Brookings Institution research confirms that the San Francisco Bay Area has the highest income inequality levels in the United States.
Brookings develops income inequality multiples for America’s 100 largest metropolitan areas by dividing the income earnings of the top 5 percent of households by the income earnings of the lowest 20 percent of households.
In 2014, the San Francisco metropolitan area was the only Northern California region to be in the nation’s top 10 for income inequality. With the top 5 percent of households making an average of $353,483, and the lowest 20 percent of households making $31,761, the income inequality ratio was 11.1, the third-highest income inequality in America.
Two years later, in 2016, San Francisco’s income inequality was still the third highest, at a ratio of 11. But the San Jose metropolitan area had jumped from the 17th highest rate of income inequality in 2014 to the 6th highest rate in 2016. With the top 5 percent of households making an average income of $428,363 and the lowest 20 percent of households making an average income of 40,807, the income inequality ratio was 10.5.
The San Jose metropolitan area’s top 5 percent of household incomes were second only to Bridgeport, Connecticut, with a household income average of $485,657. But San Jose’s lowest 20 percent was the highest average metropolitan household income for the nation’s lowest 20 percent of household incomes.
The Bay Area’s combined two metropolitan areas encompass the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Santa Clara. With a combined income inequality ratio of about 10.8, there are no two adjoining metropolitan areas that come anywhere close to the inequality of the Bay Area. The gap between the highest earning group and the lowest group of earners expanded by a stunning $54,000.
In 2015, PolitiFact found that of the Brooking’s study’s 10 most unequal cities, 9 had Democratic mayors, including “Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. Only one, Miami, has a Republican mayor.”
Liberals are determined to put the rights of criminal aliens ahead of citizens. From coast to coast, liberal leaders spit in the face of law-abiding Americans.
We told you about CA Gov. Jerry Brown. He is trying to prevent criminal aliens from being deported. This Democrat believes he should protect illegals. These are people who broke the law to enter the United States. They went on to break more laws, endangering the lives of Americans.
Jerry Brown pardoned these people, hoping to prevent their deportations.
Now another liberal governor is following California’s lead. It won’t be a surprise who.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pardoned 18 illegal aliens slated for deportation Wednesday while he issued his pardons for the holiday season…
The Governor’s Office said the pardons for those in danger of being deported should act as a bridge to legal status, although they stressed there is no guarantee the pardoned would gain legal status.
The New York governor has had a history of pardoning and commuting the sentences of controversial figures. He commuted the sentence of radical terrorist Judith Clark in 2016.
Cuomo also pardoned 39 people convicted of misdemeanors when they were under 18 years old who have not re-offended in the past ten years or more and commuted the sentences of two people.
Cuomo, like Brown, is a pathetic and bitter liberal. He is determined to run the state of New York into the ground. His toxic and broken policies will only harm legal citizens. Meanwhile, he bends over backward to help criminals.
This is nothing new for Democrats. Their policies help abusers, crooks, and losers. Hard-working Americans are neglected, ignored, or vilified.
But Cuomo is dreaming if he thinks pardoning will stop Trump’s agenda. The federal government still has jurisdiction over criminal aliens. Pardoning won’t stop them from getting deported. It is just a bitter move by Cuomo. He hopes to simply slander Trump in the process.
Obama loved to spend cash. The problem? It was your cash!
Democrats’ only plan for government is to spend, spend, spend. That results in higher taxes, hurting jobs and businesses.
With Donald Trump in the White House, all that is changing. He’s bringing the federal government under control. He’s already saved taxpayers billions in slashed regulations, smaller government, and tax cuts.
Now we are learning he just ended a very bad deal. A deal where two liberal states tried to screw the country.
From Conservative Tribune:
While he was in office, former President Barack Obama worked out a $13 billion rail tunnel for two deep-blue Democrat states in which U.S. taxpayers would be paying for half of the bill. Luckily for the American people, President Donald Trump is in office now to put a stop to this overpriced project.
According to Fox News, the plan was supposed to renovate Amtrak tunnels and tracks between New York state and New Jersey that have fallen into disrepair…
However, the issue isn’t whether the repairs should be made. The issue is with who will pay for them.
Under the original plan, the costs would be split up three ways between New York state, New Jersey, and the federal government…
According to Fox, the two states have started to back out of their end of the deal. They now want to make up their payments using loans from the federal government. In other words, pay nothing at all for themselves up front, while the rest of the country picks up the tab for improvements to a transportation system overwhelmingly used by residents of New York, New Jersey and other Northeastern states.
Typical strong-arm tactics from states known for their mafia ties. Not a huge surprise. Liberals in New York and New Jersey behave like mobsters. They tax residents into oblivion. Where that money goes? Not to needed projects, obviously.
Users online raise a good question. Why should people outside of the Northeast flip their bill?
Why should taxpayers in South Dakota or South Carolina have to chip in for a rail tunnel for Jersey commuters who work in New York? Pay for the damn project out of the fare box or forget it. https://t.co/KkUWq4iwzI
The original deal wasn’t terrible. Trump promised to rebuild infrastructure, after all. But clearly the crooks in NJ and NY wanted to put the entire burden on the federal government. They refused to spend any state money. Hey, that money has to be used to pay off corrupt officials and bribe businesses, right!?
It’s only fair that these states invest in their own infrastructure. Yet under Obama, liberals thought they could get away with murder. Not anymore. Trump will rebuild America’s infrastructure. But it’s going to be fair. Every state will pay their share. Period.
Several New York City public charter schools that receive funding from George Soros are allowing Black Lives Matter activists to come in and form student groups.
Black Lives Matter of Greater New York has been working with students in schools for about a year, with the full support of administration and teachers in those schools. In fact, some of the schools’ faculty members participate in Black Lives Matter protests themselves.
The charter schools have all received funding from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, a network of non-profits that work to advance the billionaire’s social and political goals.
The Black Lives Matter knockoff group that made national headlines after sharing a stage with Trump supporters, has been organizing students in the New York City public education system for the past year — creating youth chapters in two experimental, social-justice themed high schools funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF).
The relationship between the students and Black Lives Matter of Greater New York (BLM-NY) is reinforced by school administrators and faculty, some of whom participate in demonstrations organized by the activist group.
BLM-NY’s youth chapter at South Bronx Community Charter High School (SBC) is headed by an educator on staff who was once honored by the Obama administration.
In Brooklyn, teachers at the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice recently helped arrange a photo shoot featuring BLM-NY members alongside faculty, students, and football players ‘taking a knee’ in support of Colin Kaepernick.
Both charter schools are part of the public system, birthed out of a novel program described by Nelson Mandela H.S. as “an ongoing collaboration between the New York City Department of Education and the Open Society Foundations.” Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the experiment in 2011 as part of a broader initiative that received a $30 million investment from Soros’ OSF.
Soros-funded fellowships were granted to individuals to design transformative models for new schools built on a community conscious pedagogy. For example, Nelson Mandela H.S.’s mission includes preparing young people “to stand for social justice” and “help them to define their purpose and responsibility as global citizens.”
“Our students are really capable of organizing, which I think is the most powerful component,” said Mario Benabe, a math teacher at SBC H.S. who leads its BLM-NY youth chapter. “Students should be equipped to be able to mobilize if they feel an injustice.”
Benabe and his students first connected with BLM-NY last October while conducting ethnographic research on the streets of the Bronx. They crossed paths with Walter “Hawk” Newsome, President of BLM-NY, who was outside the district attorney’s office protesting the death of a mentally ill woman fatally shot by an NYPD officer. Students engaged Newsome in a conversation, and an instant bond was formed. He had just recently started organizing under the Black Lives Matter brand, even though the group Newsome was building had no affiliation with the official, more extreme Black Lives Matter Global Network.
“Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest movement last season. He remains unsigned and has filed a complaint that team owners colluded against him because of the protests — aimed at police brutality against African-Americans and other issues.”
Trump is unleashing the Halloween horror on terrorists.
After the Manhattan terror attack today, Trump is not messing around. An Islamic jihadist killed 8 people and injured several more. Trump gave the order. He ordered the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen its “Extreme Vetting Program.”
“I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!,” tweeted President Trump.
Details have emerged about the terrorist at this point. He immigrated to the United States under President Obama in 2010. He is 29-years-old and was a Florida resident.
According to NBC’s Tom Winter, a note was written by Saipov pledging his allegiance to ISIS.
Share this if you think that we need to have extreme vetting in this country. It’s very damn simple, y’all. If you don’t want terrorists in the country, then don’t let them in.
When America elected Barack Obama for president the race relations went to hell. In fact, everything that is good and wholesome and patriotic went to hell.
Blacks were all of a sudden to do whatever the hell they wanted. Riot, burn down buildings, block freeways and they even started a new trend called the knockout game.
Yeah, it’s where black thugs go around literally knocking out innocent, unsuspecting white people.
Well the knock out game is back and citizens in several cities are extremely worried.
Fox News reports that new incidents of the so-called “knockout game,” where “players” walk up to strangers and sucker punch them in the face, renewed fears among New York and Pennsylvania residents that the cruel prank was making a comeback.
Two separate incidents in New York City and Pittsburgh reported last week showed a woman and man being knocked out. The 43-year-old man was pummeled near the Shake Shack in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, the New York Post reported. The unidentified attacker then snapped a photo of himself with the injured man before fleeing the scene.
A woman in Pittsburgh was also the victim of a “knockout” incident caught on surveillance video more than a month ago, KDKA reported Friday. The unidentified man kicked the woman’s leg and punched her in the face before walking away. Instead of helping the injured woman on the ground, passersby then snapped a photo of her.
“ICYMI: HORRIFIC: A #Pittsburgh woman knocked out cold on a busy sidewalk. Instead of getting help, groups of men come by and take videos of her, rob her, even take selfies. Meanwhile NOBODY CALLED 911. KDKA-TV EXCLUSIVE: http://cbsloc.al/2gMxJzE “
“There is no point to it, it’s crazy,” said Charisma Jano-Baptiste, 28, as she stood steps from where a man was attacked last week in DUMBO by a teen playing the ‘game’ — who then took a selfie with his victim.
The 43-year-old victim was walking near the Shake Shack at Old Fulton and Water streets at 9:15 pm Thursday when he was clocked by the teen attacker, cops said.
“It’s not cool,” said a worried Shake Shack employee. “Yeah, I’m scared. What if I’m next?”
The last time the ‘game’ — whose goal is to slug a stranger into unconsciousness— was played was September, when Lower East Sider Susan Farina, 53, was socked as she walked her dog.
A string of “knockout” attacks made waves in 2013 after residents in several states, including New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, reported multiple attacks associated with the game. An upstate New York man died after a teenage boy punched him so hard it caused brain bleeding. New reports of attacks also surfaced in 2016 in New Jersey.
Shi’ite Muslims all around the world have taken it upon themselves to beat themselves, and others, with sharp blades. Masking their bodies in mud and lighting bonfires within the streets to mourn the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson these days. Because that’s how Muslims do things and if you question them you are an “Islamaphobe.”
So let me get this story straight. The fake prophet Muhammad’s grandson croaked centuries ago and all Muslims lose their ever loving minds? What kind of religion tells people to hurt themselves in the name of the grandchild of their so-called prophet? And to make matters worse they have taken to the streets of Chicago, Houston, Dallas, New York to perform their so-called ritual. While leaving the streets tainted with blood. Can we please evolve to the 21st century” Please?
As the global jihad grows, Obama is importing hundreds of thousands from jihad nations. If you are hanging your hopes on the “moderates,” think again. According to a recent poll, 58% of US Muslims reject First Amendment criticism of Islam as a right. 46% want blasphemy punished, 12% want them killed.
Muslims are the only immigrant group that comes to Western countries with a ready-made model of society and government (sharia) which they believe to be superior to what we have here, and they work to institute it.
“Meanwhile, An Islamic Fifth Column Builds Inside America,” By Paul Sperry, IBD, October 1, 2015
In berating GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson for suggesting a loyalty test for Muslims seeking high office, CNN host Jake Tapper maintained that he doesn’t know a single observant Muslim-American who wants to Islamize America.
“I just don’t know any Muslim-Americans — and I know plenty — who feel that way, even if they are observant Muslims,” he scowled.
Tapper doesn’t get out much. If he did, chances are he’d run into some of the 51% of Muslims living in the U.S. who just this June told Polling Co. they preferred having “the choice of being governed according to Shariah,” or Islamic law. Or the 60% of Muslim-Americans under 30 who told Pew Research they’re more loyal to Islam than America.
Maybe they’re all heretics, so let’s see what the enlightened Muslims think.
If Tapper did a little independent research he’d quickly find that America’s most respected Islamic leaders and scholars also want theocracy, not democracy, and even advocate trading the Constitution for the Quran.
These aren’t fringe players. These are the top officials representing the Muslim establishment in America today.
Hopefully none of them ever runs for president, because here’s what he’d have to say about the U.S. system of government:
• Muzammil Siddiqi, chairman of both the Fiqh Council of North America, which dispenses Islamic rulings, and the North American Islamic Trust, which owns most of the mosques in the U.S.: “As Muslims, we should participate in the system to safeguard our interests and try to bring gradual change, (but) we must not forget that Allah’s rules have to be established in all lands, and all our efforts should lead to that direction.”
• Omar Ahmad, co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the top Muslim lobby group in Washington: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Quran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
• CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.”
• Imam Siraj Wahhaj, director of the Muslim Alliance in North America: “In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing. And the only thing that will remain will be Islam.”
• Imam Zaid Shakir, co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, Calif.: “If we put a nationwide infrastructure in place and marshaled our resources, we’d take over this country in a very short time. . . . What a great victory it will be for Islam to have this country in the fold and ranks of the Muslims.”
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What is really truly frightening is the fact that according to the released survey of Muslims residing in the US, a majority of 51% agreed that Muslims in America should have the right of choice of being governed according to shariah. But thankfully when the same question was asked to the broader population, the overwhelming majority felt that shariah should not replace the U.S. Constitution, by an 82% to 2%. Even more concerning though is the fact that nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, “It is legitimate to use violence to punish and kill those who give offense to Islam by portraying the prophet Mohammed in a painting or a cartoon.
Listen up Religion of Peace disciples. In the United States, if we have the right to put a picture of Jesus Christ in a bottle of urine and call it art, we have the right to draw any picture of your so-called prophet that we see fit. It’s called freedom, maybe you all should try it sometime. And if you don’t like it, don’t let our doors hit you on the way out.
Please share if you agree Islam has no place in our United States of America….