Skip to comments.Fact Check: Joe Biden Lies About Stagnant Wages, Hunter's Job in One 16-minute Interview
Posted on 11/04/2019 8:05:34 AM PST by SeekAndFind
On Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, delivered two flat-out lies in one 16-minute interview with PBS. Biden falsely claimed that wages are stagnant and that he did not know his son Hunter Biden was on the board of Burisma Holdings.
"We're now in a position where you know wages are stagnant," Biden told PBS News's Judy Woodruff.
In fact, wages have grown by almost 3 percent in the past three years. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, "Wages and salaries increased 2.9 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 2019 and also increased 2.9 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 2018." During the year before that, wages increased 2.5 percent. Benefit costs also increased by 2.3 percent from September 2018 to September 2019, and 2.6 percent the year before that.
As The Washington Post reported last year, the 2017-2018 wage increase was "the biggest increase not adjusted for inflation since the year that ended in September 2008, when wages rose 3.1%."
Even when adjusted for inflation, the wage increases were substantial not "stagnant." The Post reported the wage increases were higher in 2015 and 2016, when adjusted for inflation. If Biden wishes to take credit for the uptick in wages under Obama, he should acknowledge the wages are still increasing under Trump.
A few minutes after this lie, when Woodruff asked Biden about Ukraine, the former vice president insisted that he did not know his son Hunter was on Burisma's board.
"No one established that he did anything wrong, or that I did anything wrong. Period," Biden said.
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Every time Crazy Joe says PERIOD I know he is telling a lie.
Joe Biden does not still lie, he is trapped in a fever swamp and is in the latter stages of delirium.
More to be pitied than scorned. Dementia is a tough thing to live with.
For Joe, this is a kind of résumé enhancement. His real curriculum vitae contains any number of potentially crippling entries.
And all documented in video and audio clips.
Biden is a liar, simple as that.
Joe Biden is not a good man.
Biden and the others have figured out they can lie with impunity. MSM will not call him on it so he is free to say whatever he wants. We have a recording of Joe bragging that he got the Ukraine prosecutor looking into his son fired yet MSM declared it a false story without mentioning Joe bragged about doing it. That is a new level of bias.
Biden's 'in luck' = the corrupt press is owned by democrats... they'll ignore his lies.
One instance in which liberal forced wages were not stagnant, of course, is the hike in minimum wage to the mandatory 15%. And we know how that worked out, both for those laid off and those whose hours were cut. To the liberal mind, it’s all in how you define the term, and your intentions, consequences be damned.
If a politician is going to lie, he might want to pick a subject that is open to even a modicum of discussion.
Stagnant wages is not such a subject.
I would say he is just stupid, but I really think his little choo choo has gone off the tracks.
Slow, sleepy, gropy, dopey joe is in the middle stages of dementia.
Nor is he a well man.
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