And we are still left with these facts:
Thus far, your ad hominems have changed nothing. Congratulations! :)etween 2000 and 2001, poverty rose to 11.7% of the population, or 32.9 million people, up from 11.3% and 31.6 million.
23.3 million people sought and received emergency hunger relief from our network of charities in 2001.
Soldiers executing POWs.
POWs held for years without charge.
Using 75% of the world's oil production.
Average unemployment rates in the past year have risen: in 2001, the rate was 4.8%, but jumped to 5.7% in 2002.
In the last decade, the average US household consumer debt (non-mortgage) has increased from approximately $8,500 to $14,500. (Federal Reserve Statistical Releases and U.S. Census Bureau)
According to the Federal Reserve, outstanding non-secured consumer debt rose from $355 billion in 1980 to $1.2 trillion in 1996 to $1.65 trillion in 2001 and is expected to exceed $2.2 trillion by 2004.