Date: December 16th 2011

Conservative Resources by J.P. Travis at

Unemployment statistics for dummies

This past Monday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said something about unemployment which was frighteningly disconnected from reality. For her that's kind of a regular occurrence, but this was even worse than usual. What she said was that unemployment has gone down since Barack Obama became president.

She was on Fox News, and host Gretchen Carlson prompted her with the observation that, "Unemployment has gone up precipitously since he took office."

"That is simply not true," replied Washerwo... er, Wasserman Schultz. "In fact, unemployment has now dropped below 9%. It's continuing to drop."

Given the source, we could dismiss this as the ramblings of a deeply stupid woman, but Democrats are making Obama's performance on the jobs issue the centerpiece of their 2012 strategy, which moves this out of the realm of stupidity into the realm of dishonesty...

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