President Joe Biden claimed that “266,000 jobs were created” in April alone during a recent speech.
Of course, this is just another lie. After all, letting people go back to their original jobs before the pandemic is not creating more jobs.
“This morning, we learned that our economy created 266,000 jobs in April — hadn’t been adjusted again yet, but that’s what it says — 266. And listening to commentators today, as I was getting dressed, you might think that we should be disappointed,” he said. “But when we passed the American Rescue Plan, I want to remind everybody it was designed to help us over the course of a year, not 60 days — a year. “
“Before I got here, the economy added about 60,000 jobs a month — not half a million. In the three months since I’ve been here, the economy has added 500,000 jobs per month. And this is progress,” he continued.
“Today’s report also put some truth to some loose talk that we’ve heard about the economy lately,” Biden said while laughing. “First, that we should stop helping workers and families out for fear of overheating the economy.”
“We’re still digging out of an economic collapse. When we came in, we inherited a year of profound economic crisis and mismanagement of the virus. And what we propose is going to work. We’re going to get to 70 percent better. But look, it’s also going to take focus — and to state the obvious, we have work to do,” he added.
“Let’s keep our eye on the ball. It’s already working. Eight weeks after was passed, but parts of the bill are still getting underway. And by the way, the majority of the jobs that have come back have been in the entertainment and those industries. And so, you know, we’re going to help schools and children,” he added.
“Second, today’s report is the rebuttal. The loose talk that Americans don’t want to work a job is a lot more than a paycheck. He’d say, ‘Joey, it’s about your respect, your dignity.’ There are over 400,000 schools and daycare centers with lead pipes that the water goes through — 10 million homes,” he said.
Watch the teleprompter go as Biden reads the text: