White House Repeats Same Old Message After Virtually Every Jobs Report

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February 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.” (Emphasis added)

March 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

April 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

May 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

June 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

Yes – many of the jobs reports are later revised, but it isn’t like the revisions have come in the form of some massive game changing adjustments. Throwing this argument in each time is quite redundant, especially at this point. Romney said it the best: “In any jobs figures, there are going to be factors that come and go that you can’t control, but the things you can control you want to get right,” he said. “In the case of President Obama, this is not a monthly statistic or even a yearly statistic. We’ve looked at now almost four years of policies that have not gotten America working again … It doesn’t have to be this way. America can do better and this kick in the gut has got to end.”

And don’t think the 8.2% unemployment rate is the most accurate number either; CNBC reports that if you include discouraged workers (workers that have not actively sought work in 4 weeks or more because they found no suitable employment options and/or were unsuccessful when applying), the unemployment rate becomes 14.9% – its highest level since February of this year.

Obama, in response to the June jobs report, said, “That’s a step in the right direction.” He added that this economic situation “didn’t happen overnight. We aren’t going to turn it around overnight.” All evidence seems to show that the White House keeps saying the same thing over and over and over. Why should we believe them at this point?

America isn’t reading too much into these jobs reports, Obama’s policies just aren’t working. It’s time for change.

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