YOU KNOW OBAMA IS DESPERATE WHEN HE CHANGES UNEMPLOYMENT FROM 8.3 TO 8.254%
If President Bush were to have tried this nonsense he’d have been the laughingstock of the evening news circuit.
The White House is really getting specific when it comes to the unemployment rate.
Rather than 8.3% — the rounded-up figure — Obama economic adviser
Alan Krueger writes on the White House website that the real jobless
rate is 8.254%.
“The household survey showed that the unemployment rate ticked up to
8.3% in July (or, more precisely, the rate rose from 8.217% in June to
8.254% in July),” wrote Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic
He added: “Acting BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Commissioner John
Galvin noted in his statement that the unemployment rate was
‘essentially unchanged’ from June to July.”
We doubt that Republican Mitt Romney and his allies will draw that distinction.
“Today’s increase in the unemployment rate is a hammer blow to struggling middle-class families,” Romney said in a statement.
Other GOP members mocked Krueger for declaring the jobless rate at 8.254%.
Republican Party spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said, “23 million
people struggling for work isn’t a rounding error. And the White
House’s attempts to argue show just how out of touch they are.”
And it is also a shame that the Kept-Whores refuse to trumpet the
all-important number no one wants to talk about: the absolute raw
number of how many people are unemployed or under-employed relative to
the overall population.
Or the number of jobs Obama needs to create JUST TO GET TO PRE-RECESSION LEVELS ….. 11,000,000!!!!!!!!!
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