Sunday, September 13, 2009

History, Deciding: Bush's Economic Record

The phrase George W. Bush clung to desperately as he left office one of the least popular President's of recent time was "let history decide." Well, history is doing just that. Political Wire:

Ronald Brownstein notes that the annual Census Bureau report on income, poverty and access to health care "closes the books on the economic record of George W. Bush. It's not a record many Republicans are likely to point to with pride."

"On every major measurement, the Census Bureau report shows that the country lost ground during Bush's two terms. While Bush was in office, the median household income declined, poverty increased, childhood poverty increased even more, and the number of Americans without health insurance spiked. By contrast, the country's condition improved on each of those measures during Bill Clinton's two terms, often substantially."

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