Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Counterpoint

Just in case there are any people still out there who actually believe the tired old "poor downtrodden disadvantage military recruits" meme that the Left, and most recent Senator Lurch loves to bandy about here's a link to the Heritage Foundation study.

And what do you know, the only group grossly underrepresented in the US Military are from those lower economic classes that liberals would have you believe are actually the majority. In fact, while the middle class is highly over represented so are several of the more upper class economic ranges.

Will this put a stop to the claims of recruiters actively targeting under privileged youths to use as cannon fodder for "Bush's War", of course not, but then again when has a dedicated progressive ever let anything as small as a statistical fact ever get in their way of making their argument.

P.S. I did a quick search for a similar Canadian study but have so far come up empty. If I find one I'll add it to this post later.

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