On the Friday before Election Day, the Labor Department issued a blockbuster of a jobs report:
Employers added a full 250,000 jobs to their payrolls; the unemployment held at 3.7 percent—a 49-year low.
This comes as year-to-year wages grew 3.1 percent: that’s the biggest gain for hourly wage-earners since 2009.
If President Obama had delivered this sort of jobs report the Friday before the 2010 midterms, every elite outlet would have given it non-stop coverage through Election Day.
But … today … the last thing we’d expect is fair coverage of an economy driven by legislation passed by a GOP Congressional majority and a Trump White House.
If voters needed one more reason to return those GOP majorities to the House and Senate in January, that jobs report ought to be it.
It’s a closing argument, along with Brett Kavanaugh, that voters can feel in their pocketbook and in their hearts.
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