While reporter after reporter praised President Joe Biden for the July jobs report showing a 528,000 increase in nonfarm payrolls, Tucker exposed the government’s numbers as a farce in an Aug. 8 column in The Epoch Times headlined “The Jobs Hoax.” The “hoax” was that the apparent increase in the employment numbers was not a sign that Biden started a “job-creation-machine,” but actually that the economy is forcing people to pick up “second and third jobs,” Tucker wrote in his column.
In an exclusive interview with MRC Business, Tucker warned against trusting media spin on the economy “so we don’t find ourselves living in an Orwellian world, in which the government is forever broadcasting great news about the great glories of life while people are at home suffering and dying and wondering why their electricity bill is three times what it was six months ago.”
That’s not what the media might have you believe, however. “The implication is that the Biden administration has somehow restored America as a beautiful working enterprise,” Tucker said.
But that is simply not the case and the data proves it.
“The first place we look is the labor participation,” Tucker told MRC. ”That is actually falling. Then you look [at] the labor participation rate, and then you compare that with the worker-to-population ratio and you see that’s falling, too. So now you realize you’ve got a problem.”