Bush To Cleveland: ‘Anybody Work Here In This Town?’

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"Bush To Cleveland: ‘Anybody Work Here In This Town?’"

After getting frustrated at the length of the Q&A session of his speech in Cleveland today, Bush blurted out, “Anybody work here in this town?” Watch it:

      Bush inadvertantly hit upon a subject he otherwise ignored – unemployment in Cleveland. Economic conditions in the city have worsened considerably during Bush’s presidency. Some facts:

      - 5.8 percent: Cleveland unemployment rate, Jan. 2006
      – 4.5 percent: Cleveland unemployment rate, Jan. 2001

      – 5.3 percent: Ohio unemployment rate, Jan. 2006
      – 4.0 percent: Ohio unemployment rate, Jan. 2001

      – 31.3 percent: Cleveland poverty rate, 2003
      – 24.3 percent: Cleveland poverty rate, 2001

      So the answer, Mr. President, is that a lot of people in Cleveland don’t work because they can’t find jobs.

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