Sunday, January 02, 2005

Cash Rules Everything Around Me

The Top Ten War Profiteers of 2004....

And Halliburton is #7!

Plus: Exploding Crisis For America's Poor

Today we suffer an emerging crisis so great it promises profound upheaval across America. Black unemployment trends show sobering findings: "By 2002, one of every four black men in the United States was out of work for over a year. This idleness was twice as high as that of white and Hispanic males," according to Andrew Sum, director for the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.

"That was a conservative count," Sum said. "The study did not consider homeless men or those in prison. It is believed that 10 percent of the black male population under age 40 is incarcerated."

Worse, black teenager unemployment grows off the charts. In a report in the Associated Press, May 1, 2003, by Genaro C. Armas, "Black Children in Deepest Poverty Up 50 percent," states that 932,000 children fell into the poverty level in 2001 which was an increase from 622,000 from 1999. It's the highest number since 1979.

But hey, at least the war profiteers made their money, right? I guess that's all that matters. Anything else is just socialism!

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