Senate Democrats

Under Bush Republicans, the American Dream Has Become Less Affordable for Middle-Class Families

For hard-working, middle-class families all over the country, life during the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure.  President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement and Senate Republicans’ close ties with special interests have helped lead to both lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition.  Unfortunately, instead of addressing the problems facing the middle class, Bush Republicans have either ignored them or enacted measures that have made matters even worse.  The following reports provide state-specific data. (pdf).

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

D.C.

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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