Tuesday, July 07, 2015

RUH ROH: Bernie Sanders Rips Obama’s Fictional Labor Reports; "Real Unemployment is 10.5%!"

Self-professed Socialist and Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls as Granny Catlady's campaign continues to implode. Most recently, Sanders drew a crowd of 7,500 in a city with 66,000 residents (in other words, over 48%, but I'm no mathematician, my numbers could be off).

Earlier today, Sanders ripped a key White House economic fable stating that the real U.S. unemployment rate is double what the Obama administration claims.
“When you talk about the economy we also have to have an honest assessment of unemployment in America,” Sanders told a crowd of 7,500 gathered at a presidential campaign rally in Portland, Maine.

“Once a month the government publishes a set of figures, and the last figures they published said that official unemployment was 5.4 percent,” the Democratic nominee continued, slightly misstating the Labor Department’s most recent report which put June’s unemployment rate at 5.3 percent.

“But there is another set of government statistics,” Sanders continued, “and that that real unemployment if you include those people who have given up looking for work and the millions of others who are working part-time 20, 25 hours a week when they want to work full-time, when you all of that together, real unemployment is 10.5 percent.”
Aside from being a radical Marxist kook, Sanders has plenty of other skeletons in his closet.

Pass the popcorn, Nahanni.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


Anonymous said...

pretty sure that is 55.2 percent....

Doom said...

Yeah, going more with Anon (though with some quibbles). There is more work being done than BSL is suggesting, it just isn't being done by Americans... just in America. Government statisticians use or exempt illegal alien stats as suits their agenda. Either that or unemployment is even higher. Still, neighborhood suggested is closer than either candidate.

I was just going to note that while Sanders would undercut Zero, even as a "socialist", it seems he won't go against big money lies by much. Absolute hilarity, on that score. Even an out political queer and he won't touch those ripened plumbs more than just a tiny bit. Then again, I am thinking his actual political existence is as a spoiler against Hitlery. Or potentially. God works in mysterious ways, the left is just looney.

Unknown said...

Here's some logic and associated statistics to back up something closer to the actual number, which common sense for anyone actually living in the real world says is much closer to the truth than even Crazy Bernie is spouting: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/06/30/david_stockman_shock_blog_the_real_unemployment_rate_is_42_9