Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo Pushes Myth That “Almost 40 Percent Of Americans Are Without A Job”

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From the November 10 edition of Fox Business' Republican Presidential Candidates Debate:

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MARIA BARTIROMO (MODERATOR): Governor Bush, almost 40 percent of Americans are without a job and are not looking. Many have given up. That's what the participation rate tells us. You've said your policies will drive the economy back to four percent growth, which we haven't seen since the year 2000. What specific regulations would you change, and how will that lead to jobs and growth?


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