Obama's Iowa speech lie
About a year and a half ago I reached my limit of being able to listen to or watch Barack Obama deliver a speech. I choose instead to read the transcripts. The ever-present obfuscations and lies, the constant demeaning of any opposing voices (per Saul Alinsky) as well as an inbred inability to accept any responsibility while delivering virtually all his speeches and press conferences in a narcissistic and haughty demeanor caused my patience quotient to be breeched.
Unfortunately I cannot always avoid hearing clips from his pronouncements on the radio or television. Such was the case today. In a town hall meeting in Iowa last night Mr. Obama, while bemoaning how unkind the fates have been to him after doing so much to resuscitate the economy, claimed that over 2 million private sector jobs had been created since he assumed office but that the Arab Spring, a tsunami in Japan, the Republicans etc etc had all conspired to reverse all his hard work to save the America.
Beyond the laughable and pathetic aspect of listening to a President of the United States whining about his fate in life, he deliberately told another outright lie. The private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009, when he was inaugurated.
In January 2009 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its Employment Situation News Release showed that total employment in the United States was at 142.1million. Of that number, 22.4 million were employed by governments at all levels. Thus 119.7 million were in the private sector and overall unemployment rate was 7.6%.
Fast forward to June of 2011; the Employment Situation News Release for that month revealed that total employment was at 139.3 million (a drop of 2.8 million from January 2009). Within the total employment number were 22.1 million government workers at the federal, state and local levels. In summary there were thus 117.2 million employed in the private sector, a decline of 2.5 million. The overall unemployment rate: 9.2%.
The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector were eliminated since Obama assumed office.
It is painfully obvious, even to those without access to the BLS reports, that average Americans instinctively know by their own experiences that there has been no job creation in the private sector since Obama became President; yet he so casually and easily can throw out a lie to further his ambitions.
Some months ago I wrote an article discussing whether Obama was a "sociopath" or a "compulsive liar"; with each day that passes, his desperation to be re-elected confirms that he is a man without any principles or core set of beliefs and is in fact a sociopath. That is why the American people have ceased listening to him and his is a failed presidency far worse than that of Jimmy Carter.