Friday, September 18, 2009

Bush’s Gilded Age - Scott Horton

Scott Horton did a terrific job on the Bush-Rove US Attorney scandal. I should have put No Comment on the blogroll when I first made it.

Bush and Rove brought back the Gilded Age: through deregulation and tax cuts benefiting the wealthiest 1% of Americans, they reintroduced a period of vast wealth accumulation in the hands of a tiny fraction of the country.

The story is similar again for access to health care. When Clinton left office, the number of uninsured Americans stood at 38.4 million. By the time Bush left office that number had grown to just over 46.3 million, an increase of nearly 8 million or 20.6 per cent.



M. Bouffant said...

Ah ha!one!!on1 M N uR bLoG, leeving lynx.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Better not mess with my Abalone!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Bill O'Reilly receives “Media Courage Award” at the "VALUES VOTER SUMMIT 2009".

All reporters except for FAUX were banned from attending.

Word had leaked out that no non-Fox News cameras would be allowed in, but there had been no indication that no reporters could attend even if they left their recording equipment and notebooks outside.

That's the courage we can Depends™ on, my friends.

J— said...

No Gilded Age, no Mark Twain. Long live the gilded ages!