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July 31, 2003

Supporting the Troops?

A Harpers Index-style list from the The Institute for Southern Studies in their periodic email publication Facing South:

  • Percentage of the 108th U.S. Senate that engaged in combat while serving in the armed forces: 9
  • Percentage of homeless men in the U.S. that have engaged in combat: 40
  • Percent of lower ranking army personnel that experience "substantial financial difficulties": 40
  • Percent of first-year members of Congress that are millionaires: 43
  • Average tax cut to millionaires in President Bush's tax package: $93,500
  • Number of children in military families that won't get the new child tax credit: 121,000

    Posted by Nathan at July 31, 2003 09:23 AM