This was two years ago. How’s that coming along, Joe?
Vice President Biden predicted Friday that the U.S. economy would be adding up to 500,000 jobs each month “some time in the next couple of months.”
Biden said he “got in trouble” for his prediction last month of job growth. “Even some in the White House said, ‘Hey, don’t get ahead of yourself,’ ” he said at a Pennsylvania fundraiser, according to a pool report. “Well, I’m here to tell you, some time in the next couple of months, we’re going to be creating between 250,000 jobs a month and 500,000 jobs a month.
“We caught a lot of bad breaks on the way down,” Biden added. “We’re going to catch a few good breaks because of good planning on the way up.”
On the way up? Er, it’s actually getting worse now. But hey, no worries, King Obama just shrugs it off.
US President Barack Obama on Friday shrugged off a disappointing Labor Department report on jobs growth, and said he would press Congress to pass “common sense” measures to create employment.
Obama chose to focus on the fact that the rate of unemployment dropped from 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent, not the headline number showing the economy created only a net 115,000 jobs last month, below market expectations.
Less than a quarter of what Biden predicted. But Obama just shrugs it off. And now he’s going to call for “common sense” or something while blaming Congress for his abject failure.
We need to shrug off these two on November 6.