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Fact Checking A Lie

Updated on August 27, 2012

Some One Grab The Fire Hose

This One Deserves At Least 4 Pinocchios

The latest spin out of The Whine House has Obama creating more jobs since he took office than Ronald Reagan. That's about as stupid, and probably the most desperate lie, I've heard uttered by Team Obama. Who had the balls to utter such a lie? First of all it came out during an MSNBC interview which is akin to the Cartoon Channel airing political commentary, and it was none other than Stephanie Cutter. That's the woman who wouldn't know the truth if it bit her on her butt. She seems to speak for Obama a lot. When he isn't lying then rest assured she'll be doing it for him.

Here's what she said and lets do a little fact checking. Liberals are allergic to facts but they are usually so refreshing. Here's the quote from Cutter, "over the past, you know, 27 months we've created 4.5 million private-sector jobs. That's more jobs than in the Bush recovery (or) in the Reagan recovery."

Stephanie Is Giving Barak A Run For His Money

The first bit of fallacy I keep hearing come out of this administration over and over is that "they created 4.5 million private sector jobs." Someone explain to these nitwits that the federal government doesn't "create job." That is not the role of the federal government in the first place. The private sector creates jobs, the federal government creates misery. At best the federal government, if it creates any jobs, they are either transitory or bureaucratic. Now I do admit that Obama has expanded the federal bureaucracy by 17% since taking office but that is something he promised not to do so they will remain mute on that point.

The debunking of Team Obama's lies is always satisfying since the likes of Cutter can do it with a straight face just like her boss. Lets go there by looking at a graph that ironically was put out by none other than the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Not Nuclear Science To Read This Graph


Looking at the graph it is readily apparent that at no point in the trajectory of the charting does any job growth under Obama com close to the highs achieved in the Reagan Administration. Every time I witness Obama, or his team, compare itself to Ronald Reagan I cringe. Obama is no Ronald Reagan. Just the mere mention of Reagan shows me the desperation of Team Obama. They want to compare their failures to his successes? Surely no one is going to buy that one.

Statistically speaking, the Reagan workforce was about a third smaller than the present workforce. Done strictly mathematically as a percentage of the work force, the Reagan administration's graphic trajectory would be much steeper than what you see in the BLS graph above.

Just for "understanding's sake" I will throw out actual numbers for your viewing pleasure. I won't apologize for giving you more verifiable facts. The Reagan admin added approximately 9.8 million NFP jobs. That stands for nonfarm payroll work in BLS speak. Bear in mind this discussion is post recession and covers a 37 month span of time. Obama comes in at 2.7 million NFP jobs so what is the difference? A little over 7 million jobs. I'm not sure where cutter got her information because they just say it like its true and the sheeple feed on it.

Numbers don't usually lie so how many jobs would Obama have had to "create" in order to mirror Reagan's recovery? Try 14 million since the recession ended supposing the fact the the recession actually ended. That depends upon who one asks I reckon. Ask someone unemployed and you'll get a totally different answer than the one Stephanie is spinning.

For the facts checkers and mathematicians out there the Obama administration has added less than 20% of the needed numbers for comparison. Whoops!

I Bet They Believe In Fairy Tales Too!


Ever read the Investor's Business Daily? Here's a fact or two to go along with the rest of the unemployment picture that is trying to "not be talked about" by Team Obama. Here's the way they summarized Stephanie's outright lie:

"What's more, after 29 months of allegedly stellar job growth under Obama, the jobless rate is still 8.3%. By this point in the Reagan and Bush jobs recoveries, the unemployment rate was 7.2% and 4.9%, respectively. If we were one of those fact-checking organizations, we'd give Stephanie Cutter the "Lying Liar from Liersburg" award."

I wasn't sure exactly where Liersburg was until this latest lie. Now I know it's somewhere within The Whine House.

Remember In November!

I used the PolitiFact meter logo here. That may be the only use I have for that forum. It appears that they have no intention of pointing out Cutter's pants on fire lie about this sort of conduct continuing on. I reckon one has to do something if they're trying to get reelected based upon being a failure.

I went and saw 2016, The Movie last night. I highly recommend that everyone who has any intention of voting in November go and see the documentary. It explains a lot about why Obama sees his world as he does.

As Always,

The Frog Prince


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    • The Frog Prince profile imageAUTHOR

      The Frog Prince 

      5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      drbj - Everything in that movie was right there for the researching when Obama pulled the wool in 2008. The Lame Stream Media was complicit at not reporting/vetting at the time and remains that way to this day.


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      drbj and sherry 

      5 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for putting all this information together, Frog. Too bad that the folks who really need to read it will probably never see it. But they should go to see the movie, "Obama 2016." Maybe, just maybe, it would open their eyes to what BO really believes and is trying to do to America.

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      5 years ago

      Frog: Just can't help grinning--'cause you, Jim, came up with one of those "wish I'd written that!" lines:

      "The private sector creates jobs, the federal government creates misery."

      Absolutely spot-on!

      Voted Up Plus.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      The stats on job growth during this time says much about how the government is being run and their concern for the people.

    • The Frog Prince profile imageAUTHOR

      The Frog Prince 

      5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Stu - I think John Sweet, from his comment above, needs to read what you wrote. A lot of the off shoring of jobs has been created by the policies of administrations and Congress. The union demands have also contributed to the wage problems companies face when making those decisions.


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      5 years ago

      "For the facts checkers and mathematicians out there the Obama administration has added less than 20% of the needed numbers for comparison." - This is exactly correct. Obama's "8%" unwmployment type numbers totally ignore people who are looking for a job but are no longer receiving unemployment benefits, people who have given up looking, and people who are underemployed (working beneath their skill level, or can only find part time work). The workforce participation rate is a much more accurate figure, and it sits at a horribly low 80%. That means 20% of working age adults are unemployed or underemployed. I appreciate that Obama can't directly save or create jobs, but he could create a "playing field" where business is much more willing to invest domestically:

      (1) Lower corporate tax rates.

      (2) Reduce business regulation.

      (3) Expel illegal aliens (about 7 million jobs would open up for Americans).

      (4) Stop issuing over 1 million work visas each year (this is making it nearly impossible for new college graduates to find good jobs).

      (5) Impose retaliatory import tariffs against all countries that impose them against us (countries like China with low wages and offshoring invitations would kick our big corporations out in the blink of an eye, and the offshored jobs would return home).

      (6) Reduce tax rates on unrepatriated foreign earnings that come home so they can be repatriated and invested domestically.

      All of the above steps, taken together, would create tens of millions of US jobs, for Americans, not illegal aliens and and people with new work visas. I know business would like some of the steps, and hate the others, but they are the right thing to do. Sadly, Congress' addiction to corporate cash, and Obama's addiction to creating a giant underclass he can pretend the hero for (and get votes from), is preventing real reform that could lead us out of the jobs depression.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 years ago

      Obama just keeps spouting one lie after another. Stephanie Cutter is pathetic also. We absolutely must defeat this ego-maniac in Nov. I appreciate you gathering the facts for this excellent hub. Voted up and across the board, except for funny. There is nothing funny about what is happening with his campaign.

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      5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Let me start by, I have missed this! Ok to get on to it. Come, come now, Sir Frog. You know you are not being fair. He's made tons of jobs! All for the IRS, his new SS and I have no doubt there have been a million jobs created at the Welfare, Food stamps and Disability offices.

      Great article. I love seeing their lies exposed so well and with the labor department's own visuals. Too cool!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      The first of Sept the unemployed will reach 4.4million so "if" he were telling the truth it would mean nothing.

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      Old Poolman 

      5 years ago

      I think many of these lies are just telling people what they want to hear. No matter what their primary concern may be, economy or healthcare, just tell them what they want to hear and they believe it. It is really sad that we are in the position of having to doubt most of what we hear, and fact-check most everything we even slightly believe to be true.

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      5 years ago

      I enjoy reading the Frog Princes articles. OWEbamas job record is as "shovel ready" as it gets. The problem is the shovel is being used to spread horse manure.

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      5 years ago

      And the lies just keep on coming. Thank you for jumping on this latest insanity. I just can't take it anymore. Voted up,interesting, useful and awesome!

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      John Sweet 

      5 years ago from Key West, Florida

      The sad truth is that the facts are true, but all of the jobs are overseas.

    • The Frog Prince profile imageAUTHOR

      The Frog Prince 

      5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      OP - It's doubtful that any of those talking heads on MSNBC are going to challenge an obvious Obama lie. Wehn he starts comparing his ability as a leader to Reagan I want to puke. Obama is totally lost except in trying to exercise his ideology. Seen 2016, The Movie yet? Go see it when it comes to a theater near you.

      The Frog

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      Old Poolman 

      5 years ago

      The sad part is there are so many who totally believe those lies crossing the lips of their favorite liberal news person. They do no fact checking or any reading of their own. If this person said this then by gosh it must be true. They then add their own embellishment to the story and pass it on to their friends and neighbors who may have missed the original lies on their favorite liberal news source.

      It is shameful that these highly paid liars are never challenged or forced to admit that what they said was not exactly true.

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      5 years ago

      Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.

      The number of new jobs created in April was reduced to 77,000 from an original estimate of 115,000, while March’s figure was trimmed to 143,000 from 154,000. They lie then lie again.

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      Amy Becherer 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      The proof for me is in the pudding, so to speak. Never, in my friggin long life have I been without a job. NEVER. And, that is the truth. Today, 2 years after a layoff that had nothing to do with anything but the mishandling of our economy, I am still without employment. I see no help for the jobless by way of substantially increased hiring. I did watch as the government poured good money after bad to bail out the corrupt bankers. I do hear a lot of ineffectual, campaign inspired verbiage about our improving housing sales and increased hiring. I am now a member of a club I never thought I'd see, one of the long term unemployed, despite a responsible work ethic and excellent work performance record. I am living the truth.

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      5 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      Obama has probably actually created 4.5 million jobs. The problem is that the economy has lost more than 3 million jobs over the same time period. If you ignore the loses, the statement is probably correct but wildly misleading. You just have to be more selective on what you see and what you decide not to see.

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      Cassie Smith 

      5 years ago from U.S.

      I had a problem with Obama from the getgo when he started spouting "saved and created" job numbers. There's just no way to find out how true that is. The lamestream media just goes along with him like the lapdogs they've become.


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