mad anthony

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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

One more thought on the state of the economy....

Edwards kept bringing up the economy, jobs lost, ect. He paints a picture of the U.S. as a place where most people are miserable, where nobody has a job or healthcare or any hope for the future - two Americas, if you will.

First of all, I'm not of the mind that the President does a whole lot in the creation of jobs. Clinton was president during a period of economic growth that was heavily impacted by the boom. Bush was burdened with the collapse of the afformentioned boom, plus the fact that 9/11 was an attack whose largest target was 2 towers full of businesses - something that hurt business in general.

I know that there are people out there who don't have jobs, or don't have great jobs - but I think it's a smaller chunk than the impression that you get from KerryEdwards. I remember a survey a while ago that people thought the economy is doing badly overall - even though they felt they are doing pretty well themselvs. I do wonder if when people will vote, they will look at their own lives or about the fearmongering of the Dems.


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