President Obama has NOT created 4.5 Million new jobs – Get The Facts Here!
The news coming out of the Democratic National convention, as usual, made me a little sick to my stomach. I always try to just tune out for a week, and not get too worked up, because both parties get a little inflammatory during convention time and tend to start exaggerating. The only claim that irked me enough to write an article about is this claim that President Obama has created 4.5 Million jobs. Hours after the claim emerged, a claim which was repeated in convention speeches by Julian Castro, Deval Patrick, and Rahm Emanuel, dozens of fact-checking organizations had already refuted the claim. Why? Because it is a flat-out lie. Here are the facts:
President Obama’s Starting Figure: 133.6 Million Jobs
Current Figure: 133.2 Million Jobs
Change: LOSS of 0.4 Million Jobs
Fact: The Unemployment rate was approximately 7.8% when President Obama took office and now it is over 8%.
In order to hit the 4.5 Million figure, Democrats are doing multiple unethical things all at once (not entirely unusual).
First, they are only counting private sector jobs, because apparently the 20+ million people who work in jobs labeled as “Public Sector” don’t matter…
Second, using that incorrect measure, they are still only counting the lowest figure during Obama’s Presidency as the starting point (January 2010), because apparently President Obama denies responsibility for the entire first year of his presidency (don’t you wish we all could deny responsibility for the whole first year when we start a new job because everything was the old guy’s fault?)
Here are the facts: President Obama has created 4.5 Million new private sector jobs since January 2010. Why didn’t they just say that rather than lying about his record? Because they were on national television…and they wanted to mislead the public. It is the strategy that almost every politician employs during debates, since they know people are watching and no one will read the fact-check stories later.
The bottom line is that the unemployment rate is higher than the day he took office. His own Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors promised that unemployment would never reach 8%…It has been 8% for around two years and is still over 8% today.
Conclusion: His Numbers Are Wrong….His Promises Were Broken…The Dems should stop lying on National TV.
Go ahead and run on the economy if you all want to….You will lose!
Posted on September 6, 2012, in Politics and tagged Barack Obama, Congress, Convention, DNC, obama, politics, President, republican, Senate, tea party, Unemployment. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.