Wednesday, June 20, 2007

7 in 10 Americans Say Economy Is 'Getting Worse'

Not good news for the GOP, which is NOT focusing on the issues that matter most to Americans. Note what Americans say worries them. Gay marriage, stopping stem cell research and killing hate crimes act are not even on the radar:

NEW YORK A new Gallup Poll will only reinforce those who claim that while the rich get richer most Americans don't feel they are sharing in the growth in our economy. The stock market may be climbing and the unemployment remains relatively low, but 7 in 10 Americans believe the economy is getting worse -- the most negative reading in nearly six years. Only one in three Americans rate the economy today as either excellent or good, while the percentage saying the economy is getting better fell from 28% to 23% in one month.

"When asked about the most pressing financial problems their family faces today, Americans mention healthcare costs, lack of money or low wages, and oil and gas prices," Gallup reports. "Healthcare costs are mentioned by 16% of Americans while 13% say low wages and 11% say oil and gas prices. These percentages are virtually unchanged from last month."

Let's hope that Chimperator Bush continues to drag the GOP down the trail to electoral disaster in 2008. Meanwhile, the state of affairs in the Red States that support the GOP are at the bottom of the barrel:

A new study released this week revealed that Americans' health care varies dramatically from state to state. It should come as no surprise that in general Southern states ranked at the bottom in almost every category. After all, whether the issue is health, education, working conditions, or virtually any indicator of social pathology, things are worst in precisely those states that voted for George W. Bush.

Funny how supposed allegiance to "Christian" values does not correlate support for social programs that help the most disadvantaged members in society. How do you say "Pharisees?"

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