President Trump in his 2019 State of the Union address pointed to a near record low unemployment and robust hiring in sectors that were long depressed, such as manufacturing, are now part of his economic track record.
“African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low” he said.
But for Democrats, like Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), that’s not a good news. In a recent campaign rally, she tried to “explain” that lower unemployment numbers mean “folks are working 2-3 jobs to pay their bills.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) wrongly thinks that the unemployment rate is low because people work multiple jobs.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 9, 2019
Seems like Sen. Harris just borrowed a line from her fellow Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who last July said that: “We look at this figures and we say ‘oh unemployment is low’, ‘unemployment is fine’…but Unemployement is low because everyone has two jobs…Unemployment is low because people are working 60-70-80 hours per week and can barely feed their kids.”
Socialist Ocasio-Cortez confronted with booming economy & low unemployment numbers.
She says "Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs” and "Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.” pic.twitter.com/dxIqwqZn89
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 16, 2018