The Facts Show Increase of Jobs Under Bush

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    The media and Democrats keep repeating it over and over: "2.3 million jobs lost" since President Bush took office. His could be the worst job record since before World War II, they claim.
    One little problem: It's not true.

    Not only has there been no net loss of jobs during the Bush administration, there has been a net gain, even with the devastation of 9/11. At least 2.4 million jobs have been created since the president took office, 2 million of those in 2003. The gains more than offset the losses.

    While Democrats continue to beat their election-year drums about outsourcing, manufacturing losses, unemployment and slow growth in employment, America’s economy has been steadily creating jobs.

    At least 366,000 jobs have been created in the last five months, over 100,000 of those in January, White House press secretary Scott McClellan has noted. And though the eight-month recession “officially” ended in November, economic indicators are surprising economists and pointing toward a take-off in the recovery.

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    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/2/25/171833.shtml
     
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    Mabey we should dend this post to Kerry. Get him to quit bush bashing. But then again, let the idiot speak till he is red in the face.:D
     
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    Do they mention the jobs are in MEXICO?
     
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    I'd be interested to see where these numbers come from and how all the rest of the nations media, including the washington post, missed them.
     
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    I think I'll wait to believe this when a nonpartisan website or newsorganization runs this story.
     
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    been on the news all day long...cnn...msnbc...fox...these do???
     
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    only thing I've read on cnn and msnbc have been job cuts by AT&T and rising jobless claims
     
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    earlier today both parties were "debating" the numbers....seems the democrats only want to count where they want to...not all jobs were counted...the one question raised by the GOP was this...How do you count a self-employed person as un-employed? this is what the democrats have done...or so it would seem..
     
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    in all fairness, do you really think the gop keeps exact tabs on all job numbers that are in the red?

    and i can see not counting a 'self employed' person as unemployed, but are they really employed or are they now business owners?
     
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    depends on how you look at it...self employed means you work for yourself....a business owner would have employees....just my read on it
     

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