It’s August, the November Congressional elections are coming up, the Dems are worried, and unemployment is “unexpectedly” high.
Time to roll out the meme!
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the guy who was stumped by TurboTax, is paving the meme you’ll be hearing from pundits, journalists (and journolisters, too?), and Dem apologists:
“When they see a little hope that there may be jobs out there, they start to come back in again. And that can cause the measured unemployment rate to go up — temporarily,” Geithner told “Good Morning America’s” George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview. “But what we expect to see, and I think most forecasters expect this…is an economy that’s gradually healing, gradually strengthening, businesses starting to add people back.”
And just so you can start looking at things with Tim’s rose-colored glasses, he’s got an op-ed in today’s NYTimes titled, “Welcome to the Recovery“.
Unemployment is a sign of recovery, eh? Of course it is! After all, Nancy would have you believe that unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program. Unless it’s unexpectedly rising job losses, perhaps?
James Pethokoukis has the fictional emails…