Everyone knows that during Obama’s presidency, jobs/economic numbers were constantly distorted to make him look good.
Conveniently, important metrics were ignored by not only his lackeys in the Labor Department but also by his lapdogs in the media, who are supposed to scrutinize these types of things.
Things like labor participation rate and counting the folks that have stopped looking for work altogether would have caused the unemployment number to skyrocket.
But Obama and the Left couldn’t have that.
So they lied, time and again, hiding the true health of our economy and the sad realities that come with admitting the truths about labor metrics.
Arrogantly, the president bragged about his job numbers, telling his critics to check for themselves.
Well, many have, and the numbers prove his critics were more than correct.
As reported at Yes I’m Right, after Trump won the election and companies began promising to return and keep jobs in the US, Josh Earnest, Obama’s press secretary, discounted Trump’s pre-presidential victories, saying:
“There were 805,000 manufacturing jobs that weren’t just protected or saved, but actually created while President Obama was in office.”
A bold claim, and a complete lie.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, before Obama’s disastrous presidency began in 2009, there were 12.561 million manufacturing jobs in the US.
As of November 2016, that number had fallen to 12.26 million jobs.
Which, according to the laws of first-grade mathematics, would mean that over 300,000 manufacturing jobs were lost during his presidency.
The question then becomes: How on earth did Josh “Not So” Earnest come up with such a ridiculous number?
Well, he did what the Left always does, by twisting and distorting things to fit the narrative.
His method was egregiously dishonest, as he simply looked back at Obama’s 8 years in office and found the point where manufacturing jobs were at their lowest, which was in 2010 at 11.453 million.
That’s the point where he started counting jobs “created” by Obama, after the president’s garbage policies had already shaved off 1.1 million jobs.
This kind of magical bookkeeping is what the Left’s all about and why you should never trust any numbers that come from the Left, or really, any politician for that matter.
Source: Yes I’m Right