Just found this in an editorial at the NY Times and thought it was interesting: [color:blue]The labor force participation rate - the fraction of the population either working or actively looking for work - has fallen sharply under Mr. Bush; if it had stayed at its January 2001 level, the official unemployment rate would be 7.4 percent.</font color=blue><br><br>The writer is Paul Krugman--a raging liberal wanker, of course.<br><br>Evidence of the liberalism: [color:blue]By singling out Mr. Bush's lies and misrepresentations, am I saying that Mr. Kerry isn't equally at fault? Yes.<br><br>Mr. Kerry sometimes uses verbal shorthand that offers nitpickers things to complain about. He talks of 1.6 million lost jobs; that's the private-sector loss, partly offset by increased government employment. But the job record is indeed awful. He talks of the $200 billion cost of the Iraq war; actual spending is only $120 billion so far. But nobody doubts that the war will cost at least another $80 billion. The point is that Mr. Kerry can, at most, be accused of using loose language; the thrust of his statements is correct.<br><br>Mr. Bush's statements, on the other hand, are fundamentally dishonest. He is insisting that black is white, and that failure is success. Journalists who play it safe by spending equal time exposing his lies and parsing Mr. Kerry's choice of words are betraying their readers.</font color=blue><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by yoyo52 on 10/12/04 10:47 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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