Politifact’s rating the truth about political claims leaves much to be desired for example the Title of the article
In Context: Were Paul Ryan’s poverty comments a ‘thinly veiled racial attack’
Was obviously intended to attract readers who were interested to know whether Rep Ryan’s comments were racist.
However Politifact in their article then decided to ignore their own headline and Rated Rep Ryan’s claims True about facts nobody was questioning
“(PolitiFact National rated as True Ryan’s claim in the report that from 2010 to 2012, “deep poverty” — the percentage of households that make less than 50 percent of the poverty line — reached its highest level on record.)”
Yes the answer is Rep Ryan is a Racist! Nobody in politics since/because of Ronald Reagan can claim that when a Politician talks about the Inner Cities he is not using Racist Code Words to talk about Minorities
That is not however what makes Rep Ryan’s claim racist its ok to talk about Minorites. What makes Rep Ryan’s claim racist is that he lied and that he lied to make Minorities look bad.
If Rep Ryan was right then the odds of poor children in the inner cities becoming rich would be lower than the odds of poor children becoming rich in Rep Ryan’s Congressional District
So then lets compare the odds the kids in the bottom, poorest fifth of the income class from Americas three largest cities and the kids from the bottom, poorest fifth of the income class from Rep Ryan’s Congressional District can rise to the highest, richest fifth of the income class.
The odds that a child from the bottom fifth of the income class could move to the top fifth of the income class from New York is 9.7%, Los Angeles 9.6%, Chicago 6.1% I blame ex Mayor Daley and Mayor Rahm:( .
7.0% are the odds a child from the bottom fifth of the income class from Rep Ryan’s district Kenosha Wisconsin on the south eastern corner of the Illinois border on the map at the link below will move to the top fifth of the income class.
So then at best Politifact can only claim Rep Ryan’s claim was only 1/3 true.
Lets not give Rep Ryan the benefit of the doubt that this was an honest mistake. Rep Ryan has a college educated Congressional Staff to fact check anything he wants. Are we to believe that a Man who ran for Vice President of the United States does not have every speech and talking point fact checked at tax payer expense? especially after the way the Press made fun of the last GOP nominee for Vice President Sarah Palin’s mistakes?
Rep Ryan must have over ridden his fact checkers advice because he is a complete racist liar… nobody with a computer and google would make such an obvious mistakes.
Lets keep looking at Rep Ryan’s claims about Inner City Men not working I believe in not only proving people wrong, but proving them wrong every way that I can so nobody can say well he was only wrong about one thing.
A Quick look at the facts about this issue proves interesting
Lets look at the claim about work and culture. The 3 biggest cities in America are New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago my idea is to compare the states with the biggest Cities and I presume Inner Cities to Rep Ryan’s State of Wisconsin and see how they compare. (Since I could not find numbers for congressional districts )
Illinois gets back only $.56 cents for every dollar they pay the Federal Government in taxes, New York $.79, California $.94 cents. Wisconsin actually gets $ 1.68 cents back for every dollar they pay in taxes.
Just how much Welfare can Inner Cities be getting if the States they are in still pay more taxes than they get in money from the federal government?
Hmm what if the Blue States finally got some balls and decided to cut off Wisconsin’s welfare? What if Wisconsin and the rest of the Red Dead Beat States had to start paying their own way?
Sensing an objection 🙂
Welfare! Inner City People, Dark People are dependent on Welfare! Federal Tax Dollars are for everything military bases, crop subsidies, Welfare Spending shows who is getting paid for not working!…Moron
Once again a look at the facts proves interesting
Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 64 percent of the population in 2010 and received 69 percent of the entitlement benefits. In contrast, Hispanics made up 16 percent of the population but received 12 percent of the benefits, less than their proportionate share — likely because they are a younger population and also because immigrants, including many legal immigrants, are ineligible for various benefits. Non-Hispanic African Americans account for 12 percent of the population and received 14 percent of the benefits.
If college was easy work everyone would have a college degree
California 29.5% of people have a Bachelor’s degree
Illinois 29.5% of people have a Bachelor’s degree
New York 31.7% of people have a Bachelor’s degree
Wisconsin 25.4% of people have a Bachelor’s degree
( I have to stop it with the Ouji board and channeling Right Wing Spirits )
Native American youth fared worst, with 15% having a substance use disorder, compared to 9.2% for people of mixed racial heritage, 9.0% for whites, 7.7% for Hispanics, 5% for African Americans and 3.5% for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Your all stupid! Even if you got jobs your not qualified!
Or is racism not Teacher Unions why America scores low on tests compared to other nations and spends more money per student doing it?
In fact, the U.S. educational system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world, and students routinely receive dramatically different learning opportunities based on their social status. In contrast to European and Asian nations that fund schools centrally and equally, the wealthiest 10 percent of U.S. school districts spend nearly 10 times more than the poorest 10 percent, and spending ratios of 3 to 1 are common within states.
On every major national test, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the gap in minority and white students’ test scores narrowed substantially between 1970 and 1990, especially for elementary school students. On the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the scores of African-American students climbed 54 points between 1976 and 1994, while those of white students remained stable.
High school drop out rates down nearly 50% the number of people with Bachelor’s degrees up over 50% since 1990. Our schools are not failing. Funding for public schools doubled since 1990. There appears to be a 1 on 1 correlation between the amount of money you spend on education and the number of people who finish high school and the number who go on to get a Bachelor’s degree. This trend is over two decades long.)
In 1990 1,225.9 billion was spent on education In 2013 2,465.4 billion so we slightly more than doubled school funding in the last 23 years.
Brian and NBC I’m sure have even more fact checkers than Rep Ryan so they must also be racist I’m just a lowly cheeto eating blogger I can’t out fact check NBC all by myself :).
The racists have to lie to make their case belief first then they invent reasons to justify their belief later on Rep Ryan, Charles Murray, Brian Williams, NBC. I thought Harvard would have taught its students the scientific method? I would have thought NBC and Brian would have fact checkers who as Reagan said “ Trust but Verify”. I would have thought Rep Ryan…to be fair I have a very low opinion of the man.
Education Spending sometimes at 10 to 1 but Rep Ryan blames Inner City Culture fine lead by example send your own kids and/or grandkids? to under funded inner city schools and lets see how well they do. Until then shut up you are only embarrassing yourself trying to fact check your claims is like cutting an onion there is always a new layer of mistakes the further I dig the knife the longer this article gets.