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:: 11.14.2003 ::  



My idea for a "Bush in 30 seconds" commercial (a la moveon.org):
As of March 2002 there were 2,690,149 Federal civilian employees with a total payroll of $11,599,033,843. One year before, just months after President Bush was chosen by the Supreme Court to be our President, there were 2,697,602 employees earning a total of $11,369,841,107. That means 7,453 Federal employees lost their jobs in the first year of Bush's Presidency, while the total government payroll went up by $229,192,736.

So we spent two hundred millon dollars more on government, while 1.8 million people lost their jobs. The following year, more than a million additonal people became unemployed.

At the President's Economic Forum in Waco, TX, on August 13, 2002, George W. Bush said "...job creation is the number one priority of economic policy out of Washington, DC." If that is true, Mr. President, why is the unemployment rate still at 6.1%, the highest it's been since 1994?

All this has been paid for by your hard-earned tax dollars.

Bush in 2004? Can we afford four more years?
The above would be voiceover, emphasized by stark white-on-black text - i.e. the total yearly payroll for Federal civilian employees. There would also be "powers of ten"-style graphics illustrating the vast number of people who have lost their jobs on Bush's watch - inspiration from this site; thanks to Leslie for the link. Other source: US Census data, for March 2001 and 2002.

Not only that, but the jobs lost in this most recent recession are unlikely to return

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