Saturday, April 3, 2010

Obama And Republicans Fight Over Job Figures

U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama has gotten into a verbal sparring match with Republicans over the latest job numbers released to the public. Days prior, a government report reflected many payrolls in America had shed jobs, yet today, the Obama White House touted figures stating 162,000 jobs have been added to the economy.

Here's hoping another inaccurate job tally has not been released for political reasons, as was done during the Bush administration, where numbers had to be revised to later correct the exaggeration and inaccuracies. Accuracy is needed to address and fix the problems.


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April 2, 2010 2:31 p.m. EDT - In turn, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele blasted the president, dismissing dismissed much of March's job growth as a product of the U.S. Census Bureau's addition of 48,000 jobs for its once-in-a-decade head count of the U.S. population.

"It is unacceptable for President Obama to declare economic success when unemployment remains at 9.7 percent and a large portion of the job growth came from temporary boost in government employment," Steele said.