Obama ‘Ministry of Truth’ releases new jobs numbers
“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
― George Orwell, 1984
Remember that quote from 1984? It’s been over 10 years since I last read 1984, but maybe it is time to pick it up again. Then again, with the federal government claiming we’ve reached new lows for unemployment (announced at 7.5% today), maybe the book would ring too eerily familiar.
Regardless, it occurs to me that we must follow that quote and cling to the truth. I implore you to. You and I and our neighbors who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or struggling because of the increasing costs of living know what that truth is. We must build relationships with people who see even a bit of this truth. Their eyes will be opened if we do this right and they will see that this Obama economy is killing us. They will see that we have bright spots, in states like Indiana, but they are only bright because of our renewed vigor in living out Reagan’s three-legged stool of conservatism, which fosters creation of jobs and a better quality of life in God-given liberty.
If we foster these relationships the right way, these new friends will more keenly see the audacity in claims like this new claim about the economy, which, by the way, was hyped by The Hill as such: “The jobless rate is at the lowest level since President Obama took office in January 2009, when the rate was 7.9 percent.” Sure it is…
But we know why: people are giving up. Many have stopped looking for work. More people are dependent on welfare. The federal government, led by President Obama, Democrats, and liberal Republicans, have overstated the federal government’s relevance to challenges we face, made up crises on occasion, swooped in with more government, and exacerbated the problem.
All the while, the “ministries of truth” that they create through bureaucracy and an incestuous media, tell us we’re happier and better than ever.
Cling to the truth. But, especially in this off-year with no elections, make new friends who will cling with you until we can vote for truth on the next election day.
UPDATE: Confirming our suspicions about the latest unemployment numbers, Inside Indiana Business reports the following:
A Ball State University economist says “the deeper you dig the worse the news is” with regard to the latest national employment report. Center for Business and Economic Research Director Michael Hicks says the April figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show part-time jobs are replacing full-time positions.