Nancy Pelosi is living in a dream world. During her prepared remarks yesterday, the Minority Leader regurgitated once again the many ‘accomplishments’ of the 111th Congress. Namely that thanks to the Democrat Stimulus Bill (you remember, the one that promised to keep unemployment below 8%) the unemployment rate may have reached 16%. Well, sorry Nancy, but the U6 unemployment rate is over 17%! Not to mention the narrower, and more easily fudge-able U3 rate exceeded 10% and is still at 9.4%, if not actually higher. The percentage of Americans actually working, which is the best indicator of the employment situation, is at 58.3% and has been below 59% for about the past 18 months.

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Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) thinks the stimulus bill prevented an unemployment rate of 16%.

Pelosi, and many other Democrats, have been defending their failed policies which resulted in the largest change in the Congress in 60 years. During the health care repeal debate, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) made the outrageous charge that the Republican complaints about the reform act were all a pack of lies. He compared it to Nazis propaganda, citing a quote from Josef Goebbels about how repeating lies often enough will make them truths. Much the same as Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) railing about how the GOP is killing people by repealing the Obama-Care debacle.

Nancy Pelosi has taken this to heart as she has been quite busy the past few weeks using every occasion to defend her failures as Speaker of the House. The rhetoric from Democrats has always been negative and nasty. Since suffering their massive defeat this past November, they have doubled-down on the on the insults and mean spiritedness. But when she makes statements like this, or about how 500 Million Americans lose their jobs every week that there is no government stimulus, Pelsoi shows her true conscious state.

As usual, the truth is in the pudding. The stimulus bill did not prevent the U3 unemployment rate from exceeding 8%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics scoring keeps changing their criteria to fudge the numbers they do give. Back when the U6, a broader measure of unemployment, was between 16-17%, a household survey by Gallup showed it to be over 20%. The Democrat/Obama stimulus bill did absolutely nothing for improving the economy. Nor had any other initiative undertaken by the 111th Congress.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is no longer the Speaker of the House because of her failures. She and the rest of the Far-Left wing of the Democrat Party did very little, even though they had full control of the House, Senate and White House. Even their so-called ‘successes’ became long, drawn-out affairs that misdirected the nation and prevented more crucial tasks to be performed, such as putting together a budget for the current fiscal year. Pelosi’s claim that she and her 111th Congress prevented an unemployment rate of 16% from occurring is just plain lunacy. She is an embarrassment to the entire nation, minus San Francisco and the Bay Area, whom appear to be as void of reality as she is.

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