Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dubya's World

37 million people now live below the poverty line -- 12.9 million of those are children.

The official poverty line is an income of $19,971/yr for a family of four.

A single parent working full-time for minimum wage makes $10,712/yr.

3.9 million families had at least one member go hungry because they couldn't afford enough food.

1,600,000 jobs lost in the private sector since Dubya took office.

46.6 million people lack health coverage.

1.7 million VETERANS -- including some Iraq War Veterans -- have no health insurance.

750,000 Americans are homeless, 250,000 of them are Veterans

Welcome to Dubya's World!

Here's an interesting take on the events of the past week:
Rove knows that one big event that is perceived as a military challenge to America can erase all the accumulated negative perceptions of Bush for enough time to ride the next Republican presidential candidate through an election cycle (or according to the worst fears of some, suspend the elections based on Executive Branch emergency powers that Bush has been incrementally accumulating through executive orders and with the consent of Congress.) Read the full article. It is not as farfetched as it seems. Just follow the playbook. According to an article in the Kansas City Star that's what Blunt and the Highway Patrol did to Jay Nixon.

Speaking of the highway patrol, I see where Patti Penny has company advertizing on the city buses.

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