I am not an economic expert but just thinking a little about John Kerry's plan to add 10 million jobs over the next 4 years? The current work force is about 146m people, of that work force about 6% are looking for work but cannot find it - say 9 million people. I think we all agree you will never have full employment and most economist's agree an unemployment rate below 4.0% for a sustained period will lead to staggering inflation and I think we all agree that each year the workfoce will decline due to the aging population issue we have in this country. So I ask, 10 million new jobs in four years? sure it will help some of the 9 million but my sense is if he could do it doesn't it mostly benefit new immigrants who are not even in this country yet? nothing wrong with that but why make it a top issue for today's voters. Not saying Kerry is the only one making it an issue, the Bush team and economists do as well. I view it as one (of many) indicators of economic growth not the dire straits of 10s of millions of people currently starving in the streets. What am I missing.