Would it surprise you to learn that some experts think Trump had them change the reporting to make the numbers sound good? And just like that, the Dow shoots up!
These ‘Job numbers’ were cooked up by Larry Kudlow, Stolichnaya and some Bolivian Marching powder. We have the highest unemployment since the Depression and every biz in the country has been closed for 3 months. We don’t believe u. @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/5MEgbG9MVZ
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) June 5, 2020
This is my view. The impact on forward looking policy is the biggest thing. Republicans won’t continue assistance- which is what kept us afloat in the first place. https://t.co/YJTVPLdU01
— Armando (@ArmandoNDK) June 5, 2020
No one knows what to think of the unemployment data because it doesn't make any sense based on all the other data.
— Rachel "The Doc" Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌 (@RachelBitecofer) June 5, 2020
I'll be happy to accept these job numbers but first I'm going to need to verify the accounting process that created them bc we're talking about MASSIVE departures from what the underlying data suggested.
So maybe, just maybe, there was a change to the formula ordered from above?
— Rachel "The Doc" Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌 (@RachelBitecofer) June 5, 2020
Today's jobs report showed the number of Unemployed during the same week to be 20.9 million. Nine million more people receiving jobless benefits than the number of unemployed.
Welfare fraud or fake number? or both?
— Eddie B (@eddiejb126) June 5, 2020
Bunker boy said it himself, the market’s not based in reality, unless you are the 1%.
42 million people without jobs and healthcare standing in line at food banks and the market goes up.
If you read the flip side of your fake jobs report it says we are in for a 10 year recession pic.twitter.com/0rPj4GAeui
— AndSoItBegins (@ItsOverNowOk) June 5, 2020
You can 100% discount the possibility that Trump got to the BLS. Not 98% discount, not 99.9% discount, but 100% discount.
BLS has 2,400 career staff of enormous integrity and one political appointee with no scope to change this number. https://t.co/Cden6rQyN6
— Jason Furman (@jasonfurman) June 5, 2020
Other sobering context on today’s good news: more than 20 million people who were employed in February aren’t employed today; 13.3% unemployment exceeds any rate from the great recession; a data classification issue is lowering the rate by 3 points. https://t.co/e46V1cFbmG https://t.co/hodx9ijPjB
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 5, 2020
I believe the jobs numbers as much as I believe Trump's weight.
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) June 5, 2020
The guy who does a touchdown dance when some poll says he's at 51% approval will now tell us that happy days are here again because the unemployment rate is *only* 13.3%. https://t.co/HPJ8isHscT
— Steve M. (@nomoremister) June 5, 2020
Mount up. Preserving this republic is going to be a fight. Potentially a real, not a metaphorical one. Not kidding. We’d best make it a good and strategic one. You will be the people historians write about.https://t.co/bMNradoW0S @digby56 pic.twitter.com/O84bviu9vP
— Tom Sullivan (@BloggersRUs) June 5, 2020
Last year, the IA Supreme Court upheld a law barring public sector unions from negotiating anything other than wages. "Public safety" unions were exempted.
Any serious effort to rein in police violence has to include barring police unions from interceding in police discpline.
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) June 5, 2020
— Houman Katuzi (@houkat007) June 5, 2020
This week the NYT printed Tom Cotton’s fascist screed and turned down my op ed about photo-journalist Linda Tirado’s loss of vision in her left eye to a rubber bullet in Mpls. Just a coincidence, I’m sure .
— Barbara Ehrenreich (@B_Ehrenreich) June 5, 2020
POLICE OFFICER TELLS PROUD BOYS TO HIDE INSIDE BUILDING BECAUSE THEY'RE ABOUT TO TEAR GAS PROTESTERS. THE OFFICER SAID HE WAS WARNING THEM "DISCRETELY" BECAUSE HE DIDNT WANT PROTESTERS TO SEE POLICE "PLAY FAVORITES."#BLUEFALL #PoliceBrutalityPandemic #PoliceBrutality pic.twitter.com/ri83By2EVy
— SatelliteHeart (@Satellit3Heart) June 5, 2020
you’ve got some nerve, given that you reported my wife to her boss because she politely declined to meet with you for coffee. https://t.co/LaeKfjYkyT
— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) June 4, 2020
Joe Biden says the death of George Floyd must be a moment for action.
"I see you, I hear you, and I'm angry as well. But we have to turn our anguish into purpose."
"If we just let this wound scab over again, it's never going to heal." https://t.co/tzJuJDH2zq
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 5, 2020
After 10pm last night, the NYPD swarmed protesters on 5th Av, arresting a young black man who had been de-escalating tensions and keeping the peace.
Here’s how a cop yelled at my @nytimes coworker @Azi as he was documenting. https://t.co/Fu3mCb15Rr
— Anjali Tsui (@anjalitsui) June 5, 2020
Second, law enforcement is seizing thousands and thousands of face masks that would otherwise be used to help protestors not spread the virus.https://t.co/RRVdNijk1j
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) June 5, 2020
— James Gordon Meek (@meekwire) June 5, 2020
This is a police riot.
In video after video, police give the American people more reasons to take to the streets and demand change.
We need a wholesale overhaul of policing. pic.twitter.com/xiFC9jHAEb
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 5, 2020
Kemp’s explosive allegation, just days before the closely contested 2018 election, drew wide attention. But newly released documents show that there was no such hack.https://t.co/15goOTQk13
— ProPublica (@propublica) June 5, 2020
— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 5, 2020
1️⃣6️⃣3️⃣ Asheville, NC: police destroy medical supplies and cut open all the water bottles
Creating a tremendous plastic mess outside of Farm Burger
— T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette) June 3, 2020
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) June 5, 2020
Leni Riefenstahl anyone?
Senate Confirms Conservative Filmmaker to Lead U.S. Media Agency
Senate approved Michael Pack, Bannon ally, to run the agency in charge of the Voice of America. President Trump hopes he will dictate more favorable news coverage.https://t.co/bFnpocij18
— K. C. Boyd (@KCBoyd3) June 5, 2020
— BBC Glastonbury (@bbcglasto) June 5, 2020
DEPT. OF MAKING US FEEL BETTER
I’m crying!!!! Even the cop can’t keep a straight face!! pic.twitter.com/xKclqCl2ss
— Shelly Splainin’ (@sheLLbeLL_xo) June 5, 2020
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) June 5, 2020
Because we could all use a little more positivity today.
A secular Israeli, a religious Arab Israeli, and an Ultra-Orthodox Israeli, coming together to save lives during an ambulance shift today in #Jerusalem.
Now that's coexistence ❤️.
📸 @UnitedHatzalah pic.twitter.com/AC68SvXEYh
— Israel ישראל (@Israel) June 3, 2020
I promise you that this is the best thing you’ll see today.
Wait for it... pic.twitter.com/GSI0CMrWWo
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 4, 2020
— Sarah Walton (@SarahWaltonNews) June 2, 2020
Donald Trump would not even let Jesus Christ stop him from taking the photo in front of the Church. THIS IS REAL LEADERSHIP!
(Subscribe to the channel in the thread below) pic.twitter.com/6r7atDwvc9
— J-L Cauvin - not lip syncing (@JLCauvin) June 2, 2020
This dog decided to start riding his horse best friend when he was a puppy 😍 pic.twitter.com/z1T6OmLSoU
— The Dodo (@dodo) June 5, 2020
Look at the reaction of this puppy on receiving his new wheelchair 😭😭😭❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/BCcxKPWpIS
— Akki (@akkitwts) June 5, 2020
I hope this weekend is better than the last one! Keep the faith, stay strong, WASH YOUR HANDS!