TomPaine.com Published: Nov 04 2003
Recovery Or Snow Job?
Secretary John Snow says the economy is turning around. The question is, "Which economy?"
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the GDP grew 7.2% last quarter, 146,000 jobs were lost. Profits are up, but jobs are down. The CEO economy is doing better,
but on Main Street the news is grim.
than 34 million Americans, including 12 million kids, live below the poverty line. Nine million people are unemployed. Just
since Bush took office, 2.5 million manufacturing jobs have been cut or sent overseas. Meanwhile, displaced workers aren’t
being trained for new jobs. Health care and college tuitions have seen double-digit increases since 2000. And according to
the Federal Reserve, household debt, when compared to disposable income, is at a 20-year peak.
Even the CEO economy is bound to stumble. The markets won’t tolerate the fiscal recklessness
and heavy debt the White House has embraced. ...
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