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So. You just admitted you are blowing Democrats down at the bowling alley. I knew you guys were desperate for votes, but that is amazing.
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The nation's median household income rose to $48,200, and the poverty rate fell to 12.3% in 2006, the first time this decade that both improved, the Census Bureau reported. Census data show that income gains in 2006 were substantial and widespread across all income categories. Obviously, President Bush is one of the most successful leaders in our nations history. Even the liberal USA Today had to grudgingly print the good news. I'm sure everyone here will be glad to hear the good news!

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So. You just admitted you are blowing Democrats down at the bowling alley. I knew you guys were desperate for votes, but that is amazing.
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So, the sky isn't falling?
Depends on what part of the sky you are talking about.

Median has gone up as COLA has pushed up among other reasons. That pushes poverty level % down, as does the addition of additional workers [like the 10-15 million Illegals] who are counted on the rolls. It changes the percentages by sheer numbers.

In other words, you can reduce the percentage of "really stupid" people in a group simply by adding additional "just below average" people.

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Blah doesn't affect me at all... I dont care if poverty levels decreases or increases... I'm still making the same and cost of living is increasing...

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Depends on what part of the sky you are talking about.

Median has gone up as COLA has pushed up among other reasons. That pushes poverty level % down, as does the addition of additional workers [like the 10-15 million Illegals] who are counted on the rolls. It changes the percentages by sheer numbers.

In other words, you can reduce the percentage of "really stupid" people in a group simply by adding additional "just below average" people.
"It changes the percentages by sheer numbers." What exactly are "sheer numbers?" Is that the percentage "really stupid people" think the data should show--as opposed to what the data actually show??

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