Friday, July 17, 2009
Reality, Unemployment Rate Continue to Mess With Joe Biden
Eight days after Joe Biden traveled to Ohio to defend the stimulus, arguing, "Roads plus teachers plus cops plus jobs equals a community — and that equals paychecks and prosperity," the unemployment rate in the state increases from 10.8 percent to 11.1 percent. That is the highest in 26 years.
UPDATE: Man, Joe Biden is a one-man employment wrecking crew, because the rate shoots up everywhere he visits: "A day after the Vice President touted the success of the stimulus in Richmond, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Virginia lost 22,800 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent."