Be careful what you wish for: You just might get it.
That probably would’ve been a good mantra for President Obama to keep in mind before he suggested publicly that those who doubt his awesome ability to create jobs take a first-hand look at the numbers.
Why? Because somebody did. And the takeaway isn’t as Obama bragged. In point of fact, the real statistics are so hideously bad that they’re difficult to read, as previous evidence indicated. And to follow up on that recent report, here’s more ugliness and lies.
“While Donald Trump has created jobs and he isn’t even in office, Obama’s White House slammed [him] for it, saying, ‘There were 805,000 manufacturing jobs that weren’t just protected or saved, but actually created while President Obama was in office,'” Yes I’m Right reported.
That was the statement made by Josh Earnest, White House press secretary, in November 2016.
“But guess what?! They’re lying,” reported Yes I’m Right.
Here are the real facts: Earnest kind of cherry-picked the 804,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the number of manufacturing jobs in January 2009, when Obama took office, was 12.56 million. As of November 2016, that same figure stands at 12.26 million.
So that’s really a loss of 300,000 manufacturing jobs.
What’s Earnest selling? He’s comparing the manufacturing statistics to February 2010, the low for manufacturing, when jobs in that market stood at 11.45 million. That’s 1.1 million fewer than when Obama took office. But Earnest used that as a starting point to show how Obama, come November 2016, has actually created 800,000-plus manufacturing jobs.
As Yes I’m Right noted: “Yet again, another example of the liberal left distorting the facts and lying to the American people.”
Well, as of January 20, the lies will finally, finally stop.
Source: Yes I’m Right