DNC: Bush by the Numbers; By Any Measure, Bush's First Hundred Days a Bust

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Democratic National Committee

    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- George W. Bush's first hundred days,
 marked by deep bows to big business and a major assault on the environment,
 gave the American people a hint of just how harmful the Bush agenda really is.
 Now, with the release of "Bush By The Numbers," the Democratic National
 Committee (DNC) is putting those hundred days in a numerical context, and the
 portrait it paints of the Bush Administration is not a flattering one.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000107/DCF015 )
     "In barely three months, George W. Bush has tried to set America's working
 families back years," said DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe.  "This couldn't be
 clearer when you sit down and look at the numbers.  The Democrats are giving
 people the real facts about Bush, and when it comes to weak leadership, his
 numbers don't lie."
     To read more of "Bush By The Numbers," go to http://www.100daysofbush.com.
 
                              Bush By The Numbers
 
     25        Percent of world's carbon dioxide generated by the U.S. (New
               York Times, 3/29/01)
 
     4         Percent of the world's population living in the U.S. (New York
               Times, 3/29/01)
 
     1         Number of campaign promises to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
               broken by Bush. (New York Times, 3/29/01)
 
     1         Number of times the Bush administration tried to close the
               Office of National AIDS Policy (USA Today, 2/7/01)
 
     320,282   Number of people living with AIDS in the United States as of
               1999. (CDC)
 
     40,000    Number of new AIDS cases per year in the United States.
               (www.nih.gov)
 
     $0        Increased funding for the Ryan White AIDS program in Bush's
               budget proposal. (AP, 4/3/01, 4/9/01; Health Resources and
               Services Administration Release, 1/24/01)
 
     25        Percent of people who disapproved of Bush in his initial job
               approval poll. (Gallup, 2/6/01)
 
     0         Number of Presidents whose initial disapproval levels were
               higher than Bush's in the 50 years since Gallup began measuring
               disapproval statistics during the Eisenhower Administration.
               (Gallup, 2/6/01)
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- George W. Bush's first hundred days,
 marked by deep bows to big business and a major assault on the environment,
 gave the American people a hint of just how harmful the Bush agenda really is.
 Now, with the release of "Bush By The Numbers," the Democratic National
 Committee (DNC) is putting those hundred days in a numerical context, and the
 portrait it paints of the Bush Administration is not a flattering one.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000107/DCF015 )
     "In barely three months, George W. Bush has tried to set America's working
 families back years," said DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe.  "This couldn't be
 clearer when you sit down and look at the numbers.  The Democrats are giving
 people the real facts about Bush, and when it comes to weak leadership, his
 numbers don't lie."
     To read more of "Bush By The Numbers," go to http://www.100daysofbush.com.
 
                              Bush By The Numbers
 
     25        Percent of world's carbon dioxide generated by the U.S. (New
               York Times, 3/29/01)
 
     4         Percent of the world's population living in the U.S. (New York
               Times, 3/29/01)
 
     1         Number of campaign promises to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
               broken by Bush. (New York Times, 3/29/01)
 
     1         Number of times the Bush administration tried to close the
               Office of National AIDS Policy (USA Today, 2/7/01)
 
     320,282   Number of people living with AIDS in the United States as of
               1999. (CDC)
 
     40,000    Number of new AIDS cases per year in the United States.
               (www.nih.gov)
 
     $0        Increased funding for the Ryan White AIDS program in Bush's
               budget proposal. (AP, 4/3/01, 4/9/01; Health Resources and
               Services Administration Release, 1/24/01)
 
     25        Percent of people who disapproved of Bush in his initial job
               approval poll. (Gallup, 2/6/01)
 
     0         Number of Presidents whose initial disapproval levels were
               higher than Bush's in the 50 years since Gallup began measuring
               disapproval statistics during the Eisenhower Administration.
               (Gallup, 2/6/01)
 
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