Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bunning lies about unemployment rate

For all the Democrats' travails, the Republicans always manage to stay at least several steps further from reality.

And if that includes lying outright, then I guess that includes, well, lying outright.

After President Obama's State of the Union address last night, right-wing Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Kentucky) issued this statement: "When the President took office, Kentucky's unemployment rate was at 7.6 percent, and it is now at 10.7 percent."

In the immortal words of Depeche Mode: wrong!

When was the last time the state's jobless rate was as low as 7.6%? I think we were all bopping around in polyester pants under a big silver disco ball the last time it was that low.

In fact, Kentucky's unemployment rate has improved during Obama's first year in office - for the first time in ages.

But nobody calls out Jim Bunning on his lies, because he's Jim Bunning, after all.

Maybe I should bring up how Bunning abuses his foundation's nonprofit status to pay himself a huge salary.

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