Friday, September 10, 2004

Via, Dubya is engaging in some "fuzzy math" and blaming Clinton for the economy's woes.
President George W. Bush on Thursday blamed President Bill Clinton's administration for the loss of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs. Bush warned against backing the Democratic ticket in November because of a "hidden Kerry tax plan."

"In the last six months of the prior administration, more than 200,000 manufacturing jobs were lost. We're turning that around," said Bush, who cited the addition of 107,000 manufacturing jobs this year.

According to the Labor Department, the number of payroll jobs has grown by 1.7 million in the past 12 months, but the economy still has lost 913,000 positions since Bush took office in January 2001.

In manufacturing alone, the number of job losses under Bush stands at 2.67 million, recovering by 107,000 factory jobs since January."
So, according to Bush's screwed-up logic, "turning that around" involved making it ten and a half times worse BEFORE making it better--bloody brilliant! Actually, that does explain a few things, like the way he's "turning around" the education system. And Social Security. And the situation in the Middle East. And the environment. Yep, I'd say it pretty much sums up his entire Presidency.