The Democratic Party: 

A History of Creating Good Jobs at Home

Printable Creating Jobs Talking Points

 

“I will fight for the most sweeping international tax law reform in forty years – a plan to replace tax incentives to take jobs offshore with new incentives for job creation on our own shores.”         

                                        Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry

A Jobs First Economic Plan

 

President Clinton’s leadership netted 22 million new jobs. With George W. Bush, the U.S. has lost nearly 3 million jobs. more President Clinton’s leadership netted 22 million new jobs. With George W. Bush, the U.S. has lost nearly 3 million jobs. less
In fact, more jobs have been lost under Bush since the Great Depression. George W. Bush has returned America to economic hard times with families worried about job security, and for the 9 million unemployed, whether America still rewards those of us who work hard and play by the rules. In his book Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them, political satirist Al Franken reveals that if George W. Bush and his father had run our country from its inception, they would not have netted a single new job.

"[M]y economic security plan can be summed up in one word: jobs."

     George W. Bush

 2002 State of the Union address

 

Bush Betrays America’s Working Families: Encourages Employers To Move Jobs Out Of Country more Bush Betrays America’s Working Families: Encourages Employers To Move Jobs Out Of Country less
Democrats Defend And Protect America’s Jobs, Family Income more Democrats Defend And Protect America’s Jobs, Family Income less

 



John Kerry: Protecting Family Income Through Good American Jobs more John Kerry: Protecting Family Income Through Good American Jobs less

“Under President Bush America has lost 1.9 million private-sector jobs.  Manufacturing has been especially hard-hit, with 2.7 million jobs lost - amounting to one out of six manufacturing jobs.  Despite these historic losses, President Bush has done nothing about jobs, and has stood idly by while trading partners like China has manipulated its currency making it difficult for America to compete.  In George Bush’s America, making businesses more competitive means more outsourcing - not more innovation to ensure more jobs at higher wages.”

- Presumptive Democratic Candidate John Kerry