The Media’s Jobs Coinflip: Heads We Win, Tails You Lose.

It doesn’t matter what the issue is, the Democrats and their willing allies in the mainstream media always will find some way to spin it into a negative for George Bush.

For example, remember the 2004 election campaign? The economy was roaring along, but because there had been a recession almost as soon as Bush got into office, the job numbers looked a little soft. So, what did we hear? Bush has, “the worst jobs record since Hoover.” Why hasn’t Bush done something to create more jobs?

Now, because the economy has been going so well, we have a really low unemployment rate. What’s the spin now? That’s bad, too, because now employers are having trouble filling jobs.

Read it for yourself in this story written by the AP,

The owner of a fast food joint in Montana’s booming oil patch found himself outsourcing the drive-thru window to a Texas telemarketing firm, not because it’s cheaper but because he can’t find workers.

Record low unemployment across parts of the West has created tough working conditions for business owners, who in places are being forced to boost wages or be creative to fill their jobs.

John Francis, who owns the McDonald’s in Sidney, Mont., said he tried advertising in the local newspaper and even offered up to $10 an hour to compete with higher-paying oil field jobs. Yet the only calls were from other business owners upset they would have to raise wages, too. Of course, Francis’ current employees also wanted a pay hike.

“I don’t know what the answer is,” Francis said. “There’s just nobody around that wants to work.”

…The effects are everywhere. Logging equipment in Idaho sits idle as companies have a tough time finding workers. A shortage of lifeguards has forced Helena to shorten hours at children-only pools. A local paper in Jackson, Wyo., has page after page of help wanted ads.

In Jackson Hole, the Four Seasons Resort still had openings in late July. The problem has created longer hours and tougher working conditions for current employees.

…But questions remain about how long the West can weather the problems that come with low unemployment.

“The hardest thing is to keep the economy growing at a strong rate when you have a low unemployment rate,” he said. “Take a company that wants to expand. Where is the next worker going to come from?”

So, times were lousy because the employment rate was too high and we went straight from that to times being lousy because the employment rate was too low. Was there ever a period when the Bush Administration got any credit for helping to juice the economy with tax cuts and thereby creating more jobs?

No, of course not. When a Republican is in the White House, as far as the mainstream media is concerned, it’s always too hot or too cold, it’s never just right.

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