Monday, December 17, 2007

The End of the American Dream

This story about the decline and fall of the American economy comes from the BBC. Of course it does. Something truthful like this pointing out once again how Bush has totally mismanaged your economy and mine would never show up in the Conservative-biased media in the United States.

As you read through this story, pay particular attention to this paragraph, the most telling statement in the story:

For real household incomes, the median point - the level at which half of households earn more and half less - has actually fallen over the past five years.
Let me see. Real household income has fallen over the past five years. Its the end of 2007 now, so if my math is correct, 2007 minus 5 = 2002. And now that my math is correct I'll pull out a publication on the Presidents of the United States. Hmmm. Right here. The first entry in this list of Presidents says,
George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. He was sworn into office on January 20, 2001, re-elected on November 2, 2004, and sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2005.
So if it's now 2007, and George Bush was first inaugurated on January 20, 2001, and then by voter fraud appointed by Diebold Corporation to a second illegal term that began on January 20, 2005, its pretty safe to assume that George Bush was the President who has overseen this steady decline in the household income of average Americans for the last five years.

There's no way that can be misconstrued to be Bill Clinton's fault. Bill wasn't in office (unfortunately) five years ago today. Nope. The decline and fall of the American dream happened while an alleged "fiscal conservative" from Connecticut who took on a fake Texas accent to sound tough, has been at the helm.

Of course as it was pointed out a couple days ago The total income of the top 1.1 million households was $1.8 trillion, or 18.1 percent of the total income of all Americans, up from 14.3 percent of all income in 2003. The total 2005 income of the three million individual Americans at the top was roughly equal to that of the bottom 166 million Americans, analysis of the report showed.

And if we look at the dates in this last parapraph we also see that the years 2003 and 2005 are mentioned for when the rich got richer and the poor got the shaft.

And yet people feel "safe" with Bush in office? Give me a break.

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