Dubya Discovers Poverty Data

Bill Scher

Yesterday, after the Census released it’s annual poverty report, with the poverty rate down from 12.6% of Amerians to 12.3%, President Bush released a triumphant statement:

President Bush Pleased With Lowered Poverty Rate

When we keep taxes low, spending in check, and our economy open – conditions that empower businesses to create new jobs – all Americans benefit. Census Bureau data released today confirms that more of our citizens are doing better in this economy, with continued rising incomes and more Americans pulling themselves out of poverty.

This might be a more compelling argument, if Bush had ever released a statement after all the other Census poverty reports during his presidency.

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