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February 10, 2005

More on Killing TAA Training Funds

When Bush was asked in the Arizona debates what he was going to do about job losses, here was his answer:

BOB SCHIEFFER: Mr. President, what do you say to someone in this country who has lost his job to someone overseas who's being paid a fraction of what that job paid here in the United States?

BUSH: I'd say, Bob, I've got policies to continue to grow our economy and create the jobs of the 21st century. And here's some help for you to go get an education. Here's some help for you to go to a community college.

We've expanded trade adjustment assistance. We want to help pay for you to gain the skills necessary to fill the jobs of the 21st century.

This was essentially the sum-total of Bush's plan for dealing with job losses. And having run for reelection on funding TAA, he turns around a couple of months later and advocates killing the program? The man has no shame.

Posted by Nathan at February 10, 2005 07:39 AM