Take This Jobless Recovery and Shove It


| August 25, 2003

'Some of us go back to school in the hopes that the economy will recover by the time someone hands us a diploma,' writes Genevieve Roja. 'Or we move in with our parents, sell our cars, and apply for jobs netting half what we used to make. There is no real feeling of optimism -- just desperation.' After President Bush sent three of his cabinet members on the road to spread the good news about the economy, Roja is still not buying the administration's hype that there is 'a positive feeling in America about our economy.' Like the rest of the 3.4 million Americans who have lost their jobs since Bush took office, she's too busy trying to hang on to some shred of self-esteem.
-- Anne Geske

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