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Job Creation And Reality
"Show me the jobs," writes Judith Gorman about Bush's brag about all the jobs he's created:

So what are these "new jobs?" 13,000 of them are California grocery workers returning to work after an extended strike. Another 31,000 represent new government jobs. 71,000 "new jobs" are in the construction industry, a seasonal upswing independent of the President's policies. 11,000 "new jobs" are in credit intermediation, reflecting the surge in home refinancing due to low interest rates. And 36,000 "new jobs" are in healthcare/social assistance, jobs created to help people who no longer have jobs.

How do you lie to the country like this and still think of yourself as a patriot?...and beyond that...still sleep at night?

UPDATE: Slime-Side Economics All Around! Wheee! Equal Opportunity Lack Of Ethics! Not a surprise -- Lena points out that Kerry's a liar, too! Same topic, different wrong numbers! Here's the quote from Spinsanity:

Earlier this year, Kerry and his campaign engaged in a more subtle form of exaggeration, claiming that three million jobs had been lost during Bush's term and omitting the qualifier that this represented the decline in net private sector jobs at the time...

What great candidates for president we have to choose from! Vile and Viler! Which ethically bankrupt team are you on?

Posted by aalkon at April 19, 2004 7:28 AM


I'm sure you've seen the piece on Spinsanity about Kerry's misrepresentation of job loss under Bush:

"The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 1.8 million net jobs have been lost since January 2001. Over the same period, 2.6 million net private sector have been lost (the difference is due to increased government employment)."

That's 800,000 new government jobs in a little over 2 years. And I was thinking that the penchant for Big Government was exclusive to the democrats.

Posted by: Lena at April 19, 2004 11:24 PM

Well, Lena, we've got that nice new Department of Homeland Security office that the Clinton appointed Hart-Rudman commission recommended in March 2001. George Dumbass Bush finally got around to making it happen. Too late, like he is for everthing else, but hey, better late than never.

Posted by: Patrick at April 23, 2004 7:28 AM