The People's Choice: Jobs in America

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President Bush says the economy is getting stronger. Kerry says Bush is the first president since Herbert Hoover to see a net loss of jobs. Which is it? Could it be both?

Many Americans live to work. But now some are living to find work. There are unemployed factory and textile workers, and more and more, there are white-collar workers who are out of work, and looking. Off-shoring, outsourcing, and the jobless recovery have all had their way with the American worker. Others insist there are opportunities out there. So what’s a president to do about jobs?


Brian Stowell, President of Crown Point Cabinetry in Claremont, NH

Charles Saunders, President of Saunders Thread Company in Gastonia, NC

Mary Phillips, unemployed and looking for work in Tiffin, OH