...that Americans fare better under their rule.
Recent Census Bureau reports show that quite the opposite is true.
A short (but damning) summation of the data...
One can't deny that the right has been stunningly successful convincing people to vote against their own best interests, a trend that was finally broken again this past election and hopefully to continue.So the summary page on the economic experience of average Americans under the past two presidents would look like this:
Under Clinton, the median income increased 14 per cent. Under Bush it declined 4.2 per cent.
Under Clinton the total number of Americans in poverty declined 16.9 per cent; under Bush it increased 26.1 per cent.
Under Clinton the number of children in poverty declined 24.2 per cent; under Bush it increased by 21.4 per cent.
Under Clinton, the number of Americans without health insurance, remained essentially even (down six-tenths of one per cent); under Bush it increased by 20.6 per cent.