27 August 2008

Do you want the less bad news or the bad news?

The less bad news, according to data released by the US Census Bureau yesterday, indicates that the gender pay gap in the US is at its lowest level ever, largely because women are making modest gains in income whilst men are making no gains at all. The bad news, as spun by the absolutely unbiased Wall Street Journal, is that the number of those lacking health insurance in 2007, before the economy went down the sub-prime hopper, declined marginally and that median incomes were also up marginally. The WSJ goes on to claim that the increase in those living in poverty in the GREATEST NATION IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE was statistically insignificant.

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