Leading experts in no way affiliated with Media Matters have found out why job growth was so poor in September. It was that danged government shutdown in October.
“The U.S. economy added just 148,000 jobs in September, suggesting that employers held back on hiring before a 16-day partial government shutdown began Oct. 1.”
Employers didn’t want to hire new workers in September because they wanted a shot at all those super-productive government employees in October.
It’s the fault of the Republicans. But wait…
“Economy added a disappointing 162,000 jobs in July
July was supposed to mark the starting point for an amped-up economy. Instead, data on Friday showed the recovery remains stuck in second gear.
The Labor Department said that the economy added 162,000 jobs in July— enough to nudge the unemployment rate down to 7.4 percent, but short of analysts’ expectations. The government also lowered its estimates of hiring during the previous two months and reported that workers earned less and put in fewer hours.
This is not the way it was supposed to be. Economists have long been predicting that the recovery would take off in the second half of the year, once businesses and households digested new tax increases and government spending cuts were largely out of the way.”
There can only be one possible answer.
Republican Time Travel.
It’s either that or Obama has done to the economy what he did to the military and the White House basement.
And since we know that Obama is the best at everything he does and the Republican are Allah-less villains, the only possible answer is that the revebrations of the government shutdown travelled back in time to retard job growth in July.
This may actually explain why the economy has been so poor under Obama. What some people may have mistaken for Obama’s incompetence was actually caused by radiating waves of poor economic performance traveling back through time.