Sunday, July 8, 2012
Obama In 2004: Dismisses Job Creation Of 310,000 New Jobs
THEN: After the economy added 310,000 jobs in May 2004 and the unemployment rate was 5.6%, then-candidate Barack Obama used the Democrat weekly radio address to attack the Bush administration for citing good economic numbers.
"For the past few weeks, President Bush and members of his administration have traveled the nation to celebrate recent improved economic statistics.
Well, I've been traveling too. All over this large and diverse state. In cities and suburbs, downstate and upstate, I've heard from people who claim it's way too early to claim victory when it comes to our economy, After three DISMAL years of job loss, we all welcome encouraging statistics. But for most Americans, the health of our economy is measured in a different and more personal way. If I lose my job, where will I find one that pays as well and offers real benefits. Can I afford health care coverage on my own? Or the cost of sending my children to college? Will I ever be able to save and retire with dignity and security?
These are the questions I hear hard-working people asking. For them, the basic rewards of a middle-class life, rewards that we once took for granted, have become an elusive dream."
◼ OBAMA ATTACKED 310K NEW JOBS UNDER BUSH IN 2004 - Washington Times 24/7
◼ AND NOW:
JUNE JOBS REPORT MISSES EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT 8.2%
The U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in June: Unemployment 8.2%
Just 80,000 jobs added in June...
One-third at temp agencies...
Unemployment rate for blacks jumps to 14.4%...
Rate stuck at 11% for Hispanics...