The paltry 32,000 new jobs coughed up by the Bush Economy is only half the story. John Kerry, and to a greater extent John Edwards, should hit the Chimpster hard on the wage data for July revealed today:
The Labor Department also reported that average hourly earnings rose 5 cents to $15.70 last month, a 1.9 percent increase over July 2003 that did not keep pace with a 3.2 percent annual inflation rate fueled by rising gasoline prices, health care expenses and interest rates.
I say John Edwards should really be hitting the wage issue because he has done such a good job speaking for working families this year. Wages that don’t keep up with inflation should be right up his rhetorical alley.