Bernie Sanders Helpfully Explains the Over 14% Unemployment Rate

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm
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This useful idiot may have outlived his usefulness. This isn’t anything we don’t already know, but it’s solid evidence Obama and the Democrats are well aware they’re lying to the public, aided and abetted by the media. Expect stories about the creeping senility of Bernie Sanders any moment now.

President Obama’s agenda enjoys the support of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., but the self-described “democratic socialist” gave a diagnosis of the economy yesterday that could have been written by a Republican operative.

“Real unemployment, as I mentioned, it’s not 7.7 percent; it is really over 14 percent.” Sanders said during a Senate Budget Committee hearing yesterday. “Youth unemployment, a whole future generation, is today close to 25 percent. These are kids who are not getting their feet on the ground, not developing a career. God only knows what happens to them as they proceed in life. Unemployment for people of color is even much higher than the general population.”

The White House painted a different portrait of the economy last week. “While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides evidence that the recovery that began in mid-2009 is gaining traction,” White House economic adviser Alan Krueger wrote. “The economy has now added private sector jobs every month for three straight years, and a total of 6.35 million jobs have been added over that period.”

Sanders is not impressed. “Do you know that nearly two-thirds of the jobs created today are low-wage jobs that families can’t live upon?” he asked yesterday.

Remember when unemployment was around 4-5%  during the Bush years but new jobs were snidely called hamburger-flipping jobs? A lot of people would be happy to have even those these days.

3 Responses to “Bernie Sanders Helpfully Explains the Over 14% Unemployment Rate”

  1. Blue Hen on 14/14/13 at 2:13 pm

    Wow. Something useful came out of the maple syrup marxist. Even if it was blue on blue action, I’ll take it.

  2. Vic Kelley on 14/14/13 at 8:29 pm

    The White House was quoted “the recovery that began in mid-2009 is gaining traction.”

    What recovery would that be? There has not been a recovery. Things are worse. Man they are pathological liars and have been getting away with it.

  3. Rumcrook on 15/15/13 at 4:34 pm

    I also remember how the leftists were screeching that 4.5 percent unemployment was absolutely horrible and Bush needed to own that shameful number. It was on the news night and day, all I see now is crickets chirping as to the unemployment rate