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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'll repeat here the word you should pay attention to:

    COMMENTARY



    I gave you specific rankings. They are based on specific measures. You respond with commentary that uses vague words like good and bad, better and worse, and who Inaccurately throws out waiting times, and I've shown we wait here as well, and longer if you're poor.

    So, try again.
    I have to say you really have a passion for this topic but that passion seems to prevent you from seeing reality. Rankings are great but there are a lot of things that go into those rankings including cost of living. What does rankings have to do with the topic here? You believe the govt. will maintain high standards and if so where are there examples of that?

    We do indeed wait here mostly in states that already have UHC but that doesn't bother you because you are going to believe what you want to believe.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I have to say you really have a passion for this topic but that passion seems to prevent you from seeing reality. Rankings are great but there are a lot of things that go into those rankings including cost of living. What does rankings have to do with the topic here? You believe the govt. will maintain high standards and if so where are there examples of that?

    We do indeed wait here mostly in states that already have UHC but that doesn't bother you because you are going to believe what you want to believe.
    Yes, a lot of things do, and most if not all of it is accounted for. And no, if you're poor in Texas, particularly working poor, you're waiting as much or more than anyone in the modern world.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yes, a lot of things do, and most if not all of it is accounted for. And no, if you're poor in Texas, particularly working poor, you're waiting as much or more than anyone in the modern world.
    Your opinion noted, fact is TX has a lot of programs for the working poor. You ought to do better research.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

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    Your opinion noted, fact is TX has a lot of programs for the working poor. You ought to do better research.
    Not really:

    The Darker Side of Texas

    In Texas, lower-wage employment continues to grow faster than higher-wage jobs. The state is tied with Mississippi for the highest proportion of low-wage jobs, with more than half a million, or 10 percent, of hourly paid workers in Texas making the minimum wage or less. And more than half of Texas jobs pay, on average, less than $36,000 (i.e., about twice the federal poverty rate for a family of three). That means that these jobs do not pay enough for a family of three to meet their basic needs, including rent, food, child care, health care and other necessities. Even more Texans have nothing to fall back on despite their hard work, with 1 in 2 having virtually no “rainy day” savings.

    The Darker Side of Texas | The Working Poor Families Project

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not really:

    The Darker Side of Texas

    In Texas, lower-wage employment continues to grow faster than higher-wage jobs. The state is tied with Mississippi for the highest proportion of low-wage jobs, with more than half a million, or 10 percent, of hourly paid workers in Texas making the minimum wage or less. And more than half of Texas jobs pay, on average, less than $36,000 (i.e., about twice the federal poverty rate for a family of three). That means that these jobs do not pay enough for a family of three to meet their basic needs, including rent, food, child care, health care and other necessities. Even more Texans have nothing to fall back on despite their hard work, with 1 in 2 having virtually no “rainy day” savings.

    The Darker Side of Texas | The Working Poor Families Project

    This just goes to show how poorly educated so many people are. There are about 500,000 minimum wage employees in TX and triple that number in California but California minimum wage is $8 and hour but not counted by the Federal Govt. You cannot live in California for their minimum wage but you can live in TX. Your knowledge of this state is based upon biased reporting that distorts reality.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not really:

    The Darker Side of Texas

    In Texas, lower-wage employment continues to grow faster than higher-wage jobs. The state is tied with Mississippi for the highest proportion of low-wage jobs, with more than half a million, or 10 percent, of hourly paid workers in Texas making the minimum wage or less. And more than half of Texas jobs pay, on average, less than $36,000 (i.e., about twice the federal poverty rate for a family of three). That means that these jobs do not pay enough for a family of three to meet their basic needs, including rent, food, child care, health care and other necessities. Even more Texans have nothing to fall back on despite their hard work, with 1 in 2 having virtually no “rainy day” savings.

    The Darker Side of Texas | The Working Poor Families Project
    TX has about 500,000 people in this state making Federal Minimum wage out of a labor force that is more than four times higher than the population of your state and an employment force of 12 million. Got it yet, 12 million people working in this state and 500,000 making minimum wage!! You are absolutely poorly informed as are most of those people whose articles you are posting. For a state this size, located on the border with Mexico, the economy is booming, the population is growing, the labor force is growing, and the unemployment rate is below the national average, and this hell hole is attracting new business. Better find something else to complain about or better yet, stay in Iowa where you belong.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    TX has about 500,000 people in this state making Federal Minimum wage out of a labor force that is more than four times higher than the population of your state and an employment force of 12 million. Got it yet, 12 million people working in this state and 500,000 making minimum wage!! You are absolutely poorly informed as are most of those people whose articles you are posting. For a state this size, located on the border with Mexico, the economy is booming, the population is growing, the labor force is growing, and the unemployment rate is below the national average, and this hell hole is attracting new business. Better find something else to complain about or better yet, stay in Iowa where you belong.
    Yep, you are the poverty state. You really can work for low wages there.

    Working poor are swelling ranks of Houston hungriest

    Every day more than 700,000 people in Harris County are uncertain about where they will get their next meal. Not all of them are poor — many are working people who don't qualify for federal food programs.

    These are among the findings of a recent study that provides the first detailed look at hunger at the county level. Harris County families struggling to keep food on the table have a food budget shortfall of $12.97 per week, per person. To fill the meal gap, $277 million is needed annually to ensure that every person has three meals a day, according to the report's calculations.

    Working poor are swelling ranks of Houston hungriest - Houston Chronicle


    Try to remember what we're discussing.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yep, you are the poverty state. You really can work for low wages there.

    Working poor are swelling ranks of Houston hungriest

    Every day more than 700,000 people in Harris County are uncertain about where they will get their next meal. Not all of them are poor — many are working people who don't qualify for federal food programs.

    These are among the findings of a recent study that provides the first detailed look at hunger at the county level. Harris County families struggling to keep food on the table have a food budget shortfall of $12.97 per week, per person. To fill the meal gap, $277 million is needed annually to ensure that every person has three meals a day, according to the report's calculations.

    Working poor are swelling ranks of Houston hungriest - Houston Chronicle


    Try to remember what we're discussing.
    You ought to worry about your own state where

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011 there were 25,000 workers in Iowa making the minimum wage and another 28,000 below minimum wage.
    With a working population of 1.5 million that is a little less than 4% which is the same percentage as TX. Try to not show your bias and jealousy of the state of TX. I love making you look foolish.

    Almost 12 million working people in TX compared to 1.5 million in Iowa. Your jealousy of this state is shwoing.

    Oh, by the way, welfare queen Sheila Jackson Lee is a member of the House from Houston, and Houston hasn't had a Republican Mayor in decades.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You ought to worry about your own state where



    With a working population of 1.5 million that is a little less than 4% which is the same percentage as TX. Try to not show your bias and jealousy of the state of TX. I love making you look foolish.

    Almost 12 million working people in TX compared to 1.5 million in Iowa. Your jealousy of this state is shwoing.

    Oh, by the way, welfare queen Sheila Jackson Lee is a member of the House from Houston, and Houston hasn't had a Republican Mayor in decades.
    And yet, your state just doesn't measure up.

    And I worry about all Americans, not just the nation of low wages (Texas).

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    re: Report shows how recession hit families [W:391, 502]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And yet, your state just doesn't measure up.

    And I worry about all Americans, not just the nation of low wages (Texas).
    Doesn't measure up? LOL, 12 million working Americans and 500,000 making minimum wage? That isn't measuring up? Amazing how little you know about TX and the numbers just make you look foolish.

    you better stay in Iowa as you would never make it in TX

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