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Old 10-23-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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" The Great Recession increased poverty in 31 of 50 U.S. states last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. These states, which all saw both the number and the percentage of residents living in poverty rise in 2009, were almost entirely concentrated in the South.

Below poverty threshold in 2009: 17.2%
Below poverty threshold in 2008: 16.0%
Residents whose income fell below poverty threshold between 2008 and 2009: 358,673"
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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nothng new here--
there are people in TX--leaders, big movers and shakers--who are happy to have those demographics
and don't want to do anything to rock the boat to improve them...

they see this as way to ensure the rich get richer
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: 77441
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Texas is horrible, we're cannibals and eat children. Stay away, go to California...
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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I'm in California and plan to move to Texas.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Originally Posted by loves2read View Post
nothng new here--
there are people in TX--leaders, big movers and shakers--who are happy to have those demographics
and don't want to do anything to rock the boat to improve them...

they see this as way to ensure the rich get richer
Unfortunately, you are correct.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well instead of jumping to conclusions that it's those "rich businessmen" I did some digging.

Texas is quickly approaching majority-minority state.
Over 50% of the poor are Hispanic.
The majority of poor are located along the border.
Cameron and Hidalgo counties are the poorest counties in the entire US (41% pop there is poor)

This is not something new. Texas has had a larger percentage of poor compared to other states since 1980.

Texas Politics - Poverty in Texas - BETA
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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As Bill White says, "Texas is the state in the nation that leads in minimum wage jobs." That doesn't bother me but if he thinks he can fix it and is given a chance, give it a whirl, Bill.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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As Bill White says, "Texas is the state in the nation that leads in minimum wage jobs." That doesn't bother me but if he thinks he can fix it and is given a chance, give it a whirl, Bill.
Bill has no control what an employee is paid in the private work force....
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Bill has no control what an employee is paid in the private work force....
I didn't know that. Truthfully, I know very little about politics and rules such as you mention above. I hate the crookedness, and I really want to TRY to remove it all from my radar screen. I have enough trouble dealing with dishonesty in the work place. Thanks for cluing me in!!
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I didn't know that. Truthfully, I know very little about politics and rules such as you mention above. I hate the crookedness, and I really want to TRY to remove it all from my radar screen. I have enough trouble dealing with dishonesty in the work place. Thanks for cluing me in!!
Minimum wage is set by the Federal Government.


Statistics can be used in a number of ways to promote whatever agenda you want and lead people to the wrong conclusions as you can see from this thread.

As they say..there's lies, damn lies and statistics.
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