Friday, March 16, 2012

I want to hear candidates talk about helping ‘average’ Americans, not stupid ideologies

I wouldn’t even be running for President of the Untied States if at least one candidate in the race was interested in helping average Americans.

The millionaires who are running represent the elite, the wealthy Americans who form Super PACS to buy the election. They need countered with facts, and someone to state them.

Here’s the latest report: 

“If you're an "average" American, you earn close to $40,000 a year -- pretty good money compared with the rest of the world.

But recent data from a number of sources conclude that the average U.S. income, while solid among its peers around the world, still leaves many grappling to make ends meet. Additionally, the 2011 U.N. Human Development Report finds the gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. continuing to widen.

Unfortunately, in the U.S., an average $40,000 income often means living paycheck to paycheck and, perhaps more significant, living beyond your means.

"The average American struggles," says Ronald Hill, a professor at Villanova University who has studied poverty worldwide. "They have an old car they're struggling to keep on the road, they may be late with rent payments, and they can't afford to send their kids to college.

At $40,000 a year, they probably haven't been on a vacation in five years. They feel great restrictions.""What's striking about the United States is that, comparable to other countries of comparable income, the inequality in the United States is much wider than any other country," says William Orme, a spokesman for the U.N. report. (source)

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