It’s becoming a monthly tradition for me to monitor the internet the first Friday of every month for when the newest jobs report is released, then head on over to Speaker of the House John Boehner’s Twitter account to see how long it will take him to tweet something negative about job growth – despite the fact that we’ve created almost 11 million jobs in the last 5 1/2 years and our unemployment has fallen below 6 percent.
Well, this month was no different. Coming off the announcement that we added 321k jobs in November (the most of any month this year), and 2014 is now officially the best year for jobs since 1999, I decided to have a little fun. I headed over to my Twitter account and tweeted my prediction that within an hour of this announcement John Boehner would tweet out something trying to put a negative spin on the news that we’re having the best year for jobs in 15 years.
Here’s my tweet:
Though it seems I might have been far too generous with my prediction of “within an hour.” You see, I should have predicted something a little sooner – like less than five minutes. Because it took exactly three minutes after I posted this for John Boehner to send out a tweet pathetically trying to bash this recent jobs report:
It only took three minutes after I posted my tweet (which I sent out as soon as the newest jobs report scrolled across my computer screen) for Boehner to try to ridiculously fear-monger about job creation. And these monthly tweets from Boehner always crack me up because he never mentions how many jobs were created – unless the numbers fall below estimates. And I sure as heck knew he wasn’t going to mention that we just created 321k jobs in November, marking the best year for job creation since the last Democrat lived in the White House.
Let me word that another way: In 2014, under President Obama, we’ve seen job growth unlike anything we saw during any of George W. Bush’s eight years in office.
Not to mention, considering that a “healthy” unemployment rate sits somewhere between 4-5 percent, there will always be millions of people looking for work. And if he wants to whine about some of these jobs not paying enough, well, that’s not Obama’s fault. Stocks are skyrocketing and many corporations are raking in record profits – while taxes still remain at historic lows. If he’s trying to claim that wages are stagnate, then he’s admitting that trickle-down economics is a scam.
But instead of Boehner taking the highroad by informing his followers that 2014 will go down as the best year for job creation in 15 years, he decided to do what Republicans almost always do – fear-monger and misinform the public.