Trump continued to claim credit for things with which he had little to do when February’s jobs report came out earlier today, and Sean Spicer even defended him to a press that wanted to know why jobs reports are suddenly authentic, when they were all fake under Obama. But the hypocrisy doesn’t end there, apparently. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means committee, issued his own statement on the jobs report, and in doing so, he brought Republican hypocrisy to a whole new level.
The February 2016 jobs report, which, of course, came out under Obama, showed 242,000 new jobs. Brady said:
“While it’s good news that more Americans have joined the labor force, it’s disappointing to see so little growth in full time work and wages.”
One year later, we have a jobs report that says 238,000 new jobs were created in February. Brady said:
“This is a great report. The fact that hundreds of thousands more people found new jobs last month is a good sign that our economy is moving in the right direction.”
Isn’t 238,000 less than 242,000? Or is there some kind of new math of which we aren’t yet aware? Really, partisan games and fuzzy math are the only explanation for Brady’s saying he’s very pleased about last month’s jobs report – it’s obviously because there’s a Republican in the White House and Brady wants to kiss his ass.
It also showcases Republicans’ insistence on opposing everything that Obama ever did.
Brady should have thought this out a little better. There’s no way to spin the difference between the two statements as anything other than sheer GOP hypocrisy.
Take a look at both full statements below:
Kevin Brady on the February 2016 job report v. Kevin Brady on February 2017 job report. What could have changed? pic.twitter.com/OrtMXrXqOC
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) March 10, 2017
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