Pelosi Claims House Dems Are Focused on Jobs But Unemployment Has Doubled Under Her Watch
Worst. Speaker. Ever.
The US umemployment rate has more than doubled since democrats took over the House in 2007. When Nancy Pelosi became Speaker the unemployment rate was 4.6%. Since then it has spiked to 10.0%.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that the issue of job creation has “permeated” the efforts of congressional Democrats over the past year. Pelosi’s statement stands in stark contrast to a bleak jobs year that saw unemployment rise to over 10 percent.
“The jobs issue has permeated everything, [every] major initiative that we have,” Pelosi said at her weekly press briefing Thursday. The speaker outlined the various proposals that she said had pulled the economy “back from the brink” over the past year.
“With the recovery package, we not only created jobs – about 2 million saved or created with more being rolled out – but pulled us back from the brink of even deeper recession. In his [President Obama’s] budget, which we passed one hundred days after his swearing-in, he had a blueprint for how we go into the future, create jobs, stabilize the economy [and] do so as we reduce the deficit – [it’s] very central to everything we do – reduce the deficit.
She forgot to blame Bush.