Rowan writes about the very thing that’s really been bugging me about the Bush administration — even more than the bottomless pit of money that is the oil war — his claims about the economic recovery supposedly being experienced by the United States.
He quotes a New York Times story which notes,
Nearly 3.8 million families were hungry last year to the point that someone in the household skipped meals because the family could not afford them. That is 8.6 percent more families than in 2001, when 3.5 million were hungry, and a 13 percent increase from 2000.
The question he asks — and the facts he provides — should set you to thinking. The question I ask is “Will it?”
Seriously, if things are so good, why are they so bad? Why larger deficits? Why more homeless? Why more hungry people? Why less jobs? Why do you vote for all this?