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Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) [2018 file photo].

On Friday, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Great news this morning! Unemployment has fallen to a 49-year low. The last time numbers were this low, NASA was beginning to land people on the moon! Our economy is surging forward, and Americans continue to benefit from Republican pro-growth policies like #GOPTaxCuts
12:00 PM – 3 May 2019

Back then NASA was beginning to land people on the Moon? And what are we doing now?

Some of the responses:

Cool. Now the truth:

Our economy has been steadily improving since 2009.

The unemployment decrease is due, in large part, to a declining workforce.

Wages are stagnant. Purchasing power hasn’t changed since the 60s.

Trump tax cuts added $2T to our debt.

As usual, no mention of wages. Doesn’t matter if you have a job when it doesn’t pay the bills. Congrats on your pro-poverty agenda.

Wage stagnation is at record levels and the deficit is over 1 trillion dollars #GOPTaxCuts

Having to work 2-3 jobs in order to survive is Not a great economy.

I seem to recall Republicans swearing that low unemployment numbers were a false metric that didn’t take into account people who stopped looking for work while Obama was in office, Congresswoman.

That would be the difference between U-3 and U-6, right? Table A 15: Alternative measures of labor underutilization

Didn’t Trump call the unemployment rate a hoax when Obama was President? You’re a hypocrite bigly.

Cut and paste hack

So, when is the next open public town hall in the 4th Congressional District? Just asking.