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#1 Posted on 8.9.04 0726.17 Reposted on: 8.9.11 0726.53
Time.com has an online article sunmmarizing the major points of Bush and Kerry's proposed plans if (re)elected.
Here is the beginning of said article:
Originally posted by Time.comIn most elections in which the incumbent enjoys an economy with a healthy 3% annual growth rate, home ownership at record levels, and inflation and interest rates that are well within control, the economy's performance wouldn't be a problem. But despite the positive indicators, George Bush continues to be under attack, with economists decrying everything from his tax cuts to the gaping budget deficit.
What's more, in a new TIME poll, 62% of Americans call economic conditions "only fair" or "poor." What's really going on here? Bush's problem, as anyone in Ohio or Pennsylvania will tell you, is jobs.
As I mentioned in another thread, while unemployment is down overall for the last month, it is well above the national average in states like Ohio and PA. It will be interesting to see if Bush can convince those residents to swing his way in the face of 6-8% unemployment.
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#6 Posted on 8.9.04 1839.48 Reposted on: 8.9.11 1842.40
Originally posted by DrDirtEven though we aren't happy with the unemployment rate, esp in states like Ohio. 25 - 30 years ago, we would have been ecstatic.
Exactly Doc. We are comparing todays numbers to the ones 5 years ago when the country was the best it has ever been financially. Sorry but there is no way in hell that the economy can always improve. It hasn't gone down much. The POTUS has very little to do with it and it would be very similar if Gore had won.