George Bush wages war on the poor in the USA


Social spending is plumetting in the USA, leading to some strange things happening. The budget for the United States is going to run to a deficit of £180bn of spending over income.

Bush has introduced tax cuts for the wealthy and plans to spend £26m every hour on the US armed forces, whilst 60,000 people are being dropped from health insurance, class sizes in schools are increasing, prisoners are being released and state troopers are losing their jobs.

In short Bush is far more than just a Republican war monger. This man is a committed neo-liberal and it's paying him to focus attention away from home whilst domestically he's adding to the army of poor in his own country.

(Figures taken from Analysis by David Walker - Down and Out in America - The Guardian)

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This edition is No75 published in March 2003