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Study: Wealth gap largest on record

Your home is typically your greatest asset. Depending on the part of the country, home prices over 30 years went up to create wealth. In Youngstown, not so much. Another way to create wealth is slow and steady savings and investments.

Dual income families also tend to be middle income. More single families equate to lower income. And fewer homeowners equal less wealth.

per www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-570.pdf
•• Sixty-six percent of households in 2012 were family households, down from 81 percent in 1970.

•• Between 1970 and 2012, the share of households that were married couples with children under 18 halved from 40 percent to 20 percent.

•• The proportion of one-person households increased by 10 percentage points between 1970 and 2012, from 17 percent to 27 percent.

•• Between 1970 and 2012, the average number of people per household declined from 3.1 to 2.6.

The author only states that the wealth gap is largest in history and gives 2013 figures but does not say what they are comparing it to. They also state that wealth is calculated by adding a family's assets, homes, cars and businesses, and subtracted from debts which is true, but then then go on to say what you need to make to qualify as low vs upper middle income.

Income does not always equate to wealth.

December 17, 2014 at 10:02 p.m. suggest removal

Heroin pipeline shut down

Lt McGowan, I'm curious. Legalize and tax and let them pay for it with their own income? So where is this income going to come from? Problem with narcotics is that they are addictive. Legalize and then what - allow the person to continue working. Where do you draw the line there -can you work for certain companies and not others? And if they can't work, then were do the get the money to support their habit? There's where the cycle of crime begins.

There's far too much money being made for the problem to go away. As long as there's a new batch of kids to get hooked the cycle will continue.

December 15, 2014 at 1:51 a.m. suggest removal

Heroin pipeline shut down

Common knowledge is what gets us into trouble. Are we to believe bunkpatrol because he said it. Just because you heard it doesn't make it the truth.

oviets "debunked" bunkpatrol's answer by doing what he said. Research it.

Take Ferguson for example, Michael Brown's friend said that an innocent boy was shot in the back with his hands up while saying don't shoot. Riots ensued. Obama and Sharpton jumped in to fan the flames of outrage. After the investigation it was proved by witnesses and by scientific fact that was not the case.

“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

December 14, 2014 at 4:35 p.m. suggest removal

School district faces large health insurance premium increase

"the plan design is outdated, and he’s not sure a company would be able to match it. He said it’s custom-built for the district, and he likened it to a plan from the 1980s with lower deductibles and lower out-of-pocket maximum costs for employees"

Also, in Dec 2012 Vindy reported on their Cadillac of plans and the shortages. (link beow) Apparently they poured more money into the plan to cover costs but nothing else changed. We could only dream of having a health plan such as theirs. Tell us Vindy - what are the employee premiums for this taxpayer funded plan?

"“There’s a $225 per year maximum out of pocket expense” for employees of the Youngstown system, which Paprocki characterized as “peanuts.”

“Nobody has that,” he said.
- See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2012/dec/18...

December 13, 2014 at 3:18 p.m. suggest removal

Calif. man snared in Pa. sex sting gets 27 years

Facing 27 years in prison but got only lifetime probation? This is after he tried to contact two other minors for sex while a fugitive? Do you REALLY believe he's not going to do this again? What is WRONG with our justice system!

December 12, 2014 at 10:40 p.m. suggest removal

Hatefest toward Obama reflects more on haters than on president

Billdog sees the conversation as hate, I see it as frustration for being fooled, deceived, lied to, played... should I go on? Our elected officials do not seem to have the American people's interest at heart. One thing that is learned by these boards is that our country is truly divided.

December 12, 2014 at 7:55 p.m. suggest removal

Rep. Ryan 'outraged' by jobs loss report

The output and formatting gives options to show date ranges and other formatting choices. Click at the top.

It appears that those most affected are those 16-20 range and next the 20-24 range and self employed workers. Workers over 55 still remain high.

http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputS...

December 12, 2014 at 12:23 p.m. suggest removal

Rep. Ryan 'outraged' by jobs loss report

The civilian labor force participation rate from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the number of people working is now the lowest since 1978.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS113...

December 12, 2014 at 1:52 a.m. suggest removal

Hatefest toward Obama reflects more on haters than on president

Actually Clinton had about 10 chances to take him out. The link I posted came from the horses mouth the day before 9/11.

Michael Scheurer former CIA Osama bin Laden unit chief 1996-1999 tells of one of the clearest opportunities thwarted by Clinton. http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4505566...

December 11, 2014 at 8:33 p.m. suggest removal

Prayer service tonight for Ursuline cheerleader who collapsed

Thoughts and prayers to Lauren and her family at this difficult time. Peace be with you.

December 11, 2014 at 8:09 p.m. suggest removal

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