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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb. 18, 2014 / 18 Adar I, 5774

Inequality Hurting Upward Mobility? Not So Much

By Rick Jensen





http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Income Inequality" is the current marketing slogan for rallying voters to the Democratic Party. It just isn't "fair" that some people make millions of dollars a year "doing nothing" while millions of people work hard and struggle every day to put food on the table and afford HBO.

So, what's unfair? Is it unfair that a pimple-faced 19 year-old can sell enough songs and concert tickets to afford sports cars, high quality pot and lawyers? Is it unfair that some smart men and women figure out ways to make millions of dollars at hedge funds and big investment banks, then give the largest of their political contributions to the Democrats who help keep them in business?

Or, is it important because it gives the impression that a middle class kid in a Wilmington, Delaware neighborhood can't work her way up the ladder to be CEO of DuPont and Chris Gardner could no longer work his way from homelessness to being a millionaire stockbroker?

If that's the problem liberals are using to generate enough hate and envy to motivate voters to elect lawmakers who promise to "transfer the wealth," then they sure can't let anyone know the results of the latest nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research study.

The study shows that Americans born to the poorest households still have the same chance of to work their way to the top of the income brackets as their predecessors.

Specifically, the income gap between the richest of the rich and the poor is greater now than any time since the Roaring 20's while those born to the poorest 20 percent of households in 1986 have a slightly better chance of working their way to the top 20 percent that those born in 1971.

As of today, 9 percent of children born to the poorest 20 percent in 1986 have been able to climb into the top 20 percent income bracket while 8.4 percent of children born to the poorest households in 1971 were likely to work their way into the top 20 percent.


The American Dream of working your way to prosperity is alive and well.

However, the American Dream of getting a job with a big manufacturer, being paid a large enough salary to buy a lake cabin and a boat, then retiring comfortably after 30 years with the same company is still in trouble.

Obamacare, inordinate regulations and taxes will keep that dream at bay for quite some time.

Democratic Governors are also contributing to suppressing economic growth for the middle class by racking up more and more taxes on those of us trying to make ends meet.

California's Jerry Brown increased the sales tax. Maryland doubled the "flush tax" which will be passed onto consumers. Washington Governor Jay Inslee is bracing taxpayers for an onslaught of tax increases next year. Delaware's Governor Jack Markell is pushing for raising the gas tax by another ten cents, further straining the family budgets of hardworking people who must drive to work and especially those whose job entails driving. This is especially taxing to those who know their state could pay for transportation projects and salaries by reducing the prevailing wage calculation by a mere 15 percent or consolidating their 22 school districts in a state smaller than any one of nine Texas counties.

New York City's de Blasio is readying a raft of tax increases on the rich, businesses and subsequently everyone who does business with or is employed by them.

His recent blatant demonstration of using government to punish those you despise is also an excellent example of how such behavior torments the middle class and working poor.

When he allowed the ritzy Upper East Side streets to go unplowed during the recent big snowstorm, rich folk complained and nobody cared.

However, this behavior also kept hundreds of shop-workers, accountants, bus drivers and other middle class workers from getting to the job.

It also adds to the reasons why Democratic Party policies hurt the middle class and working poor.

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Previously:


02/10/14 Liberals Say the Funniest Things... Sometimes
12/18/13 The Liberals who Killed Jimmy Stewart
11/14/13 Ideology and the 'Men of Reason'
10/29/13 The NFL Sees Green in Pink
10/14/13 Obama, the Shutdown and 'Rules for Radicals'
10/08/13 Obamacare's Orthodoxy of Faith
07/22/13 Napolitano Lands a Job She's Actually Qualified For
07/15/13 Praising a Biden on Guns
07/01/13 Obama Created Edward Snowden
06/24/13 Why Was Former Marine Held in a Psych Ward?

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