Thursday, August 26, 2004

Poor and Uninsured

According to The Associated Press: "The number of Americans living in poverty increased by 1.3 million last year, while the ranks of the uninsured swelled by 1.4 million, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. It was the third straight annual increase for both categories. While not unexpected, it was a double dose of bad economic news during a tight re-election campaign for President Bush."

Oh and don't forget: "Job growth slowed dramatically in July with the economy adding just 32,000 jobs, the slowest pace since December, according to a government report released in early August. " Remember -- 1.8 million jobs lost since Bush took office.


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