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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Bush to Play Up Economy in 2006
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Bush's economy speech at the John Deere-Hitachi plant yesterday is the blueprint for Bush's primary talking points going into the mid-term elections next November. Bush will try to talk about somewhat solid overall GDP growth, among other things.
Here is what Democrats have to do in 2006 to combat this: focus on the median person! It might be true that a few aggregate economic factors will be in Bush's favor, but the utter idiocy of Bush's handling of the economy is that it's easy to make aggregate numbers look okay by making the rich a whole lot richer, and keeping everyone else the same!
The growing income and wealth gaps in America are staggering, and they are primarily the result of Bush's policies benefitting the wealthy. Median real wages are not going up in America... they're not even holding steady. They are declining!
Bush has crafted an entirely unsustainable long-term economic model, and Democrats have to call him on it. The average American family is no better off, and in fact is heavily in debt to foreign governments, because of Bush. Democrats must fiercely fight Bush on this point.