Sunday, May 8

AP: "Economy booming. Disregard rise in unemployment"

This is just priceless: Here's an Associated Press article from today's paper, on the economy:
American companies are on a hiring spree.

Businesses delivered a jolt of strength to the economy by creating 268,000 jobs in April, the biggest monthly total since 2006. The gains were solid across an array of industries, even beleagured construction.

It was the third month in a row of at least 200,000 new jobs. The private sector has added jobs for 14 straight months.
And then at the end of the third 'graf is this little by-the-way:
Even a slight rise in the unemployment rate to 9 percent appears to be a quirk.
Did ya get that? All is rosy here in Obamaland.

All. Is. Rosy.

As you'd certainly expect after Obama and the Democrats spent $800 Billion--borrowed from the Chinese--on "stimulus."

And that mere two-tenths rise in unemployment? A mere "quirk." A trivial footnote, and you are to pay it no heed whatsoever.

Can you recall ever seeing a single article when George Bush or any other Republican was president where a two-tenths rise in unemployment was not only buried at the end of the 3rd paragraph, but touted as a good thing?

But with a Democrat at the helm--let alone one as fabulous as Obama--suddenly a jump in already-high unemployment is just "a quirk," almost meaningless.

How meaningless? The AP propagandist explains:
The rise in the unemloyment rate...was the first increase since November. But it appeared to be due to a temporary disparity in two surveys the government uses to track jobs.
A side-bar with the article explains how the unemployment figure is derived, and says the problem was a sharp drop in the number of *farm workers,* adding "Economists suspect that may have been because bad weather delayed planting."

And the sad thing is, 52 percent of American voters who read that article won't see a thing unusual about it.

(Unfortunately I can't provide a link, since I found this in my local paper instead of on-line.)

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