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More Work Remains To Be Done!

Last October, Joe Biden slammed Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan for their shameful  lack of consistency on the issues.

"The only thing consistent about the way they talk about policy, is that they are inconsistent," he charged.

Well, Obama Council of Economic Advisers Chair, Alan Krueger, sure can't be accused of being inconsistent. He's begun his monthly statements on the nation's employment situation with the same cut and paste message every month since he was installed as one of Obama's most senior economic advisers in November, 2011.

Keith Koffler of White House Dossier noticed Krueger's extraordinary consistency:

Here’s how he opened his February 1 statement on the January 2013 employment report:

While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst downturn since the Great Depression. It is critical that we pursue the policies needed to build an economy that works for the middle class as we continue to dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007.

If that seems familiar, it's because it's the same exact statement he made in January, December, November, October, etc, etc, etc....

Stay the course!!!

Prior to April 2012, the paragraph didn't include the modest "while more work needs to be done" phrase.

More work clearly needs to be done in putting together these employment reports.

I agree with Koffler that this demonstrates a certain amount of contempt for his audience, not to mention intellectual laziness, which is actually par for the course for this administration.


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