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Gayle in MD
06-10-2008, 10:23 AM
Along with skewing reports on manufacturing job numbers by doing such things as including people who flip hamburgers into manufacturing jobs statistics, Geroge Bush not only lied this country into a bank breaking, back breaking war of choice, but has consistantly skewd economic figures at every pass.

We have over 4 million young people who are not students, from the ages of 16 to 24, who are out of work, but are not included in our unemployed figures, and now that we live in the result times of Reagan's Amnesty thrust for illegals, and cheap corporate labor, we no long have opportunities for these lower income people who either are not going to college, or have dropped out of school, but cannot get jobs in construction, or in other lower level entrance employment, (as in the days before Republicans began their dim witted economic practices, save the saving years of Bill Clinton) when such young people could still manage to marry, start families, and get their own homes by the time they were twenty-fvie or so, and pull themselves up.

I have been doing a lot of reading lately on the methods used by Bush to skew the economic figures we hear about, and hence, his dismal performance is being covered up, as usual, in much the same way he has lied about everything else, including the success of the Surge, and viable reasons for his war of choice.

Here is a link to one journalist's take on the subject, which may be interesting, given that WAll Street is laughing over Bernanke's statements today.


http://www.slate.com/id/2085481/