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Statement of John Kerry on New Jobs Numbers

Location: Newark, OH

Newark, OH - Senator John Kerry released the following statement today on the new jobs numbers:

"President Bush is now certain to be the first president since the Great Depression to face re-election without creating a single job. Since Herbert Hoover we have had eleven presidents: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. These presidents have faced wars and recessions, but not one of them has failed to create a single job.

"This number should not come as any surprise given that this is an administration that says outsourcing is a good thing. If you believe lost jobs mean that America is heading in the right direction, you should support George Bush and his policies of failure. But if you believe America needs to move in a new direction, join with us. I will set a new course with an economic plan that will create jobs and put middle-class families first."

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