Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Where's The Boom?

Jane over at Firedoglake reminds us that the the Bush boom is bust and that by any measure he is not only a failure in Iraq and Afghanistan but at home as well.
Bush started in 2001 with 132,454,000 jobs. The total non-farm payroll number for July 2005 is 133,786,000. This is a net increase of 1,332,000 jobs in 4.5 years. Remember that as a rule of thumb the economy needs 150,000 new jobs a month just to keep up. Do the math and you discover that we needed 8,100,000 new jobs to simply stay even. That means Bumble Bush is 6,768,000 fries short of a "Happy Meal".
Did I mention the 25 million or so new jobs under the Big Dog?

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