We have a contender for this year’s “Worst Excuse for Failure” award. White House economic adviser Cecilia Rouse was trying to make excuses for the horrific jobs report from April. One of her excuses was that Easter fell in March this year, prompting the bad April report. Even if we set aside the obvious question of what Easter has to do with a jobs report, we cannot dismiss the fact that Easter was on April 4th this year.
April 4th does not fall in March, even for Democrats.
Keep in mind, she’s not just any economic adviser. She’s Joe Biden’s Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers and a former dean at Princeton. But as leftists often do, she was struggling to make excuses for the disastrous jobs report while sidestepping the blatantly obvious answer that Biden’s job-killing Covid rewards program is killing the economy.
According to The Gateway Pundit:
Last Friday the April jobs report was released and it was so bad that it even stunned the talking heads over at CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” CNBC host Steve Liesman had to do a doubletake when the jobs numbers came across his desk.
— CNBC (@CNBC) May 7, 2021
Unemployment increased and hiring stalled; it’s the worst miss since 1998. 18,000 manufacturing jobs were lost and the economy added only 266,000 jobs.
“Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1% amid an escalating shortage of available workers,” reported CNBC.
The bad jobs report was a result of Biden’s policy to pay people more money to sit at home and NOT WORK. But his economic advisor blamed it on Easter and she couldn’t even get that right.
White House economic adviser Cecilia Rouse blames the bad April jobs report on Easter being in March this year…
Easter was on April 4 pic.twitter.com/Sf65yKGboP
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 14, 2021
She couldn’t help but blame the late push for vaccines as well. None of that jibes with the jobs report the month before when even fewer people were vaccinated and the numbers weren’t nearly as bad. In other words, they’re scrambling for any reason other than the truth.
What we heard today from the White House about the jobs report was a lame excuse on top of a gaffe wrapped in a false narrative to support a horrible series of policies. But at least there are no mean Tweets.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ, CP, and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $4100 per month in order to maintain operations.
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