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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:15 PM
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Bush in Ohio: "pockets of unemployment that are unacceptable"
http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/09/04/bush_poll/ind...

Bush and Kerry both chose Ohio for their stage at the beginning of the Labor Day weekend, traditionally viewed as the kickoff for the fall campaign.

"They promised to create 6 million jobs, and guess what? They're about 7 million short," said Kerry, who also criticized the administration's new 17 percent increase in Medicare premiums. "They can't come here to Akron or to any other place in America and talk to you about all the jobs that they created, because they haven't," he added.

A few miles up Interstate 77 outside Cleveland, Bush conceded the state has "pockets of unemployment that are unacceptable."

At the same time, he said, "the economy is strong and getting stronger," and accused his Democratic rival of proposing tax increases that would crimp the economy. "He's not going to be taxing anybody in '05, because he's not going to win," the president added quickly to applause from his supporters in Broadview Heights. "We're going to win Ohio and we're going to win the country."



U.S. Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry (news - web sites) (REAR) is saluted by a veteran during a rally in Steubenville, Ohio, September 4, 2004. It is Kerry's last stop on his two-day bus tour of the critical battleground state of Ohio, heading into the November 2 election. REUTERS/Jim Young US ELECTION
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:18 PM
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1. well they all say Bush has "deep pockets" n/t
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:19 PM
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2. POCKETS of unemployment??
Oh, well. Only a few little pockets; no big deal. And they're a bunch of girlie men anyhow.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:21 PM
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3. what about the pockets....
who are unemployed and have given up looking for work or what about those who have found work but still have NO healyth insurance and are not making anything close to what they were making before....Bush is heartless!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:25 PM
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6. ........just more "girlie men"...................n/t
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:22 PM
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4. As a once-again unemployed person...
I would like to invite Our Dear leader to share the experience. Starting November 3rd.
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NEOBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:23 PM
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5. And what, Mr. pResident have you done about it over the past four years?
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democratreformed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:25 PM
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7. Something that is driving me nuts....
All these things that are WRONG... the unemployment, the rising college costs, etc. etc. That ASSHOLE never talked about them or acknowledged they were a problem until NOW. Sure, I will laugh at the crap and know there is no sincerity there. But, what about other people. Some who haven't been paying attention will think he's really saying something meaningful. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:36 PM
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8. He's playing "Mighty Mouse"...
...as in "here I come to save the day"...

You, and I, and probably 99.9% of DU ask "what the hell has he been doing for the last four years"...

...and some of the people who show up to hear him speak on these bus tour jaunts think "Look! It's the President! He's here, and he knows we need jobs, and he's going to do something about it!"

They just don't connect the dots. It's a blessing and a curse to have that ability.

:toast:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:39 PM
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9. But it's just a little bitty pocket.....
Nothing to be concerned with...George W Bush will fix it....He'll cover it up with his big ol' hat....
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-04 11:41 PM
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10. Proposed tax increases
A child could have predicted this message of genius from the chimp. chimp has no honesty on this. The deficit is continuing to grow without bound. Where oh where will this insanity lead us?
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