Friday, September 26, 2003

It's not just you...

Atrios caught this press release the government tried to bury by releasing it on Friday.

"According to the official poverty measure, about 1.7 million more people were in poverty in 2002 than in 2001... "

Hope it gets in the news today.

update at noon

It's now on the front page of, along with this quote:

" Even before the data was made public, House Democrats charged the Bush administration was trying to hide bad economic news by releasing the numbers on a Friday when people are paying more attention to the upcoming weekend. In previous years, the estimates were released on a Tuesday or Thursday.
“Sounds like they’re trying to bury the numbers where people won’t find them,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. “This is another clear example of political manipulation of data by the Bush administration to avoid the glare of public scrutiny about the country’s worsening economy.”"

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