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Biden Cooks the Books to Sell Economic Failures as Successes

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024
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by Aaron Flanigan
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New data have revealed that the Biden administration has been consistently lying to the American people about the actual number of jobs created each month, shattering the White House’s narrative of a surging economy and casting more serious doubt on the trustworthiness of the administration when it comes to any economic figures.

According to a Fox Business report published on January 6, “The government quietly erased 439,000 jobs through November 2023, a closer look at the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows. That means its initial jobs results were inflated by 439,000 positions, and the job market is not as healthy as the government suggests.”

In total, Biden’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was forced to revise its predicted number of new jobs downward in 10 out of the last 11 months – an alarming pattern that provides ample evidence to suggest that the “error” might be more of an intentional ploy to mislead voters than a mere mathematical miscalculation.

Of course, the corporate media dutifully touted the initially strong jobs numbers as proof that “Bidenomics” is working, but subsequently ignored the revised numbers which completely undermine their analysis.

But even the corrected jobs numbers are misleading about the actual strength of the job market.

In December, BLS data shows that the government sector created 52,000 jobs, which, according to Fox Business, “brings the three-month average of jobs created by the government sector to 50,000 per month.” Moreover, the healthcare and social assistance sector, which is highly dependent on federal funds, created approximately 59,000 jobs last month, suggesting that many new jobs were funded directly by the government —a far cry from what Biden repeatedly insists is a “roaring” economy.

Put another way, even as inflation remains stubbornly high, the Biden administration is using your tax dollars to “create” thousands of jobs, again artificially inflating the overall jobs numbers.

Unfortunately, jobs numbers are far from the only economic category the Biden administration has been blatantly dishonest about.

For instance, though Biden and many economists have long resorted to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the most reliable indicator of inflation, there is ample reason to believe CPI is not a truly representative marker of inflationary forces.

As economists have long noted, the CPI itself is not a measure of inflation, but rather a measure of consumer spending behaviors, which in and of themselves largely fail to accurately measure inflation rates. In fact, the CPI fails to meet the government’s own definition of inflation as defined by BLS, which is “a process of continuously rising prices or equivalently, of a continuously falling value of money.” The CPI, however, does not account for the declining value of money—calling into question its value as a figure relevant to inflation.

Furthermore, though Biden is technically correct that inflation rates have fallen over the last year, the U.S. economy has not experienced any deflation—meaning that prices are still far greater than they were before Biden took office, and will likely only continue to rise.

Yet another one of Biden’s favorite mistruths regarding the state of the economy has been what he calls his administration’s record job creation—claiming he is responsible for the creation of more than 14 million American jobs. He fails to note, however, that in the spring of 2020, the economy lost more than 22 million jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which have since been restored thanks to states reopening their economies.

As economic analysts Justin Haskins and Chris Talgo wrote in in a Fox News piece, “If anything, Biden’s anti-energy policies, tax increases, huge spending bills, and overregulation hindered what could have been an even more vigorous job recovery.”

Biden has also parroted countless other bald-faced lies about cutting the deficit, the state of the economy under the Trump administration, energy prices, family savings, and numerous other economic topics.

The rationale for the Biden administration’s mountain of falsehoods, lies, and exaggerations is resoundingly clear: Joe Biden and his far-left cronies know that he will not win reelection this November if voters know how poor the state of the economy truly is. Biden continues to poll drastically behind Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and other GOP candidates in both national and swing state head-to-head matchups.

Is it any wonder, then, why he has ordered his government to cook the books and lie about anything and everything he can to save face?

But the American people don’t seem to be falling for it. A poll from Quinnipiac University last fall found that 71 percent of Americans believe the economy is either “not so good or poor” despite Biden’s best efforts to dupe them.

Nonetheless, as this fall’s presidential election approaches, Biden and the government agencies he controls will likely continue to attempt to mislead voters in the absence of any real plan for resurrecting the economy.

Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.

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Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
3 months ago

Joe Biden is the proverbial used car salesman on a lemon lot using catchy adjectives on windshield signs to sell unsuspecting buyers nothing but junk. The only ones areeing with him are his fellow huckster salesman in the media trying to push the same defective product on America.

DenvilleSr
DenvilleSr
3 months ago

When you have government that calls inconvenient facts misinformation or disinformation, something well chronicled in the Twitter file release, then the next obvious step is creating facts out of whole cloth. Anyone who has been sober and awake for the last three years can look at their grocery expenditures and credit card interest rates and see the reality of inflation. Biden on the Beach and his liberal controllers can spin whatever fantasy they wish, but the facts we live with are real to all of us.

Nick
Nick
3 months ago

Democrats lie about everything! If their lips are moving they are lying. If they can’t cheat and lie they can’t win! If Trump had experienced a breakdown and command and control like Biden and Austin he would be impeached in Austin would be fired. So we know trust democrats for economic data and we can’t trust them for Health Data and for National Defense. Wake up people we have World War III knocking on the door. The Democrats are like chimpanzees with power tools. All they do is make a lot of noise and they get nothing done. Except for the demolition of our country

sJL
sJL
3 months ago

This administration is enough to gag a maggot

Vince
Vince
3 months ago

Granted most politicians lie when they speak but , Biden has perfected the art of the lie.. I don’t believe he can speak without it being a lie. And of course those who work for him have to as well.

FJB
FJB
3 months ago

Biden lying? How is this news? It is SOP for libtards.

Moonpup
Moonpup
3 months ago

Figures don’t lie…but liars figure (or misquote figures).

mikem
mikem
3 months ago

these people are scandalous and the scum of the world.

Robin W Boyd
Robin W Boyd
3 months ago

Can we believe anything that comes out of the current Progressive regime in government? It’s not like we don’t know that a lot of American citizens are still not working. It’s not like we can’t see for ourselves how bad the economy is.

Greg
Greg
3 months ago

As an employer, you just have to look at your own writing. 22 mm off due to Covid and 14mm returrns do not constitute new jobs. There is too much money being handed out keeping people frrom working. Dems creating a very dependant state. They don’t even hide that if you vote Rep you will loose your freebees. I have a difficult time keeping people working because its easier to stay home. What really should be shown is the work force participation rate. Statistics are too easily manipulated. I watch the free food give-a -ways and most of the vehicle in line are rather new. Maybe they should get back to work.

Thinking
Thinking
3 months ago

Sloppy Joe is selling Bidenomics as Hoover did with a chicken in every pot and car in every garage. And what happened? 10 years of depression. Did we think ole sloppy would tell the truth about the economy? Anymore than all the other lies? Afghanistan withdrawal was a great success. The border is secure. Men can get pregnant. The environment is being destroyed by you people. Couldn’t be by all the equipment that has been invented over the years. No you people are polluting the atmosphere by breathing. The COVID virus was an experiment to see how well they could control people. The WEF is meeting in Davos this week with delegates from 100+ countries to discuss this new X virus. Blinken is in attendance. That is so deadly, but the vaccine is ready to combat it. President of Pfizer is also in attendance. Rumor has it this virus was created on orders of the WHO. Why are they working on this and enhancing it with gain of function testing to make it so deadly that one dies in 6 days. They have tested this on mice. Mice that have been injected with human RNA. And they keep on testing it to make it more deadly. Why? Holocaust by virus? We are being lied to every day since ole Joe was installed. Did we expect anything else under the third term of O?

Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
3 months ago

Threat to Democracy? … take the test. Which party has blocked the American voter from choosing their primary DEM candidate for president ??? C’mon man!!!!… you can’t be that stupid!

Larry
Larry
3 months ago

casting more serious doubt on the trustworthiness of the administration when it comes to any economic figures
You mean their trustworthiness on anything.
Q. How does someone in the Brandon administration sleep ?
A. They lie on one side and then lie on the other.

NIcholas Elder
NIcholas Elder
3 months ago

Biden is a pathological liar, so now his entire admin has joined in his dishonesty! I hope our country can survive his last year in office. He will go down as the worst president in US history!

michaelR
michaelR
3 months ago

The entire Biden administration has been based off of, “Cooking the Books” !!! The lame stream fake news media has gone right along with it as well.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 months ago

Bad advice or Mind B Gone Joe
Losing all this year

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

In my mind the crime of note, is that with virtually a total failure of The Fourth Estate in America save for a few outstanding investigative and fact-based news sources, the majority of citizens do not find and understand the fraud perpetrated “now ” to the max on the public by “Government”. Is there any reprieve or recourse?

dalepac
dalepac
3 months ago

Why do so many people buy into this deluded puppeteering garbage.

Barrett T Smith
Barrett T Smith
3 months ago

He can cook the books, but those of us who cook (and buy) the groceries know different.

Vietvet6769
Vietvet6769
3 months ago

Who is Biden fooling? We are living in his fall out!

J W
J W
3 months ago

I have faith and believe Americans have realized the dangerous mistakes that are being perpetrated upon society. A desire towards a course correction must be accepted and acted upon by all. Don’t accept the hand outs without understanding consequences are generational. Let’s make it happen.

Melinda
Melinda
3 months ago

Any sentient person should recognize the difference between what we hear and what we see happening around us.

Charles
Charles
3 months ago

Inflation is driving business under. Material, Labor, and labor costs continue to rise to unaffordable levels. On thing that is never figured in CPI is Insurance costs which continue to rise dramatically because of material costs, vehicle cost, labor, and frivolous claims the courts are allowing ending in ridiculous paydays and of course the cost of legal fees.

Bacon Nivison
Bacon Nivison
3 months ago

Biden lying? What a surprise!

Jeri
Jeri
3 months ago

Was someone somewhere expecting something other than lies? Feel sorry for you if you are.

Ronald
Ronald
3 months ago

Someone needs to wash this lying crook’s mouth out with soap!! Then check his britch’s, depends huh??

zoe frost
zoe frost
3 months ago

Surprised? Then you are one of the lefty traitor’s propaganda-believing useful idiots. The corrupt, anti-Republic, Commie/Globalist owned Joebama coven of comrade traitors lies every time they speak…all so they can keep enacting krap designed to destroy our economy, sovereignty, safety, cluster f foreign policies, especially giving terrorist countries and factions $billions and blllions, normal culture they prefer depraved, and very freedoms and opportunities from the Constitution the traitors give their middle fingers to. Every month their bogus jobs figures had to be revised down…didn’t hear those revised figures from our TASS/Pravda-esque corrupt propaganda spewing MSM, did we?
How can you tell a person’s on food stamps and other hefty subsidies? They’re the ones who are saying the economy is fine, and our corrupt fraud puppet pResident is doing a good job! Either that, or they’re just the walking stupid, too dumb to discern fiction propaganda from fact.

Ken
Ken
3 months ago

Biden- the quicker f**ker upper.

Enuf Said
Enuf Said
3 months ago

Their lips don’t have to moveto lie- If Dims are breathing- thy are LYING- it is just a natural traitbfor them.

Jeff
Jeff
3 months ago

When Biden’s lips are moving the falsehoods are spewing!
That politicians make promises the have no intention of keeping is not new, the democrats have just taken it new heights the past several decades.
Unfortunately many in the US are not as smart as Gomer Pyle USMC – “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me”. We have become a ship of fools!

anna hubert
anna hubert
3 months ago

He can shout from the roof tops he can give it to us in Braille The nasty reality can’t be altered The facts speak loud and clear We are in the canyon not the ditch

James DeBona
James DeBona
3 months ago

As usual, the Democrats constructive plan for winning the election: DESTROY TRUMP!
Kinda reminds me of Nero fiddling whilst Rome burns!

David Millikan
David Millikan
3 months ago

Dictator Beijing biden and FAKE news keep lying about INFLATION going down when WE ALL KNOW that’s NOT REALITY. Yet, they keep the FANTASY WORLD narrative just like how they lied about the actual number of job increases for 2023, China Virus and so forth. But let’s first start with how Dictator Beijing biden killed our ENERGY INDEPENDENCE and then SURRENDERS to TERRORIST, gives Iran $Billions for Terrorist Activities, then his ILLEGAL ALIEN TERRORIST INVASION while DESTROYING OUR ECONOMY with HIGH INFLATION (Nobody can Afford food, buying a house or vehicle, etc.), CONSTANTLY ATTACKING OUR U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, CONSTANTLY RAISING TAXES, SPREADING HATE by BRAINWASHING Society and our children while dumbing them down more, OVER 300 Executive Orders which most are illegal and unconstitutional, Increased Crime, One-sided law with Corrupt Judges playing politics, and SELLING OUT the UNITED STATES to Communist China are just some of what Dictator Beijing biden calls successes.
Let’s not forget that Dictator Beijing biden has spent over 43% of his time on vacation each year since in office instead of doing his actual job.
These are ALL unAmerican actions violating Oath of Office and pure FASCISM to INTENTIONALLY DESTROY the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
The actions mentioned are anything but success but are complete FAILURES.

marty
marty
3 months ago

During the Wu-Flu scare, Blue states shut down a lot of businesses creating a ton of un-employment. After O’Biden took over all he had to do was take off the mandates, and leave the economy alone it should take-off pretty much on it’s own ! But not with Bidumb-nomics at work, Mayor Pete took 4 months to breast feed his kids, meanwhile baby formula plants shut-down causing a panic for young families. Ports were shut down, trucking had new mandates further crippling transportation,this was on” butt-plug” alone ! Every department had their screw-ups, Dems cheated to get the reins of power, but couldn’t handle it. All these O’Bama retreads talked a good game, but didn’t perform ! A lot of Dementia Joe’s “millions” of JOBs were gov’t jobs. Raising the minimum wage also cut into hiring for re-starting a business. Shutting down our Oil drilling and refining industries, draining the SPR (that TRUMP had filled with $18 /barrel oil) and buying oil from Venezuela and Iran, and now they’re closing the Suez canal. I could go on…..But, TRUMP is on his way !! Problem solved . .

Kim
Kim
3 months ago

I wonder how many voters would cast their vote for biden if they knew he’s been spending almost half a trillion of our dollars per year on illegal immigrants!! Biden is a monumental failure of a president. And a crook.

RCK48
RCK48
3 months ago

Unemployment was at 3% under Trump. It had not been that low since 1953 as per Dept. of Labor. When COVID hit, unemployment jumped to 15%. And that is all the Libs focus on. When those people started going back to work under Lieing Biden he took credit for “creating new jobs”.

letucke
letucke
3 months ago

No US president has lied, misrepresented, cooked the books, pushed falsehoods, lies, and exaggerations more than Biden and his minions. How stupid does he think we are? Don’t answer that!


Jackie
Jackie
3 months ago

Joe Biden has been lying since he learned to speak!! He and most politicians don’t know how to tell the truth!!! I have never believed the employment numbers that the federal government puts forth!! There are too many factors that they don’t take into consideration!!! And, for Biden or anyone else to stand up and say that they are responsible for or are taking credit for “creating” millions of new jobs is one of his biggest lies that most of us know about!! We all know that the government’s mandates during the beginning of the pandemic (and there were more mandates after Joe took office than before) was responsible for millions of people being laid off and those people simply went back to their previous job – Joe created nothing, as usual!!!

Garyk
Garyk
3 months ago

Not surprised at all that joebama and the marxist democrat party cheat,lie and steal from Citizens.
Never has there been such a group of in your face unconstitutional, corrupt, hateful and immoral acts by a group of politicians in our history.
These LOSERS don’t care about legal Citizens, Faith,Family or Freedom.
THROW THEM OUT before they finish their destruction of OUR COUNTRY!!
We MUST overwhelmingly crush these traitors so they can never again betray the Citizens they work for.
Wake up America- the wolf is at your door dressed as the marxist democrat party!

Steven Coughlin
Steven Coughlin
3 months ago

What? Biden and his ilk lie to us? How shocking! What they also won’t tell you is that the Labor Participation Rate is at around 60 percent, its lowest in 50 years.

Fredrick
Fredrick
3 months ago

If the dem-o-rats can’t cheat and lie, they aren’t happy.

JERRY D.
JERRY D.
3 months ago

This flunky needs to be impeached before November, so he can’t be on the ballot,.lets make this happen before it’s too late….

Harry Roberts
Harry Roberts
3 months ago

Biden LIED?! Imagine that! Just who in America could be surprised by that at this point? Can’t wait until Trump is back in the White House and this nightmare ends!

Wayne
Wayne
3 months ago

You can’t trust a demokrat

james carlyle
james carlyle
3 months ago

This character has been lying all his adult life. He actually thinks, by all appearances, that reasonable people believe him when they do not. He is the strangest politician I have watched since WWII-he illustrates the current situation where our best and brightest avoid politics, and the military, for more rewarding, satisfying careers, and we end up with the dregs handling the government with the resulting chaos and lack of balance and achievement.

Old Silk
Old Silk
3 months ago

And here I was wondering how many, if any, of those jobs actually went to Americans, when they weren’t even real in the first place. Sheesh.

Jackie
Jackie
3 months ago

Joe can cook the books as much as he wants and he can try his best to convince the American people how great things are!! But the fact is that Americans see their bank accounts vs their bills and which one wins out at the end of each and every month isn’t the ever increasing bank account!! The question of “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?” is the proper question to ask! I can answer the question for myself and Joe has no clue how I am because he has no clue who I am nor does he care!!! Too many bad things have happened to us because of Biden policies and I am not one to forget who is responsible for the condition I find myself in!!!

Granny26
Granny26
3 months ago

We all know it had to be ‘his people’ that ‘cooked the books because he is such an idiot he couldn’t cook anything. I still don’t believe he actually won the last election as we all know how good the ‘demon-rats’ are when it comes to fraud.

Pete
Pete
3 months ago

If the democrats and their puppets in the media couldn’t lie it would be a much quieter world.

ahem tonto
ahem tonto
3 months ago

The global financial elite are using their money power to corrupt every major nation into Marxist Socialism. The U.S. voters let themselves be taken in by the socialist whims of Obama/Biden. Four eight years! The electorate in the U.S. had better wise up quickly or our great nation will cease to be. Biden is the most far left on any president. He has made a mockery of our justice system.

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