Biden Defends His Horrendous Jobs Report With a Bizzare, Backward Claim

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If you lost your job, can’t find one, or had your hours cut recently due to the economy continuing to degrade faster than iron in saltwater, President Joe Biden wants you to know that this is a good thing because it means his economy is on the right track…somehow.

As RedState previously reported, economists predicted that we’d see 1 million jobs added last month under the Biden administration, however, what ended up happening is the meager addition of 266,000.

True to their character, the left began attempting to never let this crisis go to waste by claiming these sorry job numbers are a result of not enough spending happening on the federal level. Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, began retweeting people like Vox’s Aaron Rupar and Josh Marshall who were attempting to spin the issue into the Democrat’s favor, as we also previously covered.

But at some point, Biden was going to have to step up to the plate and answer for this, which he did — though maybe it would have been better if he hadn’t. The President proceeded to give us the hottest take on the numbers we’ve seen so far, which is that the economy struggling this badly is a good sign that we’re on the right track.

Biden gave comments on it from the White House saying that they never thought, during the first 60 days of his Presidency, that everything would be fine, however, the jobs report is evidence that all is well.

“Today, there is more evidence our economy is moving in the right direction,” Biden said, “but it’s clear we have a long way to go.”

Biden went on to say that he’s added more jobs in the first three months of his presidency than any president in history and that before he took office we were averaging 60,000 jobs a month. He also made a wild claim that paying people not to work with taxpayer dollars is doing nothing to inhibit job growth.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Blue is red. Up is down. Tex-Mex tastes better in New York.

What Biden seems to ignore is that even his meager job gains are canceled out by the rising unemployment numbers. He’s bailing water but the hole in the boat is only getting bigger, and it means nothing if our job numbers keep falling.

Under Trump, unemployment was falling and all Biden had to do was run with the ball. However, Biden’s decisions to strip incentives to work and hike taxes up caused a massive stumble and subsequent face plant.

If Biden or the Democrats had any sense they’d see that this isn’t the beginning stages of a climb that will gain momentum, it’s the speed his administration set for the economy to recover, and this is no recovery. The Democrats must change up their tactics and soon. If they want to see how to make it work, they only need to refer back to the previous administration.