It was almost too close to call: the amount of time between the breaking news that the nation's unemployment rate plummeted to 9 percent and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's e-mail blast trumpeting the lowest jobless report since April 2009.
You can't really blame the Garden Grove-based Democrat: She's obviously as tired of being tagged a member of the Party of No Economic Future as the rest of 'em.
However, it must be noted that despite the unemployment rate falling, U.S. job creation nearly came to a halt in January. As the Washington Post reports, the latest report “gives a muddled picture of the state of the labor market.”
Of course, Sanchez
and her ilk will catch any bone thrown their direction at this point.
job numbers are positive news for Orange County families, and are proof
that efforts to rebuild our economy are catching steam,” reads her e-mail. “Over the last
two months, the unemployment rate has slowly but steadily declined,
reaching its lowest level in nearly two years. This is good news for
those who are looking for unemployment, and for the more than 36,000
Americans who returned to work in January. These men and women will
help to power America's expanding economy and steer us into a brighter
and better future.”
People are out there looking for unemployment? Um . . . okay. Do go on:
more work needs to be done. Millions of unemployed Americans continue
to be burdened with escalating financial troubles and mounting
frustrations. It's more important than ever that we commit to passing
legislation that creates jobs, supports small businesses, and rebuilds
the American middle class, and I am committed to working with my
colleagues on Congress to get this done. Powering our recovery and
creating jobs in Orange County continues to be my top priority.”
You go, girl!
Meanwhile, I'll go through my deleted e-mails folder to see if Sanchez also sent out blasts right after poor jobless reports came out.