There was some good economic news for Americans on Friday.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly report citing federal unemployment numbers falling to 7.8 percent. At the same time, 114,000 jobs were added.
This is a minor, but needed, improvement in the economy. Our recovery has been slow as people are trying to get back to work and some companies waver on hiring. As bad as the recession was, we need to keep that in mind as we expect “overnight fixes” in the economy.
Republicans, however, could not have been more livid with the economic numbers. They only help to shore up President Obama’s message that we are “on the right track.” After the numbers were released at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, conservatives took to major media outlets and social media with their disdain of the figures.
Obama’s opponents suggested that the numbers were “fixed” to make him look good five weeks ahead of the election. Others tried to downplay the 7.8 percent and 114,000 jobs figures as not enough of a rebound. Still, there were a few that simply said, in regards to the president, that the country needs a new direction. Whatever the outcome, the numbers are improving and the facts cannot be denied.
The Obama hate is real out here, people. Republicans are smoking mad that the president received such a timely “gift” ahead of the election, especially considering all of the early votes being cast in key states.
They were the ones that kept preaching that no president has been re-elected with unemployment over 8 percent. And, actually, they may be correct now that unemployment has fallen below that mark. I love it!
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Do you think Republicans are downplaying the September economic numbers simply because they help President Obama?
Or, do you find a real issue in our progress as a nation?