Monday, December 30, 2013

Sorry I've been gone for SO long. Life has gotten in the way for the last few months but I am making my new year's resolution get this blog back in gear.

However, today I am going to share something from someone who has become a respected friend. He recently posted his thoughts about how hard it is for an American to get a job in the UK. So, below are his thoughts (which I support). Thank you, Richard Mark Bazley.

I have always believed that The English have far more in common with our American cousins than Europe. I am lucky enough to have a Green Card and know how hard it is for Americans to work in The UK which is a disgrace. We let anyone else in. We should open our borders with the USA not Europe! It would not cause an imbalance influx but a well balanced reciprocal arrangement.
According to the American Community Survey in 2009 data, Americans reporting English ancestry made up an estimated 9.0% of the total U.S. population, and form the third largest European ancestry group after German Americans and Irish Americans.[84] However, demographers regard this as an under count, as the index of inconsistency is high, and many, if not most, people from English stock have a tendency to identify simply as Americans[85][86][87][88] or, if of mixed European ancestry, nominate a more recent and differentiated ethnic group.[89]
In the 2000 United States Census, 24,509,692 Americans described their ancestry as wholly or partly English. In addition, 1,035,133 recorded British ancestry.[90]
In the 1980 United States Census, over 49 million (49,598,035) Americans claimed English ancestry, at the time around 26.34% of the total population and largest reported group which, even today, would make them the largest ethnic group in the United States.[91][92]

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