The year has ended and we got a decent jobs report for the month of December. It was below the economist expectations, but then again November was also until all the updated numbers came it. During the campaign i remember the left saying that Bush would be the only president since Hoover (like history matters to Americans, because we are all dumb anyways and that is why we need the government to do things for us) to lose jobs.
Are the democrats still throwing that information out there and is it true or not? First place i looked was instapundit, i got nothing. I went to the democratic home page, they had something but it was from march. I had to go to the BLS site to find what i needed. These are each of the months starting January 01. The numbers have three 000 looped of. For example -53 should be -53000.
For the year 2001 we are down -1,782,000.
For the year 2002 we are down -563,000
For the year 2003 we are -61,000
So far we are down a total of -2,406,000 jobs for the first three years of the presidents term.
For the year 2004 we are 2,231,000 jobs up.
Bush is going to be sworn in on January 20, 2005 and was sworn in on into office January 20, 2001. The question of whether or not bush lost jobs depends on how you count it. Do you go from January to December or from February to January?
If you go from January to December, this president lost 175,000 jobs over this term. He only started adding jobs the last year of this term because he was too busy taking over other countries, the first three years. That number will proably shrink as the last two months of last year get some additional numbers added to them.
When January's numbers come out we can remove the first January and count from February to January, and i am willing to bet money that Bush will have not lost any jobs for his term.
Do you thinks this President is going to go down in history as something special? I do.
I think it is important to note hear that when the MSM is wrong, they do not admit it, they just stop talking about it.
update: more here at dave's and Michael's