Muslims For Nader/Camejo

A blog on the Nader/Camejo 2004 Presidential campaigen - exposing the racket of the two corporate parties - with a special focus on issues of concerns for Muslims. This blog is UNOFFICIAL and is NOT endorsed by the official Nader for 2004 presidential campaigen. Blog update daily and several times a day - come back often! Contact: muslimfornader@yahoo.com

Friday, October 29, 2004

The Ralph Nader Index!

Ralph’s Index

Number of Americans living in poverty: 35.9 million

Percentage of the U.S. population living in poverty: 12.5%

Number of Americans without health insurance: 45 million

Number of children uninsured in the United States: 27 million

Percentage of all children in the United States who lack insurance: 36.7%

Number of Americans who die annually because they do not have health insurance: 18,000

The only industrialized country that does not provide universal health care: United States of America U.S. ranking in overall quality of health care it provides: 37th

U.S. world ranking in national expenditures on health care: 1

Number of infants born poor in the United States: 1 in 3

Number of years Bush has presided over an increase in child poverty without sounding an alarm: 3 years in a row

Number of full-time workers earning less than $8.75 per hour before payroll taxes: 1 in every 4

Comparison of average CEO pay to average worker pay in America in 1965: 26 times more

Comparison of average CEO pay to average worker pay in America in 1982: 42 times more

Comparison of average CEO pay to average worker pay in America today: 300 to 500 times more

Median CEO pay at large companies in the U.S.: $6,600 per hour

Amount the minimum wage would be if it had increased in tandem with CEO pay since 1990: $15.71

Percentage of the federal budget going to the military: 50%

Number of U.S. soldiers who have died to date in the illegal war and occupation in Iraq: Over 1,000

Number of Iraqi civilians the U.S. has killed in the illegal war and occupation in Iraq: Over 15,000

Percentage of Americans an AP poll found would consider voting for Ralph Nader if they thought he had a chance to win: 33%

Number of presidential candidates standing up to corporate power: 1

Name of the presidential candidate standing up to corporate power: Ralph Nader

Your job on Nov. 2: Vote Nader!