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Just so we are clear.......because we know facts are not high on the Regressives' list of priorities........the number they are talking about is married black couples who live together and have no children...........

 

The rest of the statistics about black poverty increasing does not look so good for the president..............we used to call that "cherry picking". 

 

Remember when we had a president who increased the economy for all Americans and all races?  I miss Obama. 

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@williamb39198 wrote:

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Has there been any study or poll to ask a majority of African Americans how they really feel about their recent “gains”? Do they think they are better off?

 

And when you account for inflation and the extra costs of goods due to trump’s tariff, what is the real net wage gain for average Americans...and did any of them pay any extra from the “tax cuts”?


I don't know...

 

This information is in the 2018 Census report that just came out and is based of facts compiled by them.  IMO this is good news for our country.

 

 

 

 


Totally untrue. The information was put together by them but they gave no reasons for what happened. It was the Brightbart author who put the meaning to their information. The author did not tell the truth. Here once again we see the far right try and use a diversion opinion story to undo what really happended.

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BY:  Neal Munro

 

President Donald Trump can claim credit for pushing poverty among black American adults to record lows, according to data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 economic report.

The good news is hidden deep in the 77-page report, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018, which was released Tuesday, September 10.

 

Table B5 on page 65 shows that poverty among married black families dropped to 18.8 percent, down from 20.2 percent in 2015 and 23.8 percent in 2007, which was the peak of the housing boom and bubble inflated by Congress and President George W. Bush’s terms.

 

Poverty among black female-headed families also dropped to 31.7 percent, down from 35.7 percent in 2015 and 39.7 percent in 2007.

 

Poverty among all black Americans dropped to 20.8 percent, down from 24.1 percent in 2015 and 24.5 percent in 2007

 

For comparison, black poverty is still somewhat higher than the poverty rate for all Americans, which is at 11.8 percent, and at 9.7 percent for all intact families and 26.8 percent for female-headed households.

 

The report does not suggest why the poverty rate is falling. But other data — including comments from industry CEOs — show that wages are gently rising as employers reluctantly begin to compete for employees in a low-immigration, tight labor economy.

 

Trump’s unprecedented combination of  “Hire American” and economic growth policies is helping create those wage gains nationwide.

 

The growth policies pressure companies to hire more workers.

 

The “Hire American” policy suppresses the inflow of legal and illegal migrants and also blocks demands from businesses for special infusions of cheap foreign labor, such as extra refugees, asylum-seekers, visa workers, and legal immigrants.

 

Trump’s low-immigration policies have prompted many progressives and Democrats to claim he is racist. But his growth and “Hire American” combination is pressuring companies to compete for Americans workers — including blacks and Latinos — by offering higher wages and better benefits.

One expected impact of the shortage is a growing number of non-white Americans who are being hired and are getting wage increases. The Washington Post reported September 9:

 

Economists say the minority hiring boom is explained mainly by a tight labor market that is forcing employers to look beyond their normal pool of candidates …

 

“Now there are more job opportunities, I think. I look for jobs that want English and Spanish speakers,” said [Milagros] Tasayco, who spends her mornings at the community center and her afternoons at a private day care. “My children say, ‘Wow, Mommy, you have two jobs!’ My husband is proud, too.”

The Census Bureau said men who work full time and year-round got an average earnings boost of 3.4 percent in 2018, pushing their median salaries up to $55,291, a 3.4 percent gain after adjusting for inflation. Women gained 3.3 percent in wages, to bring their median salaries to $45,097 for full time, year-round work.

 

Trump’s wage gains may mark a historic shift in the nation’s economy.

 

This growth is already visible as a rising line at the end of a Census Bureau chart, which shows the flat-lined wages between 1973 and 2018. The flat wages followed 25 years of rapid wage growth in a low-immigration economy between 1959 and 1973,

 

 

Immigration Numbers:

 

Each year, roughly four million young Americans join the workforce after graduating from high school or university. This total includes about 800,000 Americans who graduate with skilled degrees in business or health care, engineering or science, software, or statistics.

 

But the federal government then imports about 1.1 million legal immigrants and refreshes a resident population of about 1.5 million white-collar visa workers — including approximately one million H-1B workers and spouses — and about 500,000 blue-collar visa workers.

 

The government also prints out more than one million work permits for foreigners, it tolerates about eight million illegal workers, and it does not punish companies for employing the hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants who sneak across the border or overstay their legal visas each year.

This policy of inflating the labor supply boosts economic growth for investors because it transfers wages to investors and ensures that employers do not have to compete for American workers by offering higher wages and better working conditions.

 

This policy of flooding the market with cheap, foreign, white-collar graduates and blue-collar labor also shifts enormous wealth from young employees towards older investors, even as it also widens wealth gaps, reduces high-tech investment,  increases state and local tax burdens, reduces marriage rates, and hurts children’s schools and college educations.

 

The cheap-labor economic strategy also pushes Americans away from high-tech careers and sidelines millions of marginalized Americans, including many who are now struggling with fentanyl addictions.

 

The labor policy also moves business investment and wealth from the Heartland to the coastal cities, explodes rents and housing costs, undermines suburbia, shrivels real estate values in the Midwest, and rewards investors for creating low-tech, labor-intensiveworkplaces.

 

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Good Job Mr. President!!

 

Nice try but  Neal Munro is using Brightbart as his source, and Brightbart has never been correct on anything, and keep its record at 100% incorrect on this subject. The improvements they talk about were due to Obama handling of the Bush recession. There is a 2 or 3 year delay in numbers as it takes time for the policy changes to take hold. You see talk now of a recession and we are 2 years in to Trumps time so he has had 2 years to wreck the economy before what he did takes hold. Here is another example in the Health Care field. We see numbers being realised by the Fed. govt showing there is a drop in the number of people who have health insurance. I have been posting in here for the last year this would happen, and then all would see the health care system really start to go down hill with all things like the pre ex back, rate increases, less coverage etc. Just like before the ACA. Trump started the ball rolling when he became President, and before to long all will get the wake up call with rate increases. Even John McCain could not stop Trump and he tried.   DICTATOR TRUMP STRIKES AGAIN.


 

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So "black poverty hits record low under president Trump"? That may or may not be true, but it's a certainty that it won't bring him even one more black vote. Smiley Happy

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@jimc91 

Has there been any study or poll to ask a majority of African Americans how they really feel about their recent “gains”? Do they think they are better off?

 

And when you account for inflation and the extra costs of goods due to trump’s tariff, what is the real net wage gain for average Americans...and did any of them pay any extra from the “tax cuts”?


I don't know...

 

This information is in the 2018 Census report that just came out and is based of facts compiled by them.  IMO this is good news for our country.

 

 

 

 

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Has there been any study or poll to ask a majority of African Americans how they really feel about their recent “gains”? Do they think they are better off?

 

And when you account for inflation and the extra costs of goods due to trump’s tariff, what is the real net wage gain for average Americans...and did any of them pay any extra from the “tax cuts”?

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@Richva wrote:

He always forgets to note that he is still riding on the Obama recovery. 

 

 

 

Obama wanted everyone on food stamps, welfare, and section 8 housing.  What recovery did Obama accomplish with those goals?

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He always forgets to note that he is still riding on the Obama recovery. 

 

 

While Trump didn’t directly take credit for the decline in his Wheeling remarks, it’s worth noting that the poverty rate had fallen for several years running under his predecessor, President Barack Obama. So the pattern stems from the generally improving economy under both presidents.

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Well, the article seems to imply that he is standing for black citizens, when his record on that may reflect something else, is all.

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You state your opinion as fact. It is not!

The fact is that Black unemployment is at a or near a all time low.

FYI...Poverty among black female-headed families also dropped to 31.7 percent, down from 35.7 percent in 2015 and 39.7 percent in 2007.



Poverty among all black Americans dropped to 20.8 percent, down from 24.1 percent in 2015 and 24.5 percent in 2007

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"How he called other countries"...that is not what this thread is about. But as you bring it up Trump is sticking up for our country if he sometimes offends other countries so be it.

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Huh, go figure! The community board will not allow the link posted because of the words.....

Words that the President of the United States used?! Grab 'em where???

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And what has that got to do with the subject of this thread?

 

 

Well, the article seems to imply that he is standing for black citizens, when his record on that may reflect something else, is all.

 

edit note:  it's called manipulation....the link that would not post was how he called certain countries....

poop(more acceptable word?) holes


@Laurie42010 Would you agree that this is good news for the Black Community?  

 

It is an improvement to the black poverty issue, what are you even talking about?  

 

Is it just that you dislike the President so much you feel the need to "spin" it as something bad?

 

Please explain your position...

 

 

 

 


@jimc91 I think my position was clear. By the way, I disagree, I believe the Republican's are the ones who are putting a "spin" on this because of election cycles. I do not like the president personally....or professionally! That is the beauty of a true democracy of the whole republic....not just one faction, imo.


Thank you @Laurie42010 for sharing your opinion and position in a civil way, it's refreshing.  It is normal for people to disagree or have differing opinions and it adds much to our democracy when they disagree and yet remain civil and respectful of others.

 

I wish more members of this senior forum would follow your lead with this post rather than just respond with snotty and insulting language towards others.

 

Yes, I disagree with your position, however I don't hate you as a person.

 

IMO of course.

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