Would You Like Rivets With That?

As job loss and unemployment become campaign issues, George W. Bush is struggling to whitewash his economic record. The Daily Mis-Lead writes, "Just days after Bush reneged on his pledge to create 2.6 million jobs and said with a straight face that '5.6% unemployment is a good national number,' the New York Times uncovered a White House report showing that the president is considering re-classifying low-paid fast food jobs as 'manufacturing jobs' as a way to hide the massive manufacturing job losses that have occurred during his term." The inflated employment statistics would also mask the fact that fast food McJobs pay less and have fewer benefits than traditional industrial manufacturing work.