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West Coast Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:12 PM
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Bush Acknowledges Economy Needs Work
Bush Acknowledges Economy Needs Work
By SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press Writer

INDIANAPOLIS - President Bush said Friday that discouraging new jobless figures made clear that "we've got to do something" about an economy that shows signs of recovery but is still shedding jobs.

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"Unfortunately, we did not need further evidence that the economic policies of George W. Bush have failed working Americans," said presidential candidate Howard Dean "These 93,000 Americans are only the latest victims of the administration's failed trickle-down ideology."


Added Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri, another Democratic presidential contender: "The economy continues its downward spiral today with news of 93,000 jobs lost in August, the deepest job loss in the last five months and the seventh straight month that employers have cut jobs."


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=536&nci...
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:15 PM
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1. the headlines get more and more hilarious!
Yeah, the economy needs work... literally, as in jobs.

(from article)

Job creation is often a lagging indicator, he said, "the last thing to arrive on the scene" in a recovery.

The last thing... is that before, or after the WMDs? (ba-dum-dum!)

Thanks! I'll be here all week!
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West Coast Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:19 PM
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2. Usually the job creation part of the "recovery" is so lagging.....
it happens well after the Republican administration has left office.
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plcdude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:20 PM
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3. did you see *'s interview
with Ron Insano? He hasn't a clue. Whose fault is this economy - his answer - no one
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 05:43 PM
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17. HAVE THEY OFFICIALLY STOPPED BLAMING CLINTON
LORD WILL THY WONDERS NEVER CEASE
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:21 PM
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4. D'oh
"I think the American people -- I hope the American, I don't think, let me -- I hope the American people trusts me."

- George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2002

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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:23 PM
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5. "Needs Work"...A "Fixer-Upper"?
It's too late, Chimpy. Saying the "Economy needs work" is like seeing a house listed as a "Fixer-upper" and you arrive to find the health department bulldozing it.
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jono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:36 PM
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13. Just call it "old world charm." (n/t)
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Robin Hood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:27 PM
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6. He's been saying this for years now, and still nothing.
More empty promises, more looting of the treasury. I was underemployed, now I am unemployed and going to bartending school. That's quite a drop from being a systems administrator. but, hey!! Go Bush!! NOT!!
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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:28 PM
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7. No, it's the American people who need work.
Whereas there was full employment before Dubya.
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:28 PM
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8. The seventh straight month
that employers have cut jobs???

If this is true, then why are the unemployment numbers going down??!!


The only way to lower unemploment is to cut jobs?



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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 09:06 PM
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19. The unemployment numbers are dropping because
peoples benifits have run out and they are falling off of the roles. They have been unemployed that long. How did the Clinton administration create 23 million jobs and still have unemployed people? 12-13% unemployment is how, but only 6.something% is what Bush I had reported.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:29 PM
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9. See My Related Post
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:29 PM
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10. Golly George
What if you hadn't been fiddle-farting around down in Crawford for the last five weeks? You only just noticed that the economy's in the crapper, and that everything you've tried so far has inured to the sole benefit of your cronies and contributors?

Believe it or not, you pinhead, you're supposed to be President for all the people, not just the ones lavishing cash on you. But now that you're aware of the problem, the $64 question is:

What are you going to do about it?
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Bucky__Badger Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:32 PM
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11. and in related statements, Bunnypants reveals...
* we're having a little trouble in Iraq

* our international standing may have dipped a bit

* there might have been a few minor slip-ups prior to 9/11

* that Osama dude has proven to be a wee bit hard to find
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this_side_up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:36 PM
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12.  I guess he's going to explain
the recent free trade agreements with Singapore and ?
that allows each country to send 5K workers to this
country every year?

And how that is going to improve the jobs problem
in this country
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 04:48 PM
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14. Its Not the Economy that needs Work its US people need Work
:bounce:
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dolstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 05:01 PM
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15. Michael Jackson acknowledges image needs work
Gee, talk about an understatement!
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 05:18 PM
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16. Dean has a great way with words
He speaks with the passion of a true patriot. If he is nominated, I will be pleased. But I agree with another poster who said what a strong field of candidates we have. Among the contenders, the only one I don't care for is Lieberman, for sucking up to Bush too much.
The only reason Bush cares about jobs is for political reasons. If we depended on his compassion for ordinary people, we would be screwed, for he has none.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 07:59 PM
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18. Must be time for another tax cut.
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