Pelosi: Census Report Shows Republicans Have Turned Deaf Ear to Middle Class and Working Families

Earlier today, I reported on the release of the U.S. Census Report today, citing that the nation’s poverty rate rose to 12.7 percent of the population last year.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Census Bureau’s report that the nation’s poverty rate rose to 12.7 percent of the population last year, for the fourth year in a row; the number of uninsured increased; and median household income failed to grow.

“Since President Bush took office, 5.4 million more Americans are living in poverty, 6 million more are without health insurance, and families are stretched too thin as household incomes have declined by almost $1,700 in the last four years. Every segment of American society has seen their income decline under this Administration, with the middle class and working families are losing the most ground.

“President Bush and the Republicans in Congress are turning a deaf ear to the middle class and working families struggling to make ends meet. This report shows that the President and Republicans in Congress’ decision to increase the deficit, while slashing student loans, heath care programs, and food stamps are the wrong choices for the American people. Republicans should abandon these efforts and join Democrats to expand opportunity for every American.”

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5 Responses to Pelosi: Census Report Shows Republicans Have Turned Deaf Ear to Middle Class and Working Families

  1. Ginny in CO says:

    President Pelosi, has such a nice ring….

  2. After the mulitple impeachments?

  3. Nick says:

    Talking point about Pelosi when hearing GOP attacks against “San Francisco Democrats” like Pelosi. Pelosi was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and her dad was active in the Baltimore Democrat Party (I think he was mayor sometime in the 1940s or 1950s). Nothing against San Fran folks, but let’s face it: Baltimore doesn’t have the reputation for cultural liberalism that San Fran does.
    One other thing, not only was Pelosi a stay at home mom most of the years her kids were growing up, but unlike Bob Barr, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Ronald Reagan, George F. Will, and other conservatives, she’s still married to the same man. And folks call the GOP the “family values” party? Yeah, and the Yankees are a humble baseball team. Regardless of one’s views on gay marriage or Defense of Marriage Act, the fact that Gingrich was one of the original co-sponsors of the act makes me wanna ask “Newt (and others), exactly which one of your marriages are we supposed to be defending?”

  4. cali dem says:

    Congresswoman Pelosi is a target of both the far-right and the far-left. She must be OK.

  5. Cali Dem

    LOL! I like Nancy… she’s got spunk.