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August 4, 2019

Another Mass Shooting, 30 Dead in last 48 hours – El Paso Shooter’s Screed a “Nexus to a Potential Hate Crime – Debt Grows Among Americas Middle Class

Hello Middle Americans. 

It has been a deadly weekend in America. Two mass shootings, one at an El Paso, Texas Wal-Mart, the other in Dayton, Ohio’s popular Oregon district. Investigators are still confirming motives in both, but if there is one thing we can count on, it’s a well worn and useless political “debate” about gun control.  

In addition to the updates on the shootings in El Paso Texas and Dayton Ohio we have a story about middle class Americans relying on debt to finance a lifestyle their parents could afford outright.  Stay safe. 

– Fraser Dixon  

10 Killed in Ohio in Second US Mass Shooting Within 24 Hours

Ten people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said.

Dayton police tweeted that an active shooter situation began in the Oregon District at 1 a.m., but officers nearby were able to “put an end to it quickly.” Lt. Col. Matt Carper said at a press conference that the suspect was shot to death by responding officers, the Associated Press reported

The Ohio shooting came hours after a young man opened fire in a crowded El Paso, Texas, shopping area, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured. We have more on the Texas Shooting from the El Paso Times here. Just days before, on July 28, a 19-year-old shot and killed three people, including two children, at Northern California’s Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Investigators Confident El Paso Shooter Left Anti-Immigrant Manifesto 

Investigators are examining a screed believed to have been posted online by the suspect in Saturday’s fatal shooting at a Texas shopping mall an hour before the attack, NBC News reported, citing senior law enforcement officials.

The material is being considered a “nexus to a potential hate crime,” El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said at a press conference.

Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class

The American middle class is falling deeper into debt to maintain a middle-class lifestyle, according to the Wall Street Journal

Cars, college, houses and medical care have become steadily more costly, but incomes have been largely stagnant for two decades, despite a recent uptick. Filling the gap between earning and spending is an explosion of finance into nearly every corner of the consumer economy.

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