Friday, March 03, 2006
Incomes Fall YET Cheney says save money
CommonDreams: "Out of touch Bush talked up the nation's wealth last wk during a speech in WS: ''We're doing fine,'' and described the economy as ''strong and gaining steam.'' But reality is much starker than all that: The Fedrl Reserve reported that average incomes after adjusting for inflation actually had fallen between 2001 and '04. At the same time, the number of Americans who need emergency food aid to survive had swollen to more than 25 million even before hurricanes Katrina & Rita struck, the nation's largest network of food banks said in a separate report. Stagnant wages, skyrocketing healthcare, education & housing costs, plus greater job instability has pushed US families right to the limit, and they're borrowing on high-cost credit just to make ends meet"... yet The Big Dick Cheney has the nerve to say this: "The American dream begins with saving money and that should begin on the very 1st day of work. Too often, workers are living paycheck to paycheck and are not saving sufficiently." Well, see Big Dick, we average Americans do not get to enjoy HUGE tax cuts while footing the bill for your beloved war PLUS we don't get to rake in the blood money that you do, Mr War Profiteer.