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Here's a thought.....

by C1ay / April 20, 2004 10:17 PM PDT

Kerry says he's going to somehow create 10,000,000 jobs if elected. He has steadfastly critized US companies that ship jobs overseas as Benedict Arnold businesses and continues to accuse Bush of wanting to send more jobs overseas. In the meantime, I wonder how many jobs the companies in the Heinz Empire are shipping overseas?

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Re: Here's a thought (about job creation)
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 20, 2004 10:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Here's a thought.....

Hi, Clay.

Clinton created 11,000,000 in his first four years; GWB is the first president since Hoover on whose watch the number of jobs fell. And, btw, there are reports that those "exciting" job numbers for last month were mainly made up of formerly striking CA supermarket workers returning to work, and folks accepting part-time jobs because they'd given up on finding full-time jobs and had run out of unemployment benifits, thanks to the Republicans' failure to extend the supplemental benefits last December. For details, see Surge in (part-time) job creation. Yes, it's a left-wing site -- but the BLS has become an arm of the Bush re-election campaign, since it ignores these facts and puts a positive spin on dismal news, which (Republican) Wall Street buys into. "If you can't convince 'em with facts, you can always dazzle 'em with BS!"

As for Heinz, Kerry's wife has no managerial role in the company.

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Or, Dave...
by J. Vega / April 20, 2004 11:33 PM PDT

Or, Dave you can play the amnesia game. Never mention what has been called the "dot com bomb" and hope that people don't remember that.
Then we have the dot successes and their effect on the situation. I used to by books from "brick and mortar" stores. I haven't done such for years, now all of it is online. Same for music CDs. Same for DVDs, computer parts, electronics, and no end of other things. And I'm not alone, many others have done the same. What happened to many of those jobs at those "brick and mortars" when that mass of business went to the Web? Heavens, look what online buying did to travel agencies, how many of the local agencies "bit the bullet"?
It's not a new thing totally. Where did all those service station jobs go? Same for door-to door salesmen, shoe salesmen, the kid who used to bag your groceries (and sometimes carry them to the car) and no end of other categories. The way the country does business is, and has been a changing thing.
Of course, in your current campaigning mission, it's all the fault of Bush, and you would have us believe that if a Democrat gets into the office of President, this will suddenly, magically change and all of those jobs will come back.

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NT - Sounds good to me ;-)
by Diana Forum moderator / April 21, 2004 12:55 AM PDT
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