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  •  And don't forget... (none)
    ...that the population has been growing rapidly since Dumbya took office. In 2000, there were about 280 million people living in the US. Today, it's closer to 300 million according to the Census Bureau. I don't know how many of the 20 million additions are of age to be members of the labor market, but I'd bet it's more than the number of jobs BushCo "created" in the past five years.

    So to sum up, there aren't many more jobs available now than there were when Dumbya took office, the jobs that are available tend to pay far less than the jobs that were available five years ago, there are more people looking for work than there were five years ago, and there are more people our economy has to support than there were five years ago. And if you factor in inflation, the runaway costs of health care, gasoline, and home heating fuels, and increasingly unaffordable costs of education, the state of our economic union is far worse than it was under President Clinton.

    Thwarting the forces of conservatism since 1978. -7.63, -5.64

    by wiscmass on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 09:30:25 AM PST

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