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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Obama Lies in Narrated TV Spot-- Overstates Job Claims by 4 Million+



Obama has such a low opinion of people. He truly believes the average American will merely accept his word over the facts, observable reality, and common sense.

From Tom Blumer at Bizzy Blog:

"Although it should have used harsher language in its headline, FactCheck.org, the Annenberg Foundation-funded outfit, has apparently set its leftist bias aside long enough to take shots at an ad narrated by President Barack Obama which claims 5.2 million jobs created and gives all but the most alert viewers the impression that the number represents those created during his entire administration. Perhaps predictably, the item, which was at the top at Yahoo News just a few hours ago, is not on the home page of Yahoo’s U.S. home page and is on the verge of falling off at its main page."

From the Fact Check piece by Brooks Jackson:

"In a new TV ad, President Obama makes an inflated claim to have added 5.2 million new jobs. The total added during his time in office is actually about 325,000.

"In the ad, the president says 'over 5 million new jobs' while the figure '5.2 million' appears on screen. But that’s a doubly misleading figure.
 
  • Viewers would need to pay close attention to the on-screen graphic to know that the ad refers only to employment gains starting in March 2010, omitting the 4.3 million jobs that were lost in the first year of Obama’s term.
  • And there’s no way a viewer would know that the total counts only private-sector jobs, omitting continuing losses in government employment.
"According to the most recent employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy has eked out a net gain of 325,000 jobs since January 2009, when Obama took office. And that’s giving credit for roughly 386,000 jobs that the BLS has announced, on a preliminary basis, that it will be adding to this year’s employment totals next year, as a result of its routine annual 'benchmarking' analysis.

"Looking only at private-sector jobs, it’s true that the total has risen just under 5.2 million since February 2010 — provided that credit is given for roughly 453,000 private-sector jobs to be added next year through the BLS benchmarking process. But over Obama’s entire term, those private-sector jobs have gone up only 967,000, even counting benchmarking additions."

Obama claims 5.2 million jobs created, and the actual number is 325,000-- a near 5 million difference! Obama's claim is a juvenile fantasy. It's like a grade school kid imagining how things would be if he was president.

Still, why should I be at all surprised about such discrepancies. I mean Obama bluntly lying to the American people to make himself look good or to get off the hook? I've never heard of such a thing-- except Rev. Wright, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, oil reserves, the 5,000,000 green jobs, and so on and so forth...

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