Election by Judy @ 6:45 AM
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The last debate between Kerry and Bush — not a decisive win for either. But what color is Bush’s sky?

I got really tired of Bush repeating that the cure for everything — the economy, jobs, taxes, anything — was education and the No Child Left Behind Act. I wanted him to have to answer these questions:

* When all of these well-educated kids graduate from high school / college, where in the hell are they going to find jobs? Do you expect them to move to India?

* If I lose my job to outsourcing, while I appreciate the thought that I may get a pittance to help me retrain, how the hell, as a single mom, am I supposed to feed my family in the meantime?

* What exactly are the “jobs of the 21st century?” I have what I was told 10 years ago was a “job of the 21st century.” I’m watching all of my friends and colleagues losing their jobs to outsourcing.

* Do you have the remotest clue that an $60k+ professional position and a minimum-wage burger-flipping job are not synonymous? Do you know how many workers at Walmart qualify for government aid?

At least Kerry seems to live somewhere on the same planet that I do.



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