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PATHETIC New York Instances Covers for Biden: Dangerous Jobs Numbers a ‘Actual Fluke’

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Joe Biden was all geared as much as exit final week and boast in regards to the a million jobs the financial system had added in April. However then the precise numbers got here out, and . . . psych! Solely 266,000 new jobs, 73 p.c fewer than Biden was planning to brag about!

However to not fear, Joe: The New York Instances has acquired your again!

Showing on at the moment’s Morning Joe, Elisabeth Bumiller, the paper’s Washington bureau chief, claimed, in a unusually stumbling assertion, that:

“There’s a sense that there was lots of, there was a, the numbers have been very, have been, have been an actual fluke. They might be adjusted subsequent month and it might be a really totally different story.”

 

 

Yeah, that is it: wait till subsequent month! 

It is common, actually, for jobs studies to be revised. However Bumiller’s reflexive suggestion that they have been prone to be revised up was telling. Suppose she would have made the identical suggestion if a Republican president had suffered such a disappointing jobs report?

The present additionally featured a clip of Biden from his remarks final Friday, which have been initially supposed to be a brag-a-thon however changed into an train in excuse-making. Amongst different issues, Biden stated:

It is easy to say, the road has been due to the beneficiant employment advantages, that it is a significant factor in labor shortages. We will make it clear that anybody who’s amassing unemployment who is obtainable an appropriate job should take the job or lose their unemployment advantages.”

Willie Geist Elisabeth Bumiller MSNBC Morning Joe 5-11-21Yeah, it is “straightforward to say,” Joe, as a result of it is so clearly true. Many individuals aren’t selecting to work since they’ll make extra staying house and amassing unemployment! 

And that are you taking up our over-under of 17 for the variety of individuals the Biden administration will kick off unemployment for refusing to take an appropriate job supply?

Be aware additionally that Joe Scarborough, regardless of having opened the section by reporting what he was listening to about individuals selecting not work as a result of they might make extra on unemployment, rode to Bumiller’s protection on her declare that the reason of the dangerous jobs quantity was “extra sophisticated.”  Echoed Joe: “much more sophisticated.”

Kudos to Willie Geist for prefacing his query to Bumiller by stating the apparent fact: “many individuals will not be accepting a job —on this second at the least —that can pay them lower than they’re presently getting from the federal authorities.”  

Right here is Bumiller’s rationalizing response: 

Proper. There’s additionally simply, I feel, Biden made the purpose that this isn’t nearly those who get enhanced unemployment checks that persons are getting, and the stimulus. It’s additionally concern, of simply going again into the financial system, going again into crowded eating places. The roles numbers are very attention-grabbing, although. There was an uptick within the variety of restaurant jobs. There was a lack of jobs in grocery shops. So the query is, are individuals not searching for groceries as a lot anymore? Are they going to eating places?

The New York Instances’s Elisabeth Bumiller claiming final month’s dangerous jobs quantity was a “actual fluke” was sponsored partly by Farmers Insurance, General Motors, makers of Buick, and Skechers.

Here is the transcript. Click on “develop” to learn extra. 

MSNBC
Morning Joe
5/11/21
6:20 am EDT

WILLIE GEIST: It’s a truth that there is a scarcity in labor provide. Elizabeth Bumiller, when you go searching, ask round, speak to individuals. In case you examine it, restaurant house owners say a job that may often herald 100 purposes, a pair trickle in. Some individuals have moved on to totally different careers or kind of modified their lives in the course of the pandemic. However many individuals will not be accepting a job—on this second at the least—that can pay them lower than they’re presently getting from the federal authorities.

ELISABETH BUMILLER: Proper. There’s additionally simply, I feel, Biden made the purpose that this isn’t nearly those who get enhanced unemployment checks that persons are getting, and the stimulus. It’s additionally concern, of simply going again into the financial system, going again into crowded eating places. The roles numbers are very attention-grabbing, although. There was an uptick within the variety of restaurant jobs. There was a lack of jobs in grocery shops. So the query is, are individuals not searching for groceries as a lot anymore? Are they going to eating places?

The White Home was very blindsided by these numbers. They have been throwing out their speaking factors and rewriting them in a short time final Friday. As a result of it was by no means what they anticipated. 

There’s a sense that there was lots of, there was a, the numbers have been very, have been, have been an actual fluke. They might be adjusted subsequent month and it might be a really totally different story.  However for now, in fact, the Republicans had a subject day and stated, it’s because these unemployment advantages are a lot too beneficiant and other people simply don’t need to return to work. I feel it’s extra sophisticated than that.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: It’s much more sophisticated than that, Mika. That’s what we hear anecdotally.