For all the negative press about the federal government’s assorted failings, Washington is enormously successful in one endeavor. Our government has great websites. Government sites provide information about every facet of the federal bureaucracy, good and bad. Reports, investigations, and audits are all out there for taxpayers to read.
Nancy Pelosi’s squawking has been reduced to a volume befitting her new, minority status, so President Obama and Harry Reid had to do the heavy lifting when it came time to misrepresent December’s employment numbers. Obama and Reid are more than up to the task of distorting the truth, and the president began his January 8, 2011 weekly address with three statements of very marginal veracity:
Obama Claim One: The economy added more than 100,000 jobs in December 2010.
Despite ongoing economic blight and the failure to reduce record unemployment, health care reform remains the most contentious issue of Barack Obama’s presidency. The bill embodies everything conservatives despise about big government, and resulted in angry demands for repeal while drafts were still being committed to paper.
Sarah Palin raised the ire of critics, and even a few of her allies, after showing up at a Pennsylvania school in November, cookies in hand, to make a point about government regulation in Michelle Obama’s “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” Even conservative Mike Huckabee sided with Team Obama, suggesting that Ms.
2010 was a bad one, folks. At year’s end unemployment is barely changed. Small businesses are still struggling. We are so desperate for good economic news that favorable changes in indicators that would have gone unnoticed before the recession bring frenzied news flashes about a recovery.