RNC Wildly Inaccurate and Dishonest on Job Numbers
Republican National Committee Reince Priebus claimed repeatedly in an interview during NBC’s Today show on April 5th, 2011 that because of President Obama’s mishandling of the economy, the US has shed 26 million jobs. This statement is both wildly inaccurate and misleading. It is inaccurate in that there are currently 2.8 million less Americans employed as of April 2011 than when Obama was sworn in in January 2009. It is misleading because the majority of the job loss over the past four years occurred during the Bush presidency or the first months of the Obama presidency before his economic policy went into effect.