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Senator Edward M. Kennedy Statement on the Economy

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SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY STATEMENT ON THE ECONOMY

Just yesterday in California, President Bush said "the economy is getting stronger." But today, the jobs numbers reveal the true story. Only 21,000 jobs were created across the country last month. That's 285,000 jobs fewer than the President had promised us.

His repeated untrue claims about a rosy economy show how out of touch he is with the everyday lives of most Americans. For millions of Americans looking for work, today's report suggests there's a long and rough road ahead in the Bush economy. The Bush economic plan puts profits ahead of wages, and jobs overseas ahead of jobs at home. Today's anemic employment numbers are further evidence that America's workers deserve a change.

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