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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, February 10, 2004

    Jobs? What jobs? 

    "If President Bush honestly believes our economy is working, that just proves how out of touch he is with America's families," John Edwards said, reacting to Bush's economic report. Edwards heard from several workers who were about to lose their jobs at a Carrier plant in Morrison, Tenn.

    "I think I may vote for him," said 49-year-old James Mears said of Edwards. "It's getting to be a ghost town here in Middle Tennessee. Bush doesn't have any concern about the American worker." Mears has spent the last three decades as a union worker at the plant. Many of the jobs will be moved to a non-union plant in Charlotte, N.C.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 8:55 AM



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