Washington Post Fact Checker: Obama’s Terrible On Job Creation

Someone at the Washington Post will surely have received a phone call from the White House today to have a conversation with Josh Hicks, who compares and contrasts the economic records of George Bush and Barack H. Obama (I added the H because it’s raaaaacist): Obama’s remarks on worst job growth: Did he end it or should he own it?. Josh spends quite a bit of time going through numbers and such, and finally concludes

There’s no doubt that Bush owns an unimpressive record on job creation. But Obama comes in either last, second-to-last or in the bottom half among presidents since the Great Depression, depending on which way you look at the numbers.

The president said that policies from 2000 through 2008 produced the “most sluggish job growth we’ve ever seen.” Perhaps so, but the worst numbers on record occurred under his watch.

Obama chose a poor metric for measuring past administrations. To make his point with jobs data, he has to point to his own numbers and completely disavow much of them, or else ignore public-sector losses. We came close to thinking this was worth Three Pinocchios, but ultimately decided he was not necessarily including his record in the statement. Still, it’s a very fine line. The president should be much more careful about making such a sweeping claim.

I’m not going to attempt to defend Bush’s job creation policies: that’s been done to death (of course, Obama and the Dems still think they are running against Bush), but it is interesting to note just how bad the Fact Checker finds Obama’s job creation to be.

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3 Responses to “Washington Post Fact Checker: Obama’s Terrible On Job Creation”

  1. […] is so bad that the Washington Post says it is awful! Via William Teach Someone at the Washington Post will surely have received a phone call from the White House today to […]

  2. Gumball_Brains says:

    Yeah, we admit Obama’s job creation was dead last of presidents, but, HEY!! Pres Bush was bad too. So there!!


    cough, cough.
    Wonder who brought back the economy following the near complete stoppage from 9-11-01? Remember when they made fun of him when he pushed people to go shopping to stimulate the economy? WEll, we did have money back then and gas prices were manageable.

    I laughed at Obama however when he tried it this time. “Hey you. I’ve spent several trillions of your tax dollars to fund unions and cronies. Why aren’t you spending more money? I know you don’t have jobs and jobs are not hiring, but you gotta spend more to help cover it up!

  3. An interesting part I didn’t touch on is the Fact Checker saying that those evil Bush tax cuts um, created lots if jobs.

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