Monday, February 09, 2004

Bush Report Declares Economic Recovery is Taking Hold

President Bush seems to be running his campaign by immediately going to the state where the latest Democratic primary or caucus took place, and lying through his teeth to paint a rosy picture of his administration to counter the attacks of the Democrats who just got off the stump. The latest example of this strategy was earlier today in Missouri, where the overly optimistic president predicted that his administration would create 2.6 million new jobs this year. On one hand, that is a good way to respond to the Democrats reminding everyone that the president has actually LOST 2.2 million jobs since he took office. On the other hand, it's an extremely bold statement that will have to start bearing fruit before the elections, which come less than two months before the end of the year. Considering that he's probably not a psychic, and he says this job growth will come as a result of his massive tax cuts for the rich I'm not nearly as optimistic as the president seems to be, but then I guess you'd think everything was rosy too if you only delivered these speeches to hand picked groups of supporters and campaign donors, and were constantly shielded from dissent. It all makes you wonder if the president has any idea whatsoever what's actually going on in this country.

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