Zombies And Ghouls

To start with the ghouls, some at the DU are really, really, really unhappy about

Real median household income in the United States climbed between 2005 and 2006, reaching $48,200, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the second consecutive year that income has risen.

Meanwhile, the nation’s official poverty rate declined for the first time this decade, from 12.6 percent in 2005 to 12.3 percent in 2006. There were 36.5 million people in poverty in 2006, not statistically different from 2005. The number of people without health insurance coverage rose from 44.8 million (15.3 percent) in 2005 to 47 million (15.8 percent) in 2006.

Ready?

  • Webster Green – Bullshit!I’m no economist, but I’m confident to call bullshit on this report. All you need to do is walk around with your eyes open to know that this is false. Wait a minute…..this report is from the U.S. Government? I rest my case. (yet libs want the US gov’t controlling our health care, among, well, everything)
  • dbt – Yuh-HUH! We, as a People, don’t call BULLSHIT nearly enough! We should believe anything this government says exactly WHY?
  • Doremus – Amen to that. And a hallelujah too. I not only call bullshit, I call unequivocal, indisputable, in-your-face bullshit.
  • rich1107 – BS
  • Delphinus – Yep, I feel a lot differently. The first words that popped into my head when reading the headline was "Bullshit!".
  • DemSoccerMom – I too, call Bullshit.
  • Tight_rope – BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Judi Lynn – What about the uncanny TIMING of this report? (can’t have a thread without a "timing" comment, eh?)

Were the DUmmies out cow tipping today?

Zomby

A teenage sleepwalker stepped out of a fourth-storey window of his apartment and fell 10 meters to the ground, where he continued to sleep and was found by police.

That really shouldn’t be humorous, but, admit it, you chuckled.

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3 Responses to “Zombies And Ghouls”

  1. Silke says:

    Well based on the comments you cite (which are admittedly shallow) these people aren’t unhappy about the news. They don’t believe it. Maybe if they had researched it a little more they would have found this:

    The median household income last year was still about $1,000 less than in 2000, before the onset of the last recession. In 2006, 36.5 million Americans were living in poverty — 5 million more than six years before, when the poverty rate fell to 11.3 percent.
    And what is perhaps most disturbing is that it appears this is as good as it’s going to get.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/29/opinion/29wed1.html?ex=1346040000&en=c384a3b900f63285&ei=5089&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss
    And yes the zombie story was a little funny.

  2. Ogre says:

    This is SO easy to fix. And don’t worry, government WILL fix it.

    I predict that before next year’s report is published that the official “poverty rate” will climb. My guess is anything under $35,000 a year will be considered to be in poverty. Then get ready for the horrible stories about how poverty is increasing because of Bush.

  3. Silke, the DUmmies are never happy about the news.

    An interesting point is that Ted Kennedy thinks that the poverty point is $16,000. But, you are right, Ogre, the goal posts will be moved to slam Bush and republicans.

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