Monday, October 25, 2010

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is so out of touch with reality....

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) October Porker of the Month for exaggerating the effect of the failed economic stimulus program, making dubious claims about jobs numbers, and misleading the American people about the true economic picture.

Rep. Wasserman Schultz
made the following claim about job creation, “On the pace that we’re on with job creation in the last four months — if we continue on that pace — all the leading economists say it is likely that we will — we will have created more jobs in this year than in the entire Bush presidency.”

According to an October 12, 2010 article in National Review by Veronique de Rugy, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, “During the Bush presidency, net total employment went up by 1.08 million jobs. So far, during the Obama presidency, total employment has been reduced by 3.3 million jobs.”