[FoRK] Behind the jobs debacle...

jbone at place.org jbone at place.org
Mon Mar 15 11:01:32 PST 2004


Bo doubt they're just making them up, telling themselves what they want 
to hear.  I really think somebody in the administration believes very 
strongly in all that creative visualization bullshit...

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 From Salon, the lead-in:

	http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/03/15/economy/index_np.html

Behind the jobs debacle
Bush's jobs forecast failed because there's been no jobs recovery at 
all.

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By James K. Galbraith

March 15, 2004 |

Let's look again at the chart deftly deployed by Paul Krugman in the 
New York Times on March 9 to blast the Bush economic team for missing 
its employment forecasts.

No doubt, it's a screw-up. But just how did they manage it? Was 
Economic Team Bush getting its job targets, as many suspect, from Karl 
Rove? Did the professionals turn prostitute, as Krugman charges in no 
uncertain words? 



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