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Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Tonight, when W tries to tell us how he's going to stimulate the economy, remember this.

DJIA 1993-2003

Compare the slow growth of Clinton's first two years — the first time the World Trade Center was attacked — with W's two-year record of out-of-control volatility. Market behavior like this is based on uncertainty and "lack of visibility," thanks to a deficit-welcoming warmaking policy and a friendly attitude toward corporate misbehavior. (We took the liberty of drawing the trend lines over actual market data.)

montgomery burnsIt's very clear who is hurt by the market damage wrought by Bush's policies: working people, union members, legal immigrants, women, children, foreign allies, retirees, seniors, people with IRA or 401(k) savings, small investors, entrepreneurs and small businesses. And it's also clear who benefits: the energy industry, the defense industry, the Bush family, politically expedient CEO cronies, the religious right, and the real thrust of the "stimulus package": making the
richest 1% of US households even richer.

This is a White House of, by and for the wealthy.

Polls show that disbelief in White House propaganda is gaining ground. The state of the union is disunited.

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