The number of Americans living in poverty rose last year, as did the number of those without health insurance, according to government data that immediately stoked debate over President Bush's economic policies.Seems like the answer is pretty evident, no? Well, not if you're G.W.:
Mr. Bush, speaking at a campaign rally in Las Cruces, N.M., didn't mention the Census Bureau data. He focused on the economy's resilience in the face of a rash of bad news in the past three years. He also defended the role of his tax cuts, while conceding that "we have more to do to make this economy stronger."No, actually, you don't. We've had enough of what you've done to the economy. To borrow a phrase: "You're fired."