7/21/08

BBC Report on the Successes of Today's GOP

OOPS! Did I say successes? Well? I suppose, if you count running the nation into the ground?

Americans live shorter lives than citizens of almost every other developed nation, according to a report from several US charities.

The report found that the US ranked 42nd in the world for life expectancy despite spending more on health care per person than any other country.

Overall, the American Human Development Report ranked the world's richest country 12th for human development.

The study looked at US government data on health, education and income.
Some parts of the US are in worse shape than others...
"Some Americans are living anywhere from 30 to 50 years behind others when it comes to issues we all care about: health, education and standard of living.

"For example, the state human development index shows that people in last-ranked Mississippi are living 30 years behind those in first-ranked Connecticut."
Yehaaaw! Connecticut is #1 among the members of this 12th ranked country in the world! And a mighty 42nd for life expectancy, to boot! Isn't this kind of like winning the lipstick on a pig prize? (Apologies to Mississippi mud lovers)

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2 comments:

Beach Bum said...

You've read enough of posts to know I work around mostly right-wingnuts at a hospital. Its funny, scary, and just damn sad to hear them complain about how benefits have fallen off since the hospital became involved with in a corporate structure in which profit is the most important item. Of course the really big wigs in the offices now try and hide the mega-bonuses they get.

Connecticut Man1 said...

I've got to admit that one of the reasons I read your Blog is because it is not just about politics... But about life.