And they keep telling us how good we got it. "The recession is ovuh!" Quit yer complaining, ingrates, we are in recovery, "don'cha know?" Now smile and shout, o-BAHmaa! o-BAHma!
Lest we forget how horrible it was under Bush, horrible, at 4.5%. The media cackled and shrieked and clubbed us with the failing Bush economy. That and military deaths, remember? But Obama's adjusted 9% unemployment rate (they massage the number by not counting those so hopeless they have stopped looking for work....) is heralded as proof of the economy rooooooooaring back. (The media never talks about Obama's military deaths, as they are at unprecedented levels and have been for all of the Obama years.)
Americans are not stupid, but the chattering class, the media and the Obamites think we are.
The unemployment rate rose to 9.0 percent in April, up .2 percentage points over the month before. But private, non-farm payrolls also grew by 244,000, at a higher than expected rate, for the third consecutive month of more than 200,000 added jobs.
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