Unbelievable what Hilary has just posted on her campaign web site. Yes, I know that things like re-electing George Bush (yes, he did have to cheat, but only a little) and believing that the "surge" was a "success" have led to some rather cynical views about the intelligence of the American electorate, but it is nonetheless shocking to read things like the proposal for bringing the USA out of its deepening, self-inflicted economic crisis that Hilary has just posted on her campaign web-site.
Amongst other key economic milestones the USA has achieved under Bush are:
- for the first time in any nation at any time in the history of human civilisation, having a society in which more than 1% of the population is behind bars
- the emergence of a two-tier society is indicated by a growing divergence in average life expectancy between rich and poor
- nearly a third of Americans now live at or near the poverty line
- most recently of course, there is the laissez-faire economic policy-driven liquidity crisis , which has directly bankrupted millions of Americans and indirectly led thousands to suicide and other acts of despair
Sure, Hilary, and then we'll ask ExxonMobil to solve the global warming problem, and have a Cheney-Rumsfeld-Rice task force to figure out how to end the war in Iraq. And to think nearly half of registered Democrats think she should be President.
25 March 2008