September 10, 2004
If All You've Got is One Thin Dime
The vice president says that the usual indicators that measure unemployment, consumer spending and other economic milestones don't account for the many who sell goods on eBay. On the stump in Cincinnati (that would be Ohio, a swing state), Cheney notes, "That's a source that didn't even exist 10 years ago" and that "Four hundred thousand people make some money trading on eBay."
In response, John Edwards said that Cheney and Bush were "out of touch" and that "If we only included bake sales and how much money kids make at lemonade stands, this economy would really be cooking."