'Census Bureau Statistics Don't Lie -- Bush Administration is Failing
the Middle Class'
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement today on the Census Bureau's announcement that the number
of uninsured Americans rose to 43.6 million last year:
the Census Bureau announced the largest increase in a decade in
the number of Americans without health insurance. This is unacceptable.
Far too many children and adults are going without the health care
they need. The Bush Administration has not offered serious solutions
to the growing problem of the uninsured, only more tax cuts for
those who can already afford health insurance.
the President proclaimed yet again today that his economic policies
are on track. But the 2.4 million Americans who have lost their
health care coverage and the 3.3 million Americans who have lost
their jobs since President Bush took office know his economic policies
are headed in the wrong direction.
week, the Census Bureau reported that median household income declined
1.1 percent between 2001 and 2002 and the number of Americans living
in poverty increased for the second year in a row. The Census Bureau
statistics don't lie: the Bush Administration is failing the middle
class. Incomes for middle-class families are falling while the cost
of health insurance is increasing and the number of unemployed and
the number of uninsured are rising. The truth is that middle-class
families all across America cannot afford President Bush's economic