Let's have a look at the President's remarks for February 5th and see how he is being direct and transparent with the American people. The President's opening remarks:
This week, we received a report on jobs and unemployment that told us we’re continuing to move in the right direction. But we need to get there faster. In the short-term, the bipartisan tax cut we passed in December will give an added boost to job creation and economic growth. This is a tax cut that is already making Americans’ paychecks a little bigger and giving businesses more incentive to invest and hire.
Let's start with the very first statement. 36,000 jobs last month. That means that .0001% of the population got back to work last month. With the government reported rate dropping .4%, something is just not lining up. Hence the president's comment on not moving fast enough. That was pretty good cover for his press secretary if questioned. He then goes on to talk about the bipartisan tax cut that was passed in December. A couple of things here. 1. Could the surge in January consumer spending be easily explained by relief over the pending tax increase going away. Easily! 2. My pay check did not get bigger with this agreement to continue the tax levy at the rate it has been for 10 years. This is the most disingenuous of comments. It is false. I will cut to the chase. Joe Wilson is right. The President lies. And I don;t like to do that but come on look at the facts. read more »