Democrats Say New Jobs Are Hurting Workers

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The June jobs report looks pretty good. 213,000 new jobs added last month. Some 85,000 of those jobs were in the manufacturing sector. The total number of employed has surpassed 155 million. That’s a record.

And unemployment went up two tenths of a percent. That may not sound like a good thing… but that rise can actually mean that people who had given up on finding a job are actively looking again. In the job market, it looks like Trump is actually delivering the change and hope that Obama promised.

Of course, the democrats have a negative spin.

Adding 213,000 jobs in the last month is bad according to Nancy Pelosi. She says: “The June #JobsReport shows what is at stake from the brewing storm of rising health costs, spiraling trade uncertainty & an economy being hollowed out to enrich big corporations & the wealthiest 1 percent. Americans deserve better than the GOP’s raw deal.”

I guess democrats would rather their constituents be out of work. It makes it easier to buy their votes.

DNC Chair, Tom Lopez, also took a shot at the jobs report, saying ““With slow wage growth, rising health care premiums, and skyrocketing gas prices across the country, Donald Trump’s reckless policies are hurting millions of hardworking families.”

Now I certainly don’t agree with everything Trump is doing. Tariffs can go badly wrong if history is any indicator.

But 213,000 families have someone working who wasn’t before… and at least a third of those jobs are being filled by the middle class.

Oh… and whose fault is that healthcare prices are on the rise? I seem to remember back before Obamacare, premiums for health insurance were half of what they are today. Half!

That’s the legacy of the democrats. Fewer jobs and more expensive health insurance.

If you’ve been out of the job market because it just seemed hopeless, it might be worth dipping a toe back in… and you can read the democrats whining in full, right here.