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Friday, September 05, 2003
Job Growth Numbers Eisenhower-Shrub
AdministrationDatesGrowth per year
Kennedy/JohnsonJan 1961-Jan 1969+3.27%
CarterJan 1977-Jan 1981+3.11%
ClintonJan 1993-Jan 2001+2.38%
ReaganJan 1981-Jan 1989+2.04%
Nixon/FordJan 1969-Jan 1977+1.90%
EisenhowerJan 1953-Jan 1961+0.85%
Bush IJan 1989-Jan 1993+0.63%
Bush IIJan 2001-April 2003-0.78%

Now, I'm not one of those people who says that the President has complete control over the economy, but looking at those numbers you have to admit that either he has some control or else the Republicans have been really unlucky since 1950.

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