Sweeney on Bush

He promised to create five million new jobs, and so far he’s six million short.

This comment from John Sweeney of the AFL-CIO hasn’t gotten as much attention yet as I think it deserves:

He promised to create five million new jobs, and so far he’s six million short.

Just remember: President Bush, who doesn’t think American can win the war on terror, has dismally failed to keep his promises on the economy. (And let’s not hear any alibis about how the President doesn’t really control the rate at which jobs are created. Of course that’s true, but it was just as true when Mr. Bush [WDTACWTWOT] made the promises he has failed to keep.)

The President’s evident satisfaction with the mediocre performance of the economy on his watch must be the product of the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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  1. A Day Late, Six Million Jobs Short

    Mark A. R. Kleiman thinks this comment from John Sweeney of the AFL-CIO hasn't gotten enough attention: He promised to create five million new jobs, and so far he's six million short. Couldn't agree more….

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