Tuesday, August 29, 2006


...The median hourly wage for American workers has declined 2 percent since 2003, after factoring in inflation....

As a result, wages and salaries now make up the lowest share of the nation's gross domestic product since the government began recording the data in 1947, while corporate profits have climbed to their highest share since the 1960's....

--New York Times yesterday

In 2005, 46.6 million people were without health insurance coverage, up from 45.3 million people in 2004.

The percentage of people without health insurance coverage increased from 15.6 percent in 2004 to 15.9 percent in 2005.

--Think Progress post on a new Census Bureau report

Republicans, nervous about a political catastrophe for their party this fall, often wonder what accounts for the sour public mood, despite robust economic growth. The answer, at least symbolically, is Katrina.

--Rich Lowry at National Review Online (emphasis mine)

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