Cross-posted at the Brock Log.
From the folks at The Washington Monthly.
And it's good news for most of you: Compared to Michigan and North Carolina you're not doing so badly after all.
Other than NC being the state with the second highest reduction in median income, this map is really depressing...Out of 50 states, only 5 have shown an increase in median income over the last 6 years. That's 10% of the states. That means over the last 6 years, 90% of the nation has seen a lowering in the median income.
The current Administration has worked very hard to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Repairing this is going to take time and it'll be hard work. The first step is to get a Democratic Congress. Step two is reinforcing the Democratic Congress in 2008 and getting a Democrat into the White House.
We have 6o days for step 1. If you're represented by a Republican in Congress running for re-election this fall, let them know that they're on notice.
We have a bit more time (790 days) for step 2. That doesn't mean we have time to waste. The day after Election Day 2006 is the day step 2 starts.
We've got to start working hard now to make the changes. We've got to get the U.S. back on the right track.