House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a golden girl for the Republican Party. Nearly every time she talks, the Republican Party can bank on her saying something which will backfire big time.
Here’s her latest blunder, which might be big enough to cost her party some votes in the November congressional elections.
“Strong employment numbers mean little,” Pelosi said in a statement on Friday, after a historic jobs report came out from the Trump administration.
@NancyPelosi what means anything in your world ?
— Patty Basham (@PattyPmb37) June 2, 2018
The report said:
- 223,000 jobs were created in the month of May
- Unemployment among women is at 3.6 percent, the lowest since 1953
- Black and Hispanic unemployment are also at historic lows
- And, Black unemployment is now lower than at any point under the Obama presidency
- General unemployment hit an 18-year low at 3.8 percent
- Finally, more than 1 million jobs have been created since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law
As Fox News Insider reports, Pelosi is unimpressed.
Pelosi had a chance to marvel at more people being employed and the historical figures, but she went with this hot take instead:
“May’s jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch,” Pelosi’s statement read.
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— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 1, 2018
There’s no way to spin this! President Trump is doing a phenomenal job and the Dems have NO MESSAGE! 🇺🇸👏#MAGA👍🇺🇸👏
— Texas girl (@Texasgalz) June 2, 2018
The California Democrat also claimed, “Republicans’ cruel, cynical healthcare sabotage campaign is already spiking families’ premiums by double digits and pushing millions off their coverage, according to the nonpartisan CBO.”
And, “Big Pharma continues to hoard the benefits of the GOP tax scam, using their handouts to further enrich executives and shareholders instead of lowering prescription drug costs for seniors and sick kids. At the same time, the President’s reckless policies are exploding gas prices, wiping out the few meager gains that some families should have received from the GOP tax scam, as wages remain stagnant.”
“From day one, the White House and Republicans in Congress have sold out working and middle-class families to further enrich the wealthy and big corporations shipping jobs overseas,” Pelosi added. “Thanks to the massive windfall of the GOP tax scam, Wall Street, and wealthy corporations are on track to spend $1 trillion on dividends and stock buybacks while simultaneously announcing tens of thousands of layoffs and shipping jobs overseas and refusing to raise workers’ wages.”
“Democrats know that the American people deserve A Better Deal, with Better Jobs, Better Wages, and a Better Future,” Pelosi concluded her statement. “We are committed to creating millions of new good-paying jobs and raising wages, lowering the soaring cost of living for families and giving every American the tools to succeed in the 21st Century economy. Democrats will never stop fighting for the hard-working middle-class families who are the backbone of our nation.”
As the Hill reports, the new jobs numbers (and Pelosi’s subsequent comment) will go far to score momentum ahead of the upcoming elections:
A strong jobs report on Friday bolstered the GOP’s argument that the economy is humming under President Trump, raising Republican optimism for the midterms.
It extends the good economic news for Trump and the GOP, which has seen a series of favorable jobs reports this year.
Economists such as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell think the rate could drop as low as 3.5 percent. That would be lowest unemployment rate in more than 45 years.
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) June 2, 2018