MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Chastises Obama on Jobs
Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 15, 2014
It seems everyone, including his previous buddies in the mainstream media, is piling on President Obama. This week MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell went on the attack during a recent interview with Obama associate and former advisor David Axelrod. When discussing the jobs picture in the United States, Mitchell said:
“If you look at the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Financial Times, all the reporting on the job data from Friday, reported that participation rate is at historic lows, decades lows, 59% are involved in the labor force. That’s just not a sustainable recovery. We have two Americas, we really do.”
Mitchell is correct that the percentage of the population of working age Americans that are employed is at a 40 year low. This is in stark contrast with the President recently touting the improved unemployment figure that is now 5.9%. This contrast not only brings into question the President’s understanding of the current economic situation in the United States, but also the government’s fudging of the unemployment figures to suit its own narrative. It is no wonder that the American people have lost faith in their government.