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.