Monday, March 29, 2004

3 million jobs

Pointing to the 3 million jobs lost since Bush took office and the 43 million Americans without health care, he scoffed at the president's recent claim that the U.S. economy was now "turning a corner."

I thought it was 2 million jobs lost.

From their homepage.

Fact: Over 2 Million Jobs Have Been Lost Since Bush's 2001 Tax Cut Was Enacted. In 2001, when touting his tax cut Bush said, "My plan is good for the long-term health of our economy. It is good for the businesses that create jobs." Overall, 2.1 million jobs have been lost since the 2001 Bush tax cut was enacted; the measure was signed on June 7, 2001. [Bureau of Labor Statistics,; Bush Remarks, 6/7/01; Bush Remarks Announcing the Tax Cut Plan, 2/5/01]

I just thought i would point that out.


edit: i did not read close enough, one is talking about when bush took office and the other one is taking about since the tax cut.
note: unemployment numbers say that 308,000 jobs were created in march of 2004

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