Obama said “the truest measure of progress is whether or not we’re creating jobs.” What does he have to say to the 9.9% of Americans who are officially unemployed, or the 17.1% who have either given up, or are underemployed? I don’t think they are feeling very encouraged. This new normal really stinks. The scary part is, I think he likes it this way – more Americans dependent on the government.
I think this is what Allen meant by lies, damn lies, and statistics.