The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Barbara Bush indicts herself and that whole political clan

Sep 12, 2005

Barbara Bush told a radio audience, referring to evacuees at the Astrodome, "So many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working well for them."What a pitiful excuse for a human being she is!

"Underprivileged?" That's hardly the word for it! They were condemned to poverty.

More than nine infants die in Louisiana for every 1,000 born each year, a rate higher than in many underdeveloped countries. Infants in 42 countries are less likely to die than those in the U.S. and more than 80 countries provide polio and measles immunizations to more of their children than does the U.S. The vast majority of those countries have better public health systems than the U.S. All of the countries have smaller gaps between the rich and the poor.

Don't let anyone tell us we live in the richest country in the world. We live in the country that gives the greatest profits to the corporations and the wealthy.

Barbara Bush's mean spirited and demeaning comments say nothing about the brave people of New Orleans – and everything needed to indict Lady Barbara herself, her husband, her sons and the rest of the wealthy class they represent.