Watch the GOP blow this

Wednesday morning, the Census released important data on 2014.  The numbers are really bad:

Household income was "not significantly different" from 2013, they report, but was actually down by 1.5% in 2014 compared to 2013.  Overall, median household income in 2014 was 6.5% lower than 2007.

The poverty rate in 2014 was 14.8%; this is to say that 14.8% people in the United States lived in poverty in 2014.  This is worse than any year under Bush, including OMG-the-world-is-collapsing 2008.

The uninsured rate, the percentage of Americans without health insurance, dropped from 13.3% in 2013 to 10.4% in 2014.  The White House and Democrats credit Obamacare, but 7.56 million more people in 2014 than 2013 bought private health plans, while 6.73 million signed up for Medicaid in the same year.  Essentially, half of those newly insured in 2014 did so via the Medicaid expansion, which I support, but expanding Medicaid would fit onto a one-page law.  It does not vindicate the 2,400-page Obamacare.  The same goes to the million who bought insurance due to fear of a penalty: that part of the law fits onto one page.  It does not vindicate the upending of the health care system in a 2,400-page law.

The Economic Stress Index for 2014, an index that consolidates employment, household income, and GDP in one stat, was a miserable 11.1 in 2014.  Indeed, Obama's full best year yet, but it is still worse than the first seven years of Bush.

Basically, the Census data confirm that Obama's economic and health care policies are a disaster six years after Bush left, but by the time the day and week will be over, the story will be that the Census proves how great things are.  Why will it be this way?  A) The Lib Hacks in the Media; B) the Dems will be on full offense; and C) GOP lawmakers, operatives, and mouthpieces will be nowhere to be found.  In fact, the GOP establishment banned the use of the name "Bush" during the 2012 convention – the same Bush under whom the poverty rate was never as bad as in Obama's best year.

Wednesday morning, the Census released important data on 2014.  The numbers are really bad:

Household income was "not significantly different" from 2013, they report, but was actually down by 1.5% in 2014 compared to 2013.  Overall, median household income in 2014 was 6.5% lower than 2007.

The poverty rate in 2014 was 14.8%; this is to say that 14.8% people in the United States lived in poverty in 2014.  This is worse than any year under Bush, including OMG-the-world-is-collapsing 2008.

The uninsured rate, the percentage of Americans without health insurance, dropped from 13.3% in 2013 to 10.4% in 2014.  The White House and Democrats credit Obamacare, but 7.56 million more people in 2014 than 2013 bought private health plans, while 6.73 million signed up for Medicaid in the same year.  Essentially, half of those newly insured in 2014 did so via the Medicaid expansion, which I support, but expanding Medicaid would fit onto a one-page law.  It does not vindicate the 2,400-page Obamacare.  The same goes to the million who bought insurance due to fear of a penalty: that part of the law fits onto one page.  It does not vindicate the upending of the health care system in a 2,400-page law.

The Economic Stress Index for 2014, an index that consolidates employment, household income, and GDP in one stat, was a miserable 11.1 in 2014.  Indeed, Obama's full best year yet, but it is still worse than the first seven years of Bush.

Basically, the Census data confirm that Obama's economic and health care policies are a disaster six years after Bush left, but by the time the day and week will be over, the story will be that the Census proves how great things are.  Why will it be this way?  A) The Lib Hacks in the Media; B) the Dems will be on full offense; and C) GOP lawmakers, operatives, and mouthpieces will be nowhere to be found.  In fact, the GOP establishment banned the use of the name "Bush" during the 2012 convention – the same Bush under whom the poverty rate was never as bad as in Obama's best year.