March job growth anemic--Team Obozo says economy "continues to recover"
Predictably, this was characterized by Team Obozo as yet another sign that the economy continues to recover.
Yes, White House chief economist Alan Krueger boldly claimed that the dismal March job-creation figure "provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression.”
Ah yes, economy "continues to recover."
Remember all the critical stories by the Lying Media about the so-called "jobless recovery" back when W was president? That talking point--put out by Dem strategists and eagerly repeated by virtually every network and news outlet--pushed the message that even if the stock market was doing well, one couldn't reasonably claim the economy was "recovering" if job growth was anemic.
Have you heard or seen that phrase "jobless recovery" in the MSM lately? No?
Gosh, I wonder why it's not being mentioned.
Just kidding, citizen! You haven't heard that phrase because our economy is actually going great guns! BOOMING, I tells ya! Just ask Team Obama.
Krueger added that the jobs report was evidence that country needed to continue the policies of Lord Obama, and got in the usual Dem talking point that it was vital that we “continue the policies that are helping to build an economy that creates jobs and works for the middle class as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007.”
In other words, if we have any economic troubles now, they're all Bush's fault! Because everyone knows that even a president as brilliant and powerful as Lord Obama couldn't possibly dig the economy out of the huge hole dug by Bush in a paltry five years.
On the other hand, five years is more than enough time to wreck it: "Cash for Clunkers", porkulus bill, pouring money on so-called "shovel-ready jobs" that didn't exist; billions of government grants to so-called "green energy" companies that promptly went bankrupt; more federal borrowing than ever; draconian EPA regulations intended to close coal-fired powerplants (the ones that make electricity at the lowest cost); and finally, that masterpiece of economic destruction, Obamacare--which has had the wonderful effect of causing companies with fewer than 50 employees to refrain from hiring new employees in order to stay below the number that would trigger a huge increase in insurance and regulatory costs.
Brilliant. But of course, each of those disastrous programs bought votes for Democrats, so it was well worth whatever they cost the taxpaying peasants.