Thursday, February 26, 2009

With the media in Democrat's pocket you can get away with lying

Reality check for Vice President Joe Biden
By Fred Childers - bio email
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Giving the republican response to President Obama's speech Tuesday night, Governor Bobby Jindal pointed out fundamental differences in how republicans and democrats see the economy. "But what I don't understand from Governor Jindal is what would he do?," asks Joe Biden while on the Early Show. And That rhetorical question to Governor Jindal on the Early Show, was followed with this. "in Louisiana there's 400 people a day losing their jobs, what's he doing?" asks Biden. But that claim is wrong, if you look at the numbers from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. "In December, Louisiana was the only state in the nation besides the District of Columbia, according to the national press release that added employment over the month," says Patty Granier with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. According to her, not only is Louisiana not losing jobs. "The state gained 3,700 jobs for the seasonally adjusted employment," Granier said of the most recent figures. You don't even have to take my word for it, these are number you can check out yourself if you just go to, there you can find the latest unemployment statistics, statistics that appear to directly contradict what the vice president said this morning. The latest stats show this - from the week ending January 17th there were 4,527 claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana, for the next week, that number receded to 4,179. Folks who crunch the numbers credit a diverse economy for Louisiana's resilience to unemployment. It's unclear where the VP gets his numbers, but they certainly don't match numbers from the labor department. The unemployment rate in Louisiana has gone up, from 5.3 to 5.9. Some blame that on a bigger workforce in the state. However, that rate is still less than the national average, which sits at 7.2%. We called the Whitehouse press office today and left a message for the vice president's office, but have not received a call back.

Biden, besides being a liar and buffoon is incompetent.

1 comment:

MAS1916 said...

Wild... but true. If you are a lefty, facts don't matter. The only time journalists act like they are working is when grilling a conservative.

Former Clinton attack dog James (Moon Mullins) Carville pointed out in a television interview last evening that the country's economic woes could be traced to the high deficits Bush 43 ran up. No one followed up with the obvious question... if it is poor economic policy to run up a deficit, why then does the current President plan to borrow hundreds of billions for unnecessary programs?

Democrats have an unmatched ability to blame others for problems they had a hand in creating. Without the internet and talk radio, they could hide from these actions - at least for a while. For now, Democrats can get away with lying. We need to keep providing the questions to the journalists so they might look intelligent once in a while.