Comments on What a Difference an Election Makes By Edward M. Kennedy Sunday, March 11, 2007; Page B07 Every indicator, men’s median wages, marriage, and income inequality all got better before the 1965 Immigration Act and got worse after it. We review and link to these statistics below.
“In my 45 years in Congress, I have never seen the Senate turn so rapidly from stalemate toward real progress.” Teddy Kennedy.
==Real Progress for income inequality?
Income inequality went up from the Kennedy 1965 Immigration Act, legal immigration. The top 1/5 of households got 43.8 percent of all income in 1967 and got 50.1 percent in 2001. Men’s median wages have stayed the same since 1973. Search census income inequality graph.
Figure 1 – Change in Income Inequality for Families: 1947-1998 Census.
The Census page on income inequality is:
See page 18 of above for graph of men’s median wages which shows it peaked in 1973 adjusted for inflation. It rose before then, while immigration was restricted and then the 1965 Immigration Act brought that to an end.
Income inequality fell from the 1940′s when the census first measured it to bottom out in the 1965 to 1968 period and then rise. What changes was legal immigration from the 1965 Immigration Act. That benefits the Kennedy family which is in the top 1 percent of households. That hurts the rest. Kennedy’s entire career has been a thrill kill of the middle class and lower class.
==Real Progress for share of income of top 1 percent?
The top 1 percent of households got 15 to 25 percent of all income before immigration was restricted in the 1920′s. That then fell to about 10 percent from the 50′s to 70′s and then climbed back up to the 20 percent range now. Immigration restriction lowered the share that Kennedy got and raised the share the Mary Jo Kopechnes got. Kennedy reversed that in 1965 just like he took Mary Jo Kopchene’s life in 1969.
“NEW DATA SHOW EXTRAORDINARY JUMP IN INCOME CONCENTRATION IN 2004″ By Aviva Aron-Dine and Isaac Shapiro for a graph of income share of top 1 percent from 1913 to 2004.
quote 51 percent of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse – New York Times
In 2005, 51 percent of women said they were living without a spouse, … preparing to live longer parts of their lives alone or with nonmarried partners. end quote. By SAM ROBERTS. Because men’s earnings are low, 51 percent of women live without a spouse. This is caused by Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act.
“Numbers Drop for the Married With Children
Institution Becoming The Choice of the Educated, Affluent”
By Blaine Harden
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 4, 2007; Page A03
PORTLAND, Ore. — Punctuating a fundamental change in American family life, married couples with children now occupy fewer than one in every four households — a share that has been slashed in half since 1960 and is the lowest ever recorded by the census.
As marriage with children becomes an exception rather than the norm, social scientists say it is also becoming the self-selected province of the college-educated and the affluent.
“The culture is shifting, and marriage has almost become a luxury item, one that only the well educated and well paid are interested in,” said Isabel V. Sawhill, an expert on marriage and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Many demographers peg the rise of a class-based marriage gap to the erosion since 1970 of the broad-based economic prosperity that followed World War II.
The 1965 Immigration Act caused this. Men’s median wages are down from 1973. Search p60-229.pdf and go to page 14 on census.gov. 51 percent of women live alone. This is because men don’t make enough.Female fertility is then below replacement.
This shows income inequality fell from the 1940′s to 1968 and then rose since. This is because of the 1965 Immigration Act.
Legal immigration takes away job security from men and so young adults don’t get married and have kids and stay married. Legal immigration must end completely and no amnesty.
“Many demographers peg the rise of a class-based marriage gap to the erosion since 1970 of the broad-based economic prosperity that followed World War II.” From WaPo above. This was caused by the 1965 Immigration Act. All the statistics, marriage, men’s median income, the share of the top 1 percent of gross income, all show that the timing of the change came from the 1965 Immigration Act, legal immigration. This was Ted Kennedy’s doing. The Kennedy share of national income went up, the rest can’t even get married anymore.
==Real Progress for Mary Jo Kopechne?
Leopold and Loeb did a thrill kill murder. Teddy Kennedy left Mary Jo Kopechne to die in an air pocket at Chappaquiddick while he went back to his hotel and didn’t call for help. This was a thrill kill for him. He let her slowly die while he enjoyed a drink in his hotel room and called friends.
This was rich boy Kennedy doing the same as rich boys Leopold and Loeb, killing someone below them for the fun of it. Kennedy got away with it.
His immigration plan is the same thing, killing our present and future for the thrill of it. The purpose of a thrill kill is to show the person is powerful and above morality that applies to others. See Ytedk Kennedy promised to call for help and stopped others from doing so. The diver the next morning said that he could have saved her if they had called her the previous night. Kennedy never called the police as he promised.
Kennedy showed he was smarter than Leopold and Loeb. He enjoyed his drink at his hotel while his victim died, and Kennedy went on to victimize us. In fact, the 1965 Immigration Act was preparatory in a sense to Kennedy leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to die.
=Teens see no future, Teddy took it from them in 1965.
Teens see that men of every age are losing good jobs and not getting them back. They see job and economic insecurity ahead of them. So instead of steadying down, they turn to drugs, crime, or drop out of school. Teens see they have no secure place.
In the 1950′s, teens realized they were about to become adults with families, lifetime employment, and houses. So they picked out mates instead of engaging in loose sex and crime. Teens see that men with good jobs lose them and don’t get them back. This tells them the old American bargain is gone. There is nothing to take its place.
Kennedy is the one who took away the American dream, just like he took Mary Jo Kopechne’s life. Kennedy sat in his hotel room having a drink while Mary Jo was breathing the last air in her air pocket. We are all Mary Jo Kopechnes to Teddy Kennedy, a rich boy who got away with a Leopold Loeb murder. He flunked out of Harvard but he showed he was the smart one.
Kennedy sits in his Senate office taking away the American dream by immigration just like he sat in his hotel room and took away Mary Jo Kopechne’s last moments of oxygen.
What a difference a trial would make. Kennedy should be tried for what he did at Chappaquiddick. Civil rights cases with less evidence from the 1960′s have been tried. So why not Kennedy?
quote Old atlantic, what a blowhard you are!!! your ramblings are ridiculous and are arrived at with full blinders on! and your attack of kennedy and focus on the one point about the immigration act shows how meager your arguement really is. end quote
spookay66 | Mar 11, 2007 12:28:08 PM.
On immigration I have given search terms and information to go to census and CBO data which show that men’s median wages peaked in 1973, see p60-231.pdf page 18. Income inequality is a bowl that fell to its lowest from 1965 to 1968 and then has risen. Search on Census income inequality graph, go to my webpage and then follow link to census webpage.
The top 1 percent of households got 15 to 25 percent of all income before immigration was restricted in the 1920s. That then fell to about 10 percent from the 50s to 70s and then climbed back up to the 20 percent range now.
51 percent of women live without a spouse, the highest in history in the US. In 1960, 1/2 the people lived in a household of a married couple now its 1/4.
The Post reports: quote Many demographers peg the rise of a class-based marriage gap to the erosion since 1970 of the broad-based economic prosperity that followed World War II. end quote.
Sailer quoting Borjas quote the employment rate of black high school dropouts fell by 33 percentage points, from 88.6 to 55.7 percent, as compared to an 18 percentage point drop for white high school dropouts, from 94.1 to 76.0 percent. end quote. Both falls are bad.
quote As recently as 1980, only 0.8 percent of black men … were incarcerated. By 2000, 9.6 percent of black men … were incarcerated. For black male high school dropouts, the historic surge in imprisonment staggers the imagination: Among [black male] high school dropouts with 1 to 30 years of experience, for example, the incarceration rate was 1.4 percent in 1960, 1.3 percent in 1980, 14.3 percent in 1990, and an astounding 25.1 percent in 2000. end quote.
These statistics show that the 1965 Immigration Act destroyed our society and stole the promise of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Martin Luther King’s dream and what used to be called the American Dream.
Kennedy stole all the dreams by his 1965 Immigration Act. And he is better off because the top 1 percent of households now have 20 percent of national income as opposed to 10 percent in 1965. He restored it to the 20 percent or so before immigration restriction, i.e. before 1924. What in these statistics and data do you dispute? Why do you call this blowhard?
seanaids | Mar 11, 2007 6:04:12 PM is exactly right. Every sentence is right on. Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act has produced enormous harm to the people in the country, which is what counts, not the Economy. The Economy is to serve the people, and immigration serves to eradicate them.
1 out of 2 people lived in a married household in 1960, now its 1 out of 4. These are the statistics of ethnic cleansing. That is the result of Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act, a crime against humanity.
==”Try sticking to one comment. Nobody cares to read your ranting.”
quote Old Atlantic. Try sticking to one comment. Nobody cares to read your ranting. Staying on the topic would be good, too. By r_rothgeb | Mar 11, 2007 8:01:16 PM end quote.
Is Mary Jo Kopechne here to point out the truth about Teddy Kennedy? What about those killed by immigrants in crime? Where do they get their one comment? What about those never born because the birth rate is lower because of job insecurity from immigration and men’s median wages are lower than in 1973? 51 percent of women live without spouses.
1 in 2 were in households that were married in 1960, now its 1 in 4. This is because immigration took away men’s wages and without men as earners with stable good jobs with benefits, marriages don’t form or stay together.
So all those not born and who were replaced by Kennedy immigrants are not here to speak up. Each of them gets 1 comment. How about the black men in prison? They are there because they can’t get jobs from Kennedy’s immigration. Each of them should get a comment, but they don’t because they are in prison. You don’t want to hear from them too do you?
You don’t want to hear from any of them? Not even Mary Jo Kopechne. Nor her children who were never born because Kennedy took that opportunity from her. Kennedy took away the chance of many Americans to have children. You don’t want to hear from them, nor any of the living Americans Kennedy has harmed. According to you, none of them is on topic?
==”Can you imagine claiming Kennedy is responsible for the income inequality. You are nuts.”
quote OldAtlantic is very funny. Must be a deluded neo-con. Can you imagine claiming Kennedy is responsible for the income inequality. You are nuts. We need more truthful editorials like Senator Kennedys. Thank you for your service Mr. Kennedy. Keep up the good work. Please give us back our democracy. By jryan758 | Mar 11, 2007 11:28:19 PM end quote.
Did you look at the graphs on income inequality? They are bowl shaped. The top 1 percent got 20 percent of national income before 1920′s immigration restriction, got 10 percent during restriction and get 20 percent now after the 1965 Immigration Act.
In 1960 1 in 2 lived in a married household, now 1 in 4. Men’s median wages peaked in 1973. That’s at p60-231.pdf page 18. Search census income inequality graph for links to my webpage Old Atlantic Lighthouse for more links to census and other official data.
The numbers show that before 1965, things were good and getting better, men’s wages going up, and after got worse and are still getting even more worse.
==Is Immigration Causal to the U shape in income inequality?
Old Atlantic, you need to look up a logical fallacy called Post hoc ergo propter hoc. The fallacy is assuming that if one thing happens after another, the first caused the second. You cite a lot of statistics and then blame it on a 1965 law without considering any of the other changes in the last 40 years. Thats like saying, Before women got the vote, there were no nuclear weapons.
By presto668 | Mar 12, 2007 9:14:18 PM” reply to presto668 | Mar 12, 2007 9:14:18 PM
It isn’t one event. We have the 1920′s restriction and then the 1965 increase. Before the 1920′s restriction the top 1 percent got 20 percent of national income. After restriction that fell to 10 percent. Then after the 1965 Act it rose to 20 percent. We thus have a U shaped pattern.
For the U in the data to be Unrelated to Unequal income is Unlikely.
We also know from causality in markets that more supply lowers price, thus more labor lowers price. This is observed in specific cases, e.g. Microsoft pays H-1B
programmers less than others.
Wages in industries like meat packing and construction taken over by immigrants have fallen sharply, even those these are local industries. When theory and data agree you say, so much the worse for the theory and the facts. That is PC brain washing and denial.
Risk says you don’t do something that will kill you if it has a 1 percent chance of happening. You don’t continue immigration if it has a 1 percent chance to be the cause of men’s median wages being less than in 1973 when they rose under restriction, and of the income inequality stats. Much other data supports this.
Unless you were 99.9 percent sure that immigration had no role, you would stop all immigration.
Math also shows that immigration when you have below replacement fertility results in genetic extinction. That is a theorem, search on Unpleasant Immigration Arithmetic.
==Mary Jo Kopechne
Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) was an American teacher, secretary and administrator, notable for her death in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island in a car driven by Senator Ted Kennedy.