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Thursday, January 26, 2006

It's enough to make you sick...

Tax Holiday - Business Edge - Newsweek - (emphasis mine):
Jan. 24, 2006 - It's almost enough to make you laugh—bitterly, of course. Here was Ford Motor Co. announcing yesterday that it had cut 10,000 jobs last year and that it will cut up to 30,000 more. But shedding jobs at muscle-car acceleration rates didn't stop Ford from pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars courtesy of the American Jobs Creation Act.
This isn't a dig against Ford, but against the amoral wordsmiths in Bu$hCo's Ministry of Truth that come up with the names of legislation that belie the actual nature of the incomprehensible (to mere mortals including most congress-critters) legislation.

Clear Skies, Healthy Forests, No Child Left Behind, Help America Vote Act, Patriot Act and now the American Jobs Creation Act have all had exactly the opposite effect than their names would suggest. Their names gave voters the impression that the administration and the Republican-controlled congress wanted us to believe, full in the knowledge that they were pulling a con.
Congress should thank its lucky stars that federal truth-in-labeling laws don't apply to names it accords to legislation, because almost every dispassionate analyst agrees that the American Jobs Creation Act didn't create jobs in the United States.
Wake up America, you've been had.


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