Even as the economy had been improving over the last year, the fallback for the anti-Bushies was their favorite question:
Where are the jobs?
It became something heard so often that they started to remind of a parrot. “Squawwwk! Where are the jobs? Where are the jobs? Squawwwwk!”
Well start eating a cracker Polly. The government is set to report that over 220,000 jobs were created in the month of May and the unemployment rate will probably drop again. That will put the jobs data over a million since the beginning of the year. The prediction that 2.6 million jobs would be created this year suddenly doesn’t seem so far fetched.
Look for the goal posts to be moved once again as the anti-Bushies have done every time new positive economic data comes out. Now they’ll start arguing that it isn’t the number of jobs that are important but the types of jobs being created.
Check this out, Jay:
Kerry spokesperson Allison Dobson issued the following statement today in response to the new unemployment numbers:
“Any step forward in the job market is good news for workers but America is still in the worst job recovery since the Great Depression, with 1.9 million private-sector jobs lost in the Bush presidency.
Families are still struggling in this economy. Jobs are scarce and those lucky enough to have one are making $1,500 less each year. Meanwhile, their budgets are being squeezed by skyrocketing costs of healthcare, college tuition and gasoline.”
A press release from an hour ago.
There is also a quote I JUST heard on the radio in whcih Kerry stated that ‘yes, there is job growth, bu they are not good-paying jobs.”
I will post the link ASAP.
Predictable losers, aren’t they?
*** Update ***
From the Opinionjournal:
On his campaign Web site, John Kerry promises to create 10 million new jobs during his four-year term as president. That’s a rate of 625,000 every three months, or only 66% of the past three months’ performance under President Bush. Can we really afford to elect someone who sets his sights so low?