President blaming past recession for weak jobs report
Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah weighs in
- Duration 4:53
- Date Sep 7, 2012
Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah weighs in
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Just from president democratic congress does suck up -- -- my favorite guests at the convention news calls and as the season.
Congress and there is this issue about these jobs numbers right -- -- the unemployment rate -- let's say it does keep going down.
But maybe for all the wrong reasons and you know these things are figured.
What law which does the president out which should Democrats that I have Canada at an idea what -- -- While -- before I came on actually did a few things on Twitter from Fox News one is a report from January.
Last year that told us something that we've known for fifty years which is that.
Baby boomers a day are retiring from the workforce.
Sell the idea that people leave in the workforce is actually not news in the -- We've known it was common -- for a long time.
Well intended but usually -- -- sixtieth and a thousand this number let me just retired -- -- wanted to principles -- -- right.
I decide tweeted it out because it's got the Fox News ban on that -- I went to take ownership of some report that says 101000 a day.
I every day and this was reported January of 2011.
And the second thing that's -- that was a Fox News before it.
About the December jobs report.
And only a passive does the worst job.
Situation in sixty years in America.
I really Johnson and I was so him down and Charlotte he's a great guy.
But and I agree with him when he says.
The only problem -- beaten up when America is that the rest of the world looks worse.
So we're making progress yes I know a lot of Republicans are popping champagne today on his bad news.
We gained jobs again for the thirtieth straight month.
But it's a lot vetted and those Fox News reports that I put out on Twitter and output amount because I want people -- know -- what I'm telling used absolute tumor of.
But I think what you know I and I -- -- -- -- -- I know when you went when you treated -- you YouTube viewers -- balancing its lead and you understood the difference is -- apples and oranges right.
And you understand that any words and I just waited that until news story filed by Rockwell I could -- tell -- there's an earthquake in -- you know but my point is.
Did that that's apart from people who who leave the workforce because they can't.
Get workers latest month 368000.
-- like that you're quite right -- look at the trend.
And and for the thirty straight month of job gains but they are paltry job gains and and and and the numbers are what the numbers -- are you worried.
That whatever hype and excitement was in the convention senator when you and I -- there.
It could dissipate very quickly to Americans a look at this and say what's all the party gives -- -- Well -- you put the politics aside we when we want to celebrate the fact that over a four point six million Americans got jobs in the last thirty months.
Every single mom we've made progress.
And when you look at that Fox News story about December.
Of all of 08 where you said that this is the worst job situation in sixty years.
No -- you know 700.
Like I told you that no one doubts we came from no one doubts the severity of what this president narrative.
I just think -- gets a little long in the tooth and little hole.
So it's just hang -- -- it after we all know what -- it would the president we all know the messier had.
We all know that apparently there was not a democratic congress that was looking at the same mess at the time that what I'd like to address the view is.
Have what is the point at which you gain ownership and responsibility.
For the mess right now.
We take ownership.
Of the fact that.
Move in this country forward the president is done on the line -- the lifting if he had a little help from the Republicans in congress so many more Americans to be aware.
You kidding me just hours and you had to run the table for two years to.
Hit it let me just tell you this right.
We've had a situation.
Where the president had to do this almost on a song and you know and I.
I'm gonna buddy list well he had a democratic got to get a democratic that he had the war the world was his -- for the first two years.
You might be very -- -- that he's -- battle a lot of those nasty Republicans and we'll be -- was but the fact of the matter is.
It's not as if he he was a victim here it.
And well that the president didn't create the baby boomers and everytime -- comment on so if you're losing 101000 a day and you got 300000 for the month.
It might tell you that these numbers work in concert -- -- not yet you believe in the workforce that's what the other thing you have happening is you have new jobs being created.
More families that all that's makes four point six million.
That off under this president's leadership you're good congressman you're good part we're gonna have more right after this apparent.