Friday, April 06, 2007

Launch date is Monday April 9, 2007

The last of the revisions are done and I will be ready to launch on Monday. I hope to be able to grow this site to one that will be very respected and well read. I am hoping this site will become a place for sharing ideas and opening minds. See you Monday. Have a good weekend.

3 comments:

Critical Thinker said...

Hi Jeff!
Nicely designed site!!
Before you officially launch it you may want to review some of your sources and idealogies. Many of your "statistics" are ludicrous. For example, on your issues page you state that there is a 0% saving rate in the United States. Where did you get this information? I personally saved some money last year, as did some of my friends and family, so by my experience alone that is not a valid statistic and the savings rate must be >0%. And even if you claim that there is a .49% saving rate and you rounded down, that is still a ludicrous statistic.
What are you sources for this and other information come from?
Additionally, you say there is a war on the middle class, who is waging this war against them? The issues you cite affecting the middle class are employment, budget deficits, illegal immigration, social security, voting reform, and campaign finance reform. What specifically do these individual issues do to oppress the middle class?
I targeted the statisitic on savings because of all the issues that you say are of import to the middle class, savings seem one of the few that might actually affect the stability of the middle class. We do have a low savings rate in this country (but not 0%), but it is personal responsibility that accounts for this low savings rate.
We have classes in this country, and not everyone can be in the same class. That is a fact that cannot be changed. There is the ability to improve your financial situation as long as you work. But instead of targeting issues that might help lift a majority of the working middle class up, increasing education, working hard, sacrificing indulgences to save money, and taking personal responsibility for one's actions, you are using the decline in morals and hard work as a thin veil to support a political platform. It is a social decline, a decrease in personal accountability and hard work, if anything that would put the middle class in jeopardy, if it is actually in jeopardy.

Critical Thinker said...

Hi Jeff!
Nicely designed site!!
Before you officially launch it you may want to review some of your sources and idealogies. Many of your "statistics" are ludicrous. For example, on your issues page you state that there is a 0% saving rate in the United States. Where did you get this information? I personally saved some money last year, as did some of my friends and family, so by my experience alone that is not a valid statistic and the savings rate must be >0%. And even if you claim that there is a .49% saving rate and you rounded down, that is still a ludicrous statistic.
What are you sources for this and other information come from?
Additionally, you say there is a war on the middle class, who is waging this war against them? The issues you cite affecting the middle class are employment, budget deficits, illegal immigration, social security, voting reform, and campaign finance reform. What specifically do these individual issues do to oppress the middle class?
I targeted the statisitic on savings because of all the issues that you say are of import to the middle class, savings seem one of the few that might actually affect the stability of the middle class. We do have a low savings rate in this country (but not 0%), but it is personal responsibility that accounts for this low savings rate.
We have classes in this country, and not everyone can be in the same class. That is a fact that cannot be changed. There is the ability to improve your financial situation as long as you work. But instead of targeting issues that might help lift a majority of the working middle class up, increasing education, working hard, sacrificing indulgences to save money, and taking personal responsibility for one's actions, you are using the decline in morals and hard work as a thin veil to support a political platform. It is a social decline, a decrease in personal accountability and hard work, if anything that would put the middle class in jeopardy, if it is actually in jeopardy.

Jeff Autero said...

I hope you will keep reading as I argue each of these points. Look at the next post for the information on the negative savings rate and you will see that the statistics I sight are indeed correct and from the US Commerce Dept. I hope you will keep reading and keep commenting. I will do my best to provide accurate and thorough information