EXPOSED: The Ugly Truth Behind New Jobs Report The Obama-Backing Media Won’t Tell You


Whenever a new government report comes out that gives the left-leaning media any reason to raise a cheer for the Obama administration, you can bet the progressive chorus will begin to sing the praises of their champion.

And so it goes after today’s release of the latest jobs creation and unemployment report from the Labor Department.

Right on cue, outlets such as The Huffington Post sound a triumphant trumpet for the latest figures — 248,000 jobs created last month, with the country’s unemployment rate falling to 5.9%.

Here’s how The Huffington Post helped to lead the cheerleading for Obama, citing a report by the reliably pro-administration Associated Press:

The mostly positive government report also showed that employers added 69,000 more jobs in July and August than previously estimated.

The rate fell from 6.1 percent in August and is now close to 5.5 percent, which many economists consider a healthy level.

The improved figures come after President Barack Obama touted his administration’s economic achievements in a speech Thursday. The economy is the top issue in voters’ minds as the November elections near.

So, right after the president’s speech at Northwestern University in which he extolled the virtues of his economic policies and programs…right when polling shows that the economy and the jobs market are at the top of most voters’ list of concerns…right as the real pressure mounts on vulnerable Democrats heading into crucial midterm elections — we get this “mostly positive” government report.

Well, let’s look a little deeper than the glossy surface reflection of Obama’s self-congratulatory talking points — the ones that make for the kind of glib arguments that miss the underlying fundamentals — the fundamentals showing a perilous weakness.

Beneath those top-line talking-point numbers — new jobs, lower unemployment — beneath those figures lies a much-more telling statistic. The labor force participation rate — the not-so-rosy number that Obama and his cheerleaders in the media don’t want to shout about. reveals the ugly truth — that, once again last month, a ton of folks dropped out of the U.S. labor market. They became a drain on the system rather than contributors to it. Instead of paying taxes, they’ll suck up government benefits funded from tax revenues paid by others.

While by now everyone should know the answer, for those curious why the US unemployment rate just slid once more to a meager 5.9%, the lowest print since the summer of 2008, the answer is the same one we have shown every month since 2010: the collapse in the labor force participation rate, which in September slide from an already three decade low 62.8% to 62.7% – the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows.

And while according to the Household Survey, 232K people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the labor force, rose to a new record high, increasing by 315,000 to 92.6 million!

So, far more people last month left the labor force than joined or rejoined it. Far more Americans gave up on finding work and dropped out.

The truth is, America is working less…even as Obama is gloating more.


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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Listen: Former Obama Labor Secretary Caught On Tape Violating This Federal Law

Photo Credit: Facebook/Hilda Solis

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is keeping busy investigating the many scandals plaguing the Obama administration. This week, however, he found time to weigh in on a voicemail left by a high-ranking Obama official.

“In March 2012, United States Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, a sitting member of the president’s cabinet, engaged in prohibited activity outlined in the Hatch Act,” Issa said in the opening statement of a recent committee hearing.

He explained that Solis “solicited a donation from a subordinate Labor Department employee,” noting the apparent crime was caught on tape when she left a message on the underling’s phone.

“The committee has come now to have possession of a voicemail,” Issa confirmed, “and I would ask that it be played now.”

The woman on the tape, who identifies herself as Solis, said she was making the call “off the record” to “ask you if you could, um, help us get folks organized to come to a fundraiser that we’re doing to Organizing for America for Obama campaign” coming up later in the week.

She offered the name and phone number of an event organizer, asking for her subordinate’s help in bringing more people to the fundraiser.

“There are a lot of folks that we know that are coming,” she said, “but wanted to ask you if you might help contribute or get other folks to help out.”

While Issa said it is not uncommon for an official to misuse his or her office to further a political cause, the Obama administration has tried to hold itself up as above reproach.

“Hatch Act violations have been a problem under all administrations,” he said. “This makes the claim by this administration that they are doing everything right and should be immune from oversight all the more indefensible.”

He concluded that incidents such as this further belie the claim that Obama would preside over an open and honest federal government.

“It is deeply ironic,” he asserted, “that an administration claiming to be the most transparent ever has resisted oversight of its political office and offered less corroboration than its predecessors.”

Photo Credit: Facebook/Hilda Solis

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

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