Ohio has lost 233,000 jobs in the last three years thanks in part to the Bush administration recession and free trade policies. Bush’s and Ohio conservative Governor Robert Taft’s solution to jobs in Ohio is to put together a $125 million “wealthfare” package to bring 500 jobs to Piketon, Ohio in the rewarding field of uranium-enrichment. The State of Ohio is paying $250,000 per job to create some of the most deadly polluting jobs on the planet.

Following the Cold War, Ohio had to remove 20 or so feet of soil from the Fernald site where a uranium-producing plant existed. The region has one of the highest rates of cancer in the world and is responsible for most of the radioactive contamination in the Buckeye State.

Governor Taft’s office failed to comment on whether he and President Bush would be bribing other privatized companies producing toxic and hazardous cancer-causing agents to stimulate jobs for the 2004 election.

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