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White House propagandists hit the talk show circuit Sunday to claim success in reversing the longest recession since the Great Recession but the glowing claims downplayed the economic reality of a slow recovery that will do little to help the millions of Americans who remain unemployed and have little hope of finding jobs in the near or distant future.
The Obama administration claims of adding 162,000 new jobs in March downplays the fact that most of those jobs are temporary census workers who will soon be out of work again when the national count is complete.
Most of the 8.4 million jobs that vanished during the recession are gone forever and unemployment remains at 9.7 percent, even with the jobs temporarily created by the census.
So Obama’s mouthpieces spent Sunday falling back on their tired, old theme of blaming everything on previous President George W. Bush.
Summers, along with Christina Romer, head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, continued to claim success with Obama’s incentive programs that have spent a lot of money but produced few jobs.
Instead, the promoted more expensive reforms with the promises that, this time, they will work.