measuring 6 percentage points or more in 53 metropolitan areas, compared with a 4-point drop nationally.



http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2016/05/11/americas-shrinking-middle-class-a-close-look-at-changes-within-metropolitan-areas/

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Re: America's middle class is disappearing from cities
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 01:42:51 PM »
Of course it is shrinking, we don't make anything anymore.

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Re: America's middle class is disappearing from cities
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 07:31:30 AM »
Or import undocumented cheap labor...

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Re: America's middle class is disappearing from cities
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 01:49:53 PM »
Of course it is shrinking, we don't make anything anymore.

We make everything.  We just hire indonesians to work for 20 cents per hour in off shore factories.

Because: Unions = Evil.

So lets kill them and the middle class simultaneously.

those are not the jobs we want to keep here anyways.  We shouldn't want the jobs going to indonesia, we should want the ones going to Germany.

Wages and resulting costs, regulations, and taxes are the three things that push jobs offshore.  How do you solve those?