It’s The Economy Stupid

If there is any question about what happened yeaterday, think about this…
Half full: Perceptions of the economy, like its rewards, vary wildly and help to explain the election results. | – Houston Chronicle: “Houston is an informative example. In a city that is home to some of the world’s most profitable companies and their major subsidiaries, half of all households must live on an annual income below $43,000 for a family of four. While enjoying a relatively low cost of living, families at or near this earning power face rising tuition rates at Texas state colleges and universities.

Hundreds of thousands of families in this area earn a great deal less than the median income. They live in abject poverty, often aggravated by the antisocial behavior that can accompany it. Most of the children in the Houston Independent School District live in households that earn so little they qualify for free or reduced lunches.

Harris County has the nation’s highest rate of residents without health insurance, 32 percent. If the economy is so strong, why can’t more employers offer health insurance?”