Friday, January 6, 2012

Jobless Rate at 3-Year Low

Less of this would be a good thing! Image from Reuters
A lot of the "facts" you hear from right-wing world are at best, not facts, or at worst, lies. For instance, the tea party sprang up--immediately after Barack Obama's inauguration day, don't forget--allegedly becaused they were Taxed Enough Already. They claimed it had nothing to do with the fact that Obama was black, it was about objections to his policies. Even though he didn't have any yet. Even though his campaign promises were to not raise taxes on anyone making $250K or less. And as far as I know, he didn't. I'm sorry, taxes on cigarettes and tanning beds are just too stupid and to ridiculous to bitch about. Oh wait, I forgot we were talking about the tea party here.

Anyway, that's just one, "Obama's raising taxes!" Put that in there with "The stimulous didn't create one job." "Government can't create jobs." "Obama is from Kenya, and has a fake birth certificate, and anyway, his parents weren't both citizens. . yeah!" "Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme!"
Well, I guess to all of those you can add, "Obama's ruining economy, causing unemployment to soar!" Nope.


Unemployment near three-year low

U.S. employment growth accelerated last month and the jobless rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5 percent, the strongest evidence yet the economic recovery is gaining steam. . .

Read more at: Reuters

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