WASHINGTON: In our previous article, we discussed Friday’s great news on the employment / unemployment front. Perhaps that’s why ex-Obama officials and the media alike, are sniffing at April’s impressive, nearly record-setting U-3 unemployment numbers. Instead, hard left sites like Slate urge gullible readers to move along from the unemployment issue, while offsetting Trump’s economic achievements with fresh, fake unemployment news.
Nothing to see here, folks, move along. Ignore those impressive Trump unemployment achievements. As we all know, any positive economic news we’re getting right was put into motion by Barack Obama, the 21st century’s already legendary Lightworker.
Remember the Instapundit link we offered in our previous article. The referenced Slate article, by reliably hard-left “journalist” Jordan Weissmann, prefers to denigrate Trump’s ongoing achievements on the unemployment front by decrying the alleged paltry wage increases in the American workforce under Trump.
Here’s that comment and link once again:
UNEMPLOYMENT HITS 3.9% UNDER TRUMP AND, RIGHT ON CUE, HERE’S SLATE: “The unemployment rate is meaningless.”
In other words, anything good that’s generated by Trump’s economic policies is no longer news.
This false flag operation is doubly deceptive for two reasons.
- Wage increases throughout the entire 8-year administration of Barack Obama were essentially nonexistent.
- Either via retirement or via American industry’s illegal but always-ignored habit of booting out senior employees at the peak of their earning power, so-called current “wage stagnation” is actually due to the widespread exit of Baby Boomers from the workforce. They are promptly replaced by less-experienced millennial workers, who, like young Boomers in the 1970s, generally enter the workforce at much-lower entry level wages.
This massive generational replacement exercises a deceptive “downward pressure” on wages that naysayers like Weissmann point to as a “failure” by the current administration to deliver on its promises. The very fact that millennials – unemployed and desperate under Obama – are finding work now is, in fact, a cause for celebration, as the American workforce is once again finding equilibrium, which will lead to further prosperity.
One Slate commenter rained on Weissmann’s fake unemployment news parade rather succinctly.
“I’m fairly certain that the people who are now employed would have a very different opinion. If this had happened when Obama was President, your article would be gushing over the unemployment rates. But by all means, keep peddling your #fakesnews”
By way of contrast, this commenter referenced another deceptive – and ultimately wrong – opinion piece published in Slate as “news” on February 3, 2017, not quite two weeks after Trump’s inauguration. In it, a snide, self-assured Weissmann already declared Trump’s economic policies an abject failure when compared to the heartbreaking genius of Obama’s economic wizardry.
Obama Left Behind a Pretty Strong Economy for Donald Trump to Ruin
This is how Weissmann began.
“The Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Friday the first jobs report of Donald Trump’s presidency. Except it sort of isn’t…”
The headline was your first clue that this was not news, but straightforward, uninformed opinion. After that first mushy sentence confirms your suspicions, the article goes rapidely downhill from there.
“The government would have gathered its data before the inauguration, so in a sense Friday morning’s figures are really the last snapshot of the Obama economy. You could argue that Donald Trump’s election was already having some sort of an effect—small business optimism went up a bunch after the election, markets were trading on his tweets, his agenda was shaping up—but it’s not as if our Dorito in chief was making policy yet.
“So what did we learn from the report? Mostly that Trump inherited a reasonably strong economy, which is now his to ruin.”
(Note: linked tweets may already have gone down the Memory Hole.)
In other words, Trump could never hope to equal the brilliant economic achievements of Barack Obama. After the Lightworker’s 8-year reign, what president could ever equal the wage and job stagnation championed by St. Barry the Great.
However, not long after this snide Slate fake unemployment news article, the U.S. unemployment rate experienced its final spike. That setback reflected the tail end of failed Obama administration economic policies. As always, they worked to tamp down and ultimately eliminate the middle-class.
Thereafter, both employment and unemployment numbers dramatically improved, and have been doing so consistently ever since. So much for “ruining” Obama’s already dubious economic brilliance.
Nothing deters Obama’s hard left promoters and acolytes from dumping on Trump with fake unemployment news. Obama supporters claim that Obama’s 8 years of willful economic repression boosted the economy. That is an outright lie. As we’ve noted many times before in our columns, Obama’s ultimate aim was to squeeze the middle class – Marx’s petit bourgeoisie – out of existence. That’s something he nearly accomplished before Trump took over the Oval Office.
Grabien, a news aggregation site, posts a CNN video of an interview with Obama’s chief policy guide and Oval Office bouncer, Valerie Jarrett. On message as always, Jarrett, too, parrots the unwavering fake unemployment news meme. She immediately seeks to divert the topic back to the halcyon days of Obamanation. Like Slate, she claims that any improvement in U.S. job numbers reflects the good work done during the Lightworker’s administration. Here’s an excerpt.
CAMEROTA: “The breaking news that we just had moments ago were the new job numbers, the lowest in anybody’s memory, 3.9 percent unemployment rate. It’s been 15 months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Do you give him credit for that?”
JARRETT: “Look, I think we have to look at it over a longer horizon than that. If you think about what the economy was like when President Obama took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Under his watch the unemployment rate dropped in half and it’s encouraging to see that we’re continuing to make progress. We want to see wages go up and I think that’s an important focus and I was glad to see you talk about that too. So for the workers out there who are back to work today, I think it’s very encouraging.”
The president that I had the pleasure of serving, President Obama, there was just nothing more important to him than his credibility, his honesty, his directness and his transparency with you in the press and of course the American people and his own team. He spent a lot of time and energy and focus on you and not on himself and thinking about what could we do to make our country strong, vibrant, grow our economy, make sure everybody gets a fair shot.
You’ve got to guffaw at Jarrett’s over-the-top fake wrap-up of St. Barry the Great. It’s certainly a lot funnier than any of the smutty “comedy” we heard at the most recent (and perhaps last) White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
How do we counter the current barrage of fake unemployment news and pro-Obama propaganda from Slate and everywhere else?
With regard to American workforce news, the public must seek the truth in the obscure quadrants of the internet. Or the truth that almost accidentally appears in workmanlike government reports and statistics, like U-6. It’s such real news that neither the swamp nor the MSM ever bother to cite. In fact, such real news is often blocked out and / or demoted in gamed, left-wing tainted search results.
As the saying goes, “The truth will make you free.” It certainly will. But first, we have to dig beneath the fake unemployment news and fake employment statistics. Finding the actual truth requires considerable work to search out the truth on this issue and many others.
Your first step: Ignore the propaganda trumpeted by 24/7 fake news sites like Slate. And ignore the windy lies promoted by windy Obama acolytes like Valerie Jarrett.