Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kids in hell and Poverty in America

In many states there is a decline. Schools are looking to have more budget cuts.
Reductionist! Budget cuts reduce to zero. And that helps no one!

"Lawmakers don't have a clue how to fund education."
http://ktul.com/news/local/superintendent-lawmakers-dont-have-a-clue-how-to-fund-education

And the lawmakers push for budget cuts, yet there are plenty $30,000
Dodge trucks, BMW's and  Bugatti Veyron's driving around the
schools watching them crumble. Not really thinking that those kids
in those schools are the labor force.

Good news in Oklahoma is that the small oil companies want the taxes to go up.
http://newsok.com/article/5544264

And big oil also worried being the declining education.
They are pushing into the class room doing what they can to get
the kids to learn to work into the oil industry. The future of innovation and
growth is balanced on kids that may not be able to read or get a record for
shoplifting food because their parents are broke. Noted in small towns.
It's a bad thing to push in the classroom like that, it is like advertising,
but the point is why the effort to do so. The kids are looking bad getting
out of schools with low funding.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/15/big-oil-classrooms-pipeline-oklahoma-education

Also true and a good sign of growth with kids today!

The findings suggest Big Oil's environmental challenges and boom-to-bust nature 
have created a negative stigma that will make it difficult to attract talent in the future."

Younger generations "see the industry's careers as unstable, blue-collar, 
difficult, dangerous and harmful to society," the EY report concluded.

For instance, two out of three teens polled believe the oil and gas industry 
causes problems, rather than solves them.

More alarming for oil execs, young people "question the longevity of the industry, as they view natural gas and oil as their parents' fuels."
http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/21/investing/oil-jobs-young-people/index.html

Well you get what you pay for! The income equality is so high now
with the divide bad, the poor can pull everyone down with them.
"World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%"
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/16/worlds-eight-richest-people-have-same-wealth-as-poorest-50

Yes it is bad! Who can trust those moderate rich or middle class when the poor people
could bring them down. "The first 200 Chirons were sold before the first delivery of
the car. The base price is €2,400,000 ($2,700,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate),
and buyers are required to place a €200,000 ($226,000 at the August 2016 
exchange rate) deposit on the car before retrieving it." 
I don't think Bugatti can't even trust them!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Chiron

The poor taking many down with them? Well yes, kids in America is looking
to be declined. And those kids will be running things you know right?

~~~~~The report also pointed out national findings such as how the number of families living in high-poverty neighborhoods has risen slightly over the past decade. In Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico, at least 20% of children lived in high-poverty neighborhoods in 2015 as was the case in 2010 to 2014, according to the report.

"There were a few states in there that didn't take advantage of Medicaid expansion," she said. 'They didn't take advantage of the opportunities that the government provided over the past five years."

Other states had huge improvements in child health-care coverage. Between 2010 and 2015, California had a 67% decline in uninsured children, the highest in that time period. Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and South Carolina also had declines of over 50%, according to the report.

Speer said future health-care provisions may have an impact on the progress that has been made surrounding children's coverage.

"We definitely think that the gains we have made over the 10 or 15 years in covering kids and families are potentially at risk with the proposals that have been discussed by the president and congress," she said. "There's little doubt that there will be negative repercussions, especially for low-income familes."

President Donald Trump's proposed budget would cut the Children's Health Insurance Program by at least 20%, as well as Medicaid, which covers millions more kids.

"Kids are about almost half of all the enrollees in Medicaid, so kids would be disproportionately harmed there," said Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus, a nonpartisan advocacy organization for children and family policy issues. "And what we're talking about there is kids who are either poor or disabled, so you're really hitting the most vulnerable kids in society."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/13/health/best-worst-states-children/index.html

Oklahoma is bad but is pushing for better. But it is dependent on the impoverished
environment. Food stamp cuts, Medicaid cuts, un-affordable healthcare pushing why
have it if you can't afford to use it anyway. These kind of things are tied together.
The one effects the others. Poverty is death to any growth as it rules.
http://newsok.com/report-shows-oklahoma-lags-nation-in-child-well-being-but-improving/article/5552891

Housing for the poor is a reflection of what you will have to look at in the future.
Labor force full of poverty is bad. How many middle class people work at Walmart?
What is Walmart going to be like with homeless workers working?

People these days live on less than 25 percent of their income.
75 percent of their income is spent on rent, utilities, car payments etc...
Living with no AC or winning the lottery is the only thing keeping things running.
Small towns make small wages noted why they have nothing because they make
nothing. Bigger cities have better wages but also with the cost of higher prices.
The wages are higher but many end up in the 50 percent of their income to live on
and that is not bad in view of small towns. But there are more small towns that
could hold back bigger towns in the lack of growth outside of town.
https://www.revvolution.com/rivet/so-this-actually-happened-tennessee-lottery-winner-somebody-direct-that-guy-to-500plus-hp-for-sale-198860/comment/1

"Nearly 39 million households can't afford their housing, according to the annual 
State of the Nation's Housing Report from Harvard's Joint Center for 
Housing Studies."

"Experts generally advise budgeting about 30% of monthly income for rent or mortgage costs."

"But millions of Americans are far exceeding that guideline.
One-third of households in 2015 were "cost burdened," meaning they spend 30% or more of their incomes to cover housing costs. Of that group, nearly 19 million are paying more than 50% of their income to cover their housing needs."
http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/16/real_estate/rising-home-costs-affordability-harvard/index.html

So keeping the same system without thinking ahead is fail!
Albert Einstein -  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and
expecting different results.

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