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Saturday, January 17, 2004  

The other Big Shew is next week's State of the Union. Bush is already trying to subtlely suggest he hasn't been a disaster on jobs. In his radio address today he boasted, "Our economy grew at its fastest pace in two decades in the third quarter of 2003. Manufacturers are seeing a rebound in new orders in factory activity. More than a quarter-million new jobs have been created since August."

But keep in mind that there are 150 million workers in America, and just to stay even, the economy needs to be creating 150,000 jobs a month. Which means we've suffered a netloss of half a mil in that period (if my math's accurate). By the time of the election, the nation will have seen a net loss of somewhere over 2.5 million jobs.

He's gotta start spinning that, and this is the first sortee.

posted by Jeff | 4:12 PM |
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