Michigan Governor Won’t Stop Lying to Voters About Job Gains – IOTW Report

Michigan Governor Won’t Stop Lying to Voters About Job Gains

WFB: Gretchen Whitmer says the state has added 25,000 auto jobs since she took office. It has actually lost thousands.

Michigan Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer says she’s added 25,000 “good-paying auto jobs” during her tenure. The state has actually lost thousands of auto jobs on her watch, labor statistics show.

In a June 2 press release, Whitmer said she was “proud” to announce Michigan has “added nearly 25,000 auto jobs since I took office.” The Democrat roughly three weeks later repeated the claim, writing in a “mobility and electrification” fact sheet that she “is ensuring Michigan lives up to its legacy as the place that put the world on wheels by creating nearly 25,000 good-paying auto jobs.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics data, however, contradict that claim. Whitmer inherited 169,500 auto jobs when she became governor in January 2019, according to the agency. As of May 2022, that number is 166,700—a decrease of nearly 3,000 jobs.

Whitmer’s deceptive declaration shows how the Democrat is attempting to rebound on economic issues following her stringent stay-at-home orders, which shuttered local stores but deemed marijuana dispensaries, lottery ticket vendors, and big-box retailers “essential.” While Whitmer has touted leading the “best economic recovery in Michigan history,” a June WalletHub report ranked Michigan 46th in unemployment claim recovery. more


14 Comments on Michigan Governor Won’t Stop Lying to Voters About Job Gains

  1. Wretchen “Adolph” Ghitmer said that Michigan “added nearly 25,000 𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 auto jobs since I took office.”

    Poor Michiganders.

    🎵 When will they e v e r learn? 🎵

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  2. What’s with the annoying pop up…..?
    Ever time you come to the site…..
    and every time you change pages…..?

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  3. All anyone needs to know is when a democrat globalist establishment scumbag opens their mouth BS is all the comes out.

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  4. I view Democrats the same as Islamic terrorists; lying, cheating, killing to advance the cause is ok.

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  5. And your party is perfect preverted angels righty-tighty. Meanwhile your fearless leader has had a bad Depends day.

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  6. Off topic. Is there any possibility IOTW could get rid of the pop up “news/ad” window? The really disgusting disease ads are getting old too. I still enjoy the content. Good job on that front folks.

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  7. Adblocker + and I donate monthly…. I never see ads. Be smart. Don’t be an asshole.
    FJB

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  8. The Lions drafted a couple of new future millionaires – that’ll quintuple the state’s tax base – what more do you want?!?!

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  9. How many Michigan employee households, were extirpated? During Whitler’s “COVID” “fire”?

    Now. The numbers lie?

    Starve, an heroes. At best.

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