Jen Psaki is known for dodging tough questions from reporters, often telling them she’ll “circle back” at a later date.
She particularly doesn’t like Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy’s tough questions.
And Jen Psaki’s strange response to this question from a Fox News’ reporters left viewers scratching their heads.
The most recent job report showed just 266,000 jobs were created in April, far below the up to 1,000,000 new jobs predicted by government bureaucrats.
And during Monday’s White House press briefing, Fox News’ correspondent Peter Doocy asked Jen Psaki about the administration’s support for enhanced unemployment benefits paying people more money to stay home than go back to work.
“How does the White House know that people aren’t just choosing not to apply for jobs because the extra unemployment benefits are so good?” Doocy asked Psaki.
As usual, Psaki attempted to dance around the question by claiming that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen had already dismissed the idea that Americans are earning more money on unemployment than they would be at their regular jobs.
“Well, first, let me say that we have looked at the data, and secretary Yellen referred to this, or, talked about this, on Friday – we don’t see much evidence that the extra unemployment insurance is a major driver in people not rejoining the workforce,” Psaki responded.
But then Psaki left viewers scratching their heads by claiming that schools being closed played a bigger impact on Americans not going back to work.
“Child care has an impact. Schools reopening has an impact,” Psaki added. “But there is also the need to pay a livable, working wage. And that’s one of the reasons the President will talk about that this afternoon.”
Of course, the real reason why schools are closed are because union bosses want remote learning to continue so they are keeping their members from returning to the classroom.
And Biden continues to heed to their demands by closing schools even though critics contend the CDC’s guidelines were overly cautious to provide the teachers union cover to keep schools closed.
Even though she falsely claims that there’s not a significant amount of Americans choosing to stay home on unemployment checks rather than take a job they can find, Psaki actually ended up making Doocy’s point by effectively admitting that Biden’s policies helped depress job growth.
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