Sunday, November 01, 2015

Why do Democrats talk about the gap instead of life style?

Facebook sent me a memo about what I wrote on November 1, 2014.

"This is why the Democrats have to talk about a gap rather than quality of life and consumption.

The typical poor household, AS DEFINED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, has ...

  • a car and air conditioning, two color televisions, cable or satellite TV, a DVD player, and a VCR.
  • If there are children, especially boys, the family has a game system, such as an Xbox or PlayStation.
  • In the kitchen, the household has a refrigerator, an oven and stove, and a microwave.
  • Other household conveniences include a clothes washer, clothes dryer, ceiling fans, a cordless phone, and a coffee maker.
  • The home of the typical poor family is in good repair and is not overcrowded.
  • The typical average poor American has more living space in his home than the average (non-poor) European has.
  • By its own report, the typical poor family was not hungry, was able to obtain medical care when needed, and had sufficient funds during the past year to meet all essential needs."

The immigrants who come here probably know this; the media and politicians don't seem to.

chart of 30-year price changes for various goods and services

Notice what is soaring?  College tuition and fees, not health care. Government is heavily involved in college loans.

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