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The American Dream: Part Two

As I mentioned yesterday, there's a very good reason why regular Americans aren't feeling the much ballyhooed economic expansion President Bush's gang keeps pushing—working folks are left out of the party.

Some more indicators come from today's Census Bureau report (PDF):

– 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.
– The median earnings of men declined 1.8 percent to $41,386. The median earnings of women declined 1.3 percent to $31,858.
– In 2005, 37.0 million people were in poverty, not statistically different from 2004.

Via Think Progress.

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