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Sources for issue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower and Phillip Frazer - Sun., 4/20/08
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Economy

Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

Corporate profits

US Dept. of Commerce
Net worth and the number of billionaires, plus CEOs' salaries -- Forbes
Bush tax cuts to to 1% -- Congressional Budget Office. Note: This is how much more the top 1% would have paid over 7 years if not for Bush's tax cut.

How the rest of us get by

Poverty & diversity: http://www.ourfuture.org/real-state-union-2008-numbers
Education info: http://projectonstudentdebt.org/

Energy

Oil prices: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/info_glance/petroleum.html
Exxon profits; http://money.cnn.com/quote/financials/financials.html?symb=XOM&sid=161455&report=1&period=annual

Health insurance

Health Insurance Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau: Background for a New Historical Series
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/usernote/revhlth_paper.pdf

Agricultural imports

"Food Imports Often Escape Scrutiny," May 1, 2007, NY Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/01/business/01food.html

Housing

Apartment rentals: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/AvgRentalPrices.html

Foreclosure and housing crisis info: The National Low Income Housing Coalition's 2008 Advocates' Guide, http://www.nlihc.org/doc/AdvocacyGuide2008-web.pdf



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