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Elizabeth Edwards Criticizes Bush in Kansas City

Elizabeth Edwards (photo from Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. from Sharon Farmer)


North Kansas City, MO – The wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards says President Bush hasn't done enough to protect American jobs or reduce health care costs.

Elizabeth Edwards spoke Monday to about 50 people in a neighborhood in North Kansas City.

Mrs. Edwards also pledged that John Kerry and her husband would eliminate tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas, and give tax credits to small businesses that provide health care to their workers.

The appearance was part of what was described as a "front porch conversation."

Edwards says the president missed his own predictions for creating new jobs in Missouri by 183,000, and that a third of the jobs that have been created are temporary or low-paying.

A Bush spokesman says the president's policies have been effective and Missouri is getting good-paying jobs, unemployment is down and home ownership is on the rise.


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