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BUSH: Concerned About Job Creation

Bush: See, I'm more worried about the fellow looking for the job. That's what I'm worried about. [“Meet the Press”, 2/8/04]

FACT: Administration Won’t Extend Unemployment Benefits

Bush Administration Won’t Tap Its $20 Billion Trust Fund To Extend Federal Unemployment Insurance. While extending unemployment benefits costs $1 billion a month, there is a $20 billion trust that has been set aside to extend benefits while the job market is weak. The Bush Administration refuses to access these funds while millions remain unemployed for long periods of time. [New York Times, 1/30/04; Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 1/29/04]