PLEASE GET OUT AND ENGAGE YOUR POLITICIANS AND ORGANIZE FOR CHANGE THE PEOPLE CAN BELIEVE IN!!!!
Regarding Baltimore and poverty:
We know that the average income level in Baltimore is $45,000 and we know that Living Wage places the poverty line at $30,000 so most people living in Baltimore are at or below poverty and children are affected even more by these figures. So this city drives the ranking of US as last in the developed world for allowing most of its children to live desperate lives and it is all done with public policy by Baltimore City Council and Mayor Rawlings-Blake and the Maryland Assembly and Governor Martin O'Malley. All this happened because the War on Poverty became the War on the Poor with the election of Bill Clinton and Third Way corporate politics took over from social liberalism. That is why we say THIRD WAY = THIRD WORLD. Here in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University and Brookings Institution is Third Way and they are indeed the source of the public policy that makes the US last in the developed world in how it treats the poor, elderly, and children.
Naked capitalism means that profits will come first....that no policy will stand in the way of corporate profits.....even Rule of Law. This is to the benefit of 5% of the population in the US....the shareholder class. What the 4.9% of the shareholder-class need to know is that as these corporations consolidate and become enormously rich.....they will go private and we will have no public listing and shareholders except in a very closed elite way.......so there will be no shareholder class in the midterm. Right now all Third Way corporate democrats....that is all of Maryland's democrats work simply to enrich the shareholders, that is why there is so much and so deep of poverty in Maryland.
We can change this very simply.....by simply becoming engaged in politics and political action. We need Baltimore residents to shake off their apathy and stop allowing the crony political machines send in farm team for this same kind of politics. Work in your communities to develop Democracy Now groups and form your own system of communications that will be ready for petitioning and election of new fresh faces to all levels of government!!!!
VOTE YOUR INCUMBENT OUT AND RUN AND VOTE FOR LABOR AND JUSTICE!!!
Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th)
Posted by Max Fisher on April 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm
Click on the map to enlarge. (Data source: UNICEF)
A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, on the well-being of children in 35 developed nations, turned up some alarming statistics about child poverty. More than one in five American children fall below a relative poverty line, which UNICEF defines as living in a household that earns less than half of the national median. The United States ranks 34th of the 35 countries surveyed, above only Romania and below virtually all of Europe plus Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The above map gives a comparative sense of the data. The blue countries have less than 10 percent of its children below UNICEF’s relative poverty line, with the red countries approaching 25 percent. Southern European countries, among the most effected by the euro crisis, have some of the worst rates, although none as low as the United States. Former Soviet countries also score poorly. Northern European countries score the highest. English-speaking countries tend to fall somewhere in the middle.
The poor U.S. showing in this data may reflect growing income inequality. According to one metric of inequality, a statistical measurement called the gini coefficient, the U.S. economy is one of the most unequal in the developed world. This would explain why the United States, on child poverty, is ranked between Bulgaria and Romania, though Americans are on average six times richer than Bulgarians and Romanians.
Here, from the UNICEF report, is the chart of relative child poverty rates (the grey countries are marked separately because they could not provide data for all other indices and are thus not included in the final rankings):
To be clear, this data only reflects developed countries; it tells us nothing about how children in the United States or Europe compare to, for example, children in sub-Saharan Africa. But looking at how developed economies compare can help give us a rough approximation of how these countries are doing at child welfare. And UNICEF is using its own “poverty line” here; the more typical international definition is a family that lives on less than $1.25 or $2 per day. Almost no Americans qualify for this definition. Internally, the United States defines the poverty line as a family living on less than about $22,000 per year, which includes about 15 percent of Americans.
Still, UNICEF’s data is important for measuring the share of children who are substantively poorer than their national average, which has important implications for the cost of food, housing, health care and other essentials. Its research shows that children are more likely to fall below this relative poverty line in the United States than in almost any other developed country.
But the picture looks even worse when you examine just how far below the relative poverty line these children tend to fall. The UNICEF report looks at something it calls the “child poverty gap,” which measures how far the average poor child falls below the relative poverty line. It does this by measuring the gap between the relative poverty line and the average income of poor families.
Alarmingly, the United States also scores second-to-last on this measurement, with the average poor child living in a home that makes 36 percent less than the relative poverty line. Only Italy has a wider gap. Here’s the chart for child poverty gaps:
We’ll have more on the UNICEF report and what it means for the world’s children later on, so please check back.
DO YOU THINK ANY GOOD SOCIETY WOULD ALLOW SUCH A LEVEL OF INCOME INEQUITY AT THE COST OF INNOCENT FAMILIES AND CHILDREN? THESE ARE NOT GOOD PEOPLE LEADING OUR GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATIONS.....
THESE ARE SOCIOPATHS!!!
We encourage you to follow what we all know is a reality.....there will be another massive economic collapse soon and there is no money in the economy....it has been taken in the trillions of dollars offshore....and the public and their assets will be the source of bailout. In Maryland, Governor Martin O'Malley purchased 6 military-style rescue helicopters for hundreds of millions of dollars and are training staff to operate what no one knows will be their duty. DO YOU REALLY THINK THERE IS SOME SORT OF MASSIVE PLAN BY JIHADISTS OR DO YOU THINK US CITIZENS ARE GOING TO REVOLT AGAINST WHAT IS COMING?
The US authorities are planning for collapse
By Danny Weil on April 19, 2013 12:44 am / no comments
Published on Mar 13, 2013
The Economy isn’t going to recover. The government knows this and is getting ready, but in ways that are very disturbing.
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