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Showing posts with label income. Show all posts
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Home ownership quickly becoming unaffordable as mortgages rise to 40% of household spending

The bursting of the 2007 housing bubble occurred because of many factors, but a primary reason for the collapse was due to the inability of Americans to afford the cost of rising mortgage payments.  When the crash occurred, the average amount of household income being spent on mortgages and rents was at or above 40%, and it led to a wave of foreclosures that are still haunting the market to this day.

Yet thanks to Federal Reserve policies of Quantitative Easing, and the drive to re-create the housing bubble once again, history is now repeating itself as consumer costs for a residence, both in home ownership and in rents, are reaching that magical number of 40% just six years after the last crisis.




Read more on this article here...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Inflation: Nearly half of Americans make less today than in 1968

If you were to dollar cost average the wages Americans earned from 1968 to the present, adjusting for inflation and the Federal Reserve's devaluation of the dollar in that time, you would find that nearly 40% of all Americans who earn a minimum wage or less in 2013, earn much less than someone who made a minimum wage income 45 years ago.



Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the United States was $1.60 an hour.  That sounds very small, but after you account for inflation a very different picture emerges.  Using the inflation calculator that the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides, $1.60 in 1968 is equivalent to $10.74 today. 

And of course the official government inflation numbers have been heavily manipulated to make inflation look much lower than it actually is, so the number for today should actually be substantially higher than $10.74, but for purposes of this article we will use $10.74.  If you were to work a full-time job at $10.74 an hour for a full year (with two weeks off for vacation), you would make about $21,480 for the year. 

That isn't a lot of money, but according to the Social Security Administration, 40.28% of all workers make less than $20,000 a year in America today. - Economic Collapse Blog

So if you wondered why 4 out of 5 Americans now live in poverty, are jobless, or receive some form of welfare assistance, all you have to do is look at the Federal Reserve and Federal government, and realize that all problems in our economic lives lay at the feet of these two entities.

Friday, August 2, 2013

How to become wealthier at the press of a button

Like prior Presidential administrations, growing pressure on Barack Obama forced the Commander in Chief to change the data modeling of how GDP was determined, and to make it look like the economy was improving well above its actual levels.  In fact, the data stream that was changed in the GDP model was...

How much money you (American people) make as income!

Because of these new changes to the GDP formula, and not the actual real jobs and production data, America suddenly became $300 billion richer, and accordingly, the stock markets responded by reaching new all-time highs.



We are delighted to advise Americans everywhere that you are all now making some $300 billion more than you were before the 8:30 AM revision. At least that's what the Bureau of Economic Analysis says: according to the quarterly revision, the revized annualized Disposable Personal Income is really some $300 billion higher compared to the pre-revision number. You are all richer!

What's that? You don't feel a dollar richer compared to this morning? That's irrelevant: everyone is now making about 2.4% more. A revised number in an Excel spreadsheet on a government computer said so, so it must be true. - Zerohedge

America!  Time to go out and feel richer even if you aren't actually richer.  Your government has printed you more income, out of thin air!

As a reality check however, the REAL reason the government made these formula changes was so that THEY could borrow more money, and artificially lower the debt to GDP ratio that was nearing an all-time record of 110%.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

College income study shows education won't assure you a future of success

Proponents of education have quite often used the propaganda that higher learned not only is a vital necessity to succeed in today's world, but is the equalizer against poverty and social economic environments.  That fallacy may be coming to an end as a new study is showing that those who begin at lower levels of household income stand to earn far less for the same college Degree than those in a much higher bracket.

Meaning... in the real world, success is not measured by education and drive, but on money and the connections that come from it.


What does the above chart imply? Nothing more than that for the vast majority of people, college degrees are the modern-day equivalent of very, very expensive snake oil.

Yes: colleges are sold to you as the critical stepping stone on the path to wealth and prosperity, but sadly the empirical evidence demonstrates that when it comes to an actual, demonstrable income effect, only the wealthiest people actually benefit from a degree! The lowest fifth of household by income see their change in income decline by 10%, while the middle fifth sees an incremental 2.1% drop. Where do incomes rise? When you are already wealthy and belong to the highest fifth of households by income: there, going to college boosts your income by an additional 15.1%

And since for the great majority (excluding the richest of course), a college education is funded by even more implied poverty, i.e. debt, which is merely the opportunity cost of future income and wealth, the simply math works out as follows: college - a tool for making the rich richer, the poor poorer, and virtually everyone (excluding the richest, again, of course) a debt slave into a system that beguiles impressionable youths with dreams of money and power, and cheap low interest private and Federal student loans, only for the illusion to shatter upon graduation and all those wonderful jobs demanding a piece of paper procured in exchange for 4 years of debt-funded classes, turn out to have been a mirage all along...

In short: the only hope for a great many people is nothing but a debt trap. - Zerohedge

For a large portion of the wealthy in the world, education had little to do with their prosperity and success.  Bill Gates was a college dropout, and Sam Walton relied upon loans from his Father-in-law to build his first few retail stores.  In truth, luck, risk, and hard work achieves far more than a college Degree, and validates that in an open playing field, not all have the intestinal fortitude to be an entrepreneur because of the qualities necessary to achieve great success.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Americans lining up for foodstamps like there is no tomorrow

Food stamp recipients just crossed 46 million Americans in the latest report from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Last month, 120,000 Americans may have found a job, but 423,000 fell below the income limits and became eligible for the EBT.



Makes us all want to pull out our Karaoke machines and sing our EBT anthem.