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Economy / Bush Tax Cut Plan / Unemployment #727603

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Santa Clara, California: Campbell Brown) President Bush’s efforts to push his tax cut plan as a way of fixing the economy featured; details given about opposition to the plan from Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan and from Democrats; unemployment statistics cited. [At a Silicon Valley military plan, BUSH – urges Congress to pass a robust tax relief plan.] [Presidential candidate Representative Richard GEPHARDT – says the president is asking to do more of what’s already failed.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) An undercount in the nation’s jobless rate because a large number of people are working part-time or have stopped looking reported.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The depressed job market featured. [Unemployed sales manager Doug MILLER – compares his former salary to what he makes as a school bus driver.] [Former Boeing worker Debbie ANDREWS‡- comments on her return to school to study nursing.] [Unemployed salesman Greg POWELL‡- comments.]

(NOTE – Local weather bulletin on screen.)

Brokaw, Tom;
Brown, Campbell;
Thompson, Anne

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