Earlier this week Sean Hannity once again clearly revealed his harder than ever to conceal pro-establishment Republican Party stripes despite his constant claim to be a "Conservative – rather than a Republican" who is only interested in the good of the country. What a crock.
On Monday I turned Hannity (on FNC) off when Sean & Dick Morris were bashing companies who paid no corporate income tax in 2011. Anyone who knows the least bit about economics (let alone those who have attended any of my FairTax seminars or listened to my radio broadcasts posted on RTE) knows that corporations do not pay corporate income taxes – people do. Why would these two influential broadcasters go against what they (have to) know is correct unless they are making a political point @ our expense. I didn't wait to find out more as I turned off my TV in disgust.
On Tuesday night Sean stated the completely misleading statistic that women have lost over 90% of the jobs since BO took office. Romney has fallen for the same statistical trick that will hurt him closer to the election if he continues to present this partial but misleading figure.
The stat overlooks the fact that over the entire recession (that started in December 2007 under Bush) men have lost many more jobs than women. But the biggest job losses for men came earlier in the recession under Bush, and recovery for men has come faster under BO than it has for women. Sean's stat is only important if you cared under whose administration you lost your job.
Please check out the above graph to see the statistics over the entire recession - according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between January 2009, when BO took office, and March 2012, there has been a net decline of 740,000 jobs for both men and women, and that among women during this time period there has been a net loss of 683,000 jobs. Do the arithmetic to find out that 92.3 percent of the jobs lost under BO were lost by women. The number of men who lost jobs since the start of the recession that began under Bush & still have not found employment is well over three million - thereby dwarfing the stats for women.
Do you want to get your news from people who skew facts this way? BO will have a field day rebutting this info over the next six months which once again naturally leads to a comparison of his record to that of GW Bush which is red meat for energizing Democrats who outnumber us.
Carol told me we are not watching Sean again.