Danielle was very good and had all the right Demographics going for her to win the VOICE.
Young, White,(NON-ETHNIC) and sang country . Once the judges stop voting this show becomes a popularity contest.
If NBC had the guts to publish the results I bet it would show that. the RED states and non urban areas of the BLUE voted 60- 75 % country in the final weeks.
The urban areas of the BLUE states probably gave Michelle her biggest vote. In this season the Swon brothers kind of played the role of Ross Perot.
As diverse as the they try to make the judges, the show ultimately fails because the audiences fail to pick the singers with the best voices and vote for other reasons that don't have much to do with singing.”
Obama dropped the ball on this one. Those affected by the increase in the payroll tax will be the middle and working class of America. Wage earners who make a combined income of less the 113K. The fat cats who are making their money through investments will not be affected at all. As far as I am concerned this is a tax increase on the middle class. Something the president said he would not allow. The same rules should be applied to this tax as were to the compromise. The increase should be for those making over 450K. The reduction in the payroll tax needs to be restored.
Take some aggressive steps Mr. President…..
Additionally there should be a new tax created for all corporations who employ more the 10 % of their work force out of the country.
The government gets no money from US companies who employ wage earners they have hired living in India, China, Taiwan, or anywhere else outside the US. These greedy US companies should be forced to pay a hefty extra estimated payroll and income tax based on the number of estimated employees outsourced by each company. The conservative Cato Institute estimates that there are currently 3 million jobs that were outsourced in 2012.
At an average of $3500 in federal wage tax paid by each household we are losing at least 10 billion each year in lost income tax revenue through outsourcing.”
newwtricks on Jan 4, 2013 at 10:44:14
“Yes, we need to rob Peter to pay Paul. The payroll tax cut comes at a price. It reduced funding into SS by 25 percent for 2 years. all that did was to lessen the time before SS would run out of money. Again, think of the children. We are robbing them of THEIR SS benefits by reducing to put in that 2 percent now. The sad fact is that we should never have had the tax cut in the first place. But, Obama knows that anytime he gives away freebies, it will increase his numbers in the polls. And at that time, he was needing some infusion of poll numbers, as he had another election to win by lying...”
“Voting Favors Hand Waving Middle Class Young White Girls
It was easy to see early on that as soon as the viewing audience took over Cassidy Pope was going to win.
There are several ways the vote for your favorites is calculated **** including phoning in, twitter, Facebook and down loading iTunes.This brings it down to Demographics and Economics.
Males under the age of 35 are not watching this show.
Most viewers over 35 of both sexes are only going to vote on the phone if they have the energy to get off the sofa. They probably are not going to Twitter nor log onto Facebook. I was shocked that the classic roker Terry made it to the final 3 for this reason.
The less fortunate urban viewers don’t have the money for iTunes or cant vote on their cell phone because their Sprint accounts are past due. So say goodbye to Trevin and Amanda Brown.
Nicholas was unique but let’s face no 15-20 year old white girl from any part of America was going to vote him.
Blake orchestrated a great campaign after being selected by Cassidy Pope who appealed to the young country girls and the young urban female rockers.
God Bless Ameria!”
Theresa Easley on Dec 19, 2012 at 15:47:35
“Hey, I'm over 35 and I voted for Terry on Facebook!”
Snarkapotomus on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:31:40
“You're not wrong.”
skerat100 on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:20:26
“You're so full of it, the first year a person of color won as well as the second year. dee dee deeeeeeeee, (see Carlos Mencia)”
louisediane33 on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:10:46
“Uh let me check your demographics. I am a 45 year old white woman from Pittsboro NC (country), who spent the first 27 years of her life in upstate NY. I voted for Cassadee on Facebook and on Itunes. Hmn. I liked Nicholas, but would not buy his music as I already own it and it is sang by others better.”