Millions of white and black pupils in poverty need city services for neighborhoods, not gentrification

The number of children in poverty from Kids Count show 4.082 million African American, 5.225 million non-Hispanic white, and 5.814 million Hispanic. Half of the Hispanic total (an ethnic measure of origin in Spain or South and Central America, including Mexico) is half white race and half black race. Removing the ethnic division, the racial … Continue reading Millions of white and black pupils in poverty need city services for neighborhoods, not gentrification

$6,000 healthcare deductible lowers birth rate in the U.S. and keeps many from marrying

Some pundits have recently commented on other blogs that the birth rate seems to be declining among middle class citizens. In my opinion much of this terrible trend is caused by economics - newly minted healthcare insurance plans that no longer just require co-pays, but have a huge first contribution.When a family has to pay … Continue reading $6,000 healthcare deductible lowers birth rate in the U.S. and keeps many from marrying

We should not use our Social Security worker contributions to pay for general welfare programs

The day after the President's State of the Union address, many pundits are concerned with his reference to Social Security, a subject he continues to toss out as a bargaining chip with the GOP. ¬† Social Security is a worker program that has been used as a welfare program. Our 13.4% contributions (you plus your … Continue reading We should not use our Social Security worker contributions to pay for general welfare programs