May 14, 2021

FNC’s Wallace forces Buttigieg to admit he misled public on infrastructure plan jobs estimate

Though he ran in 2020 claiming to be a straight-shooting moderate capable of restoring integrity to the White House, now-President Joe Biden has rapidly been revealed as someone willing engage in gross misrepresentations of fact in order achieve policy aims, and a key administration figure was just taken to task for it.

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was grilled by host Chris Wallace about Biden’s massive infrastructure bill and was pressed on why he and other administration figures continued to vastly overstate the number of jobs it would likely create.

According to Wallace, Buttigieg as well as other administration representatives had appeared on Sunday shows the prior week and touted numbers from a Moody’s Analytics study to suggest that the American economy would gain 19 million jobs if the Biden infrastructure plan is passed, as the New York Post noted. He then pointed out the problem that that assertion, saying:

But it turns out the study you’re citing from, Moody’s Analytics, says the economy will add 16.3 million jobs without the infrastructure bill, and 2.7 million more with it. So it doesn’t, as you said last Sunday, create 19 million jobs. Again, Secretary Buttigieg, why mislead folks?

Buttigieg scrambled to clean up the mess, feebly stating, “You’re right, I should have been more precise. The 19 million jobs that will be created are more than the jobs that will be created if we don’t do the plan. And it’s very important to make this point, as you’ve just showed us.”

Wallace, who gained infamy among regular Fox News viewers for his perceived kid-glove treatment of Biden during a September presidential debate over which he presided, would not be deterred, however, bluntly observing, “Right, but 2 million – 2 million is not 19 million,” and pointing out that National Economic Council Director Brian Deese and others in the administration had publicly used the inflated number as well, according to the Post.

The Transportation secretary had little choice but to concede at least party of Wallace’s point and said, “So, yes, you’re right, I should be very precise,” but continued to prevaricate, adding, “The difference in jobs is that that particular analysis suggests is 2.7 million more. That is a great place to be. Why wouldn’t we want America to create 2.7 million more jobs?”

Try as they might to gin up additional support for the so-called “American Jobs Plan” by artificially inflating its potential benefits, the Biden administration is facing growing opposition to the scope of the bill as presently comprised. As The Hill reports, even Democrat Sen. Chris Coons (DE) – a staunch ally of the president – has indicated that the legislation will likely need to be significantly scaled down in order to secure Republican support.

Biden planned to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday to discuss potential areas of negotiation regarding his expansive – and costly – plan, but he has also signaled a willingness to try and pass the bill without any GOP buy-in, as Reuters noted. Even so, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has already signaled opposition to the proposal, calling it a “Trojan horse” designed to sneak through “more borrowed money and massive tax increases on all the productive parts of our economy,” according to CNBC.

Though the Biden administration’s unfettered willingness to dramatically distort the facts to hide the president’s true legislative intentions is indeed disturbing, but kudos to Wallace for – at least in this instance – shining a spotlight on the deception.

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      1. AGREE. Brainless. Cannot make a decision that his own son was wrong, so never will I think he can make decisions for a country.

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    2. impeach joe biden and his mob.especially pelosi,shumer,harris,shiff,aoc and her mob. thats all demorats do lie lie lie and cheat just to get power in our country. there the most disgraceful party we have in our country.as for a president and vp dont even go to the border and check whats going on with this crisis. what kind of president and vice president we have in our country.its disgraceful .they all should be ashamed of them selfs.a president protects our country not this jerk of a president he is more for illegals in our country.we the people had enough of there lies and propaganda.impeach thats our goal right now.

    1. For sure he is not qualified, but he is a LIAR, JUST LIKE ALL THE anti-AMERICAN, RACIST, RADICAL, POWER & MONEY HUNGRY DEMORATS.

    1. David G.
      Boy you have that right Chris Wallace has been living off his fathers
      fame for many years. I think he is trying to look a lot diferent for the
      way Fox viewers see him, it will continue to work for him as long as
      he can live off of his fathers fame.Otherwise he is nothing more than
      a Juan Williams clone.!Him and Wlliams belong on CNN (AKA) the
      C- Communist
      N-News
      N-Network

    2. I agree David. I heard that Wallace and Buttjugs co-chair this years Losers Convention in Portland. Andrew Cuomo and Gretchen Whitmer will headline the list of speakers. As long as they can stay off the drugs for a while, Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams and Hunter Biden will speak too. Of course, this is a bit satirical, though. In my idle time I gnaw on China Joe at the presidential website:

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

      I believe China Joe deserves a lot of burrs up his a**.

  1. These jobs he is referring to are all outside working on hard labor to redo the infrastructure. These jobs are not for the well educated.

    1. that’s right where trump has his following from and he needs them to work so he can get more money out of their pockets

      1. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are right on there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2.7 millions in how many years? and I point out that they are not permanent jobs. Just like their claim about the pipeline they killed. It immediately killed 7000 jobs but the impact of stopping it and the on-going impact will kill another 40,000 jobs and depress a number of communities, as well as hurt the energy business, causing our energy costs to go up and make us dependent on foreign energy once again. What part of logical and measured do these people not understand? This is another bill that actually only provides 6% going towards infrastructure and the rest towards ideological junk we don’t want or need. This is a terrible REGIME.

    1. When will all the spending stop?!!! 90% of all the money in these Democratic Bills goes for Pork and has nothing to do with the One Topic it is meant to represent.
      People should be asking, where, how and by who is going to paid for these items in these Bills?

  3. demorrats are cheaters,fraudnot for our country.impeach.wake up people there not for you and me. illegals thats all they care for. they want them in are country so when voting time comes around they will have them vote for them and never again have a republican party.they must be impeached.dont care about the country it comes down to greedy power.disgraceful people.

  4. biden is a delusional freak. He should be ousted from politics permanently. Too bad one cannot print what one really thinks of the mindless idiot.

  5. Joe Biden and the democrat party is nothing but a bunch of communist, and know military does nothing to stop them. They claim walls are bad but they keep the one around the capital

  6. With all those pending jobs that he says are coming then
    Biden better get busy building that low income housing in
    the spaces not used in the suburbs like he promised he was
    going to do so the criminals that are coming across the border
    will be able to turn those places into rats nest just like the one’s
    they left to become Joeys Kids it’s befitting that this is going to
    happen for the fools that voted him into office..

  7. Buttigieg will lie with the best of them….he is a hypocrite if you watched his bicycle video where he got caught. He really belives he is smarter thatn the average American and we ll know that is the farthest thing from the truth.

    Ask the citizens of the city where he was Mayour how their roads and infrastructure is working….

  8. BIDEN, HARRIS, PELOSI AND SCHUMER ARE A COMPLETE DISGRACE TO THIS COUNTRY. THEY ALL SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THEIR OFFICES IMMEDIATELY. THEY HAVE MADE AMERICA A COMPLETE LAUGHING STOCK TO THE WORLD.

  9. Poor Wallace , trying to make believe he is a reporter . He (Wallace) damaged the country enough . His ( Wallace) silence condemns him.

  10. Little Chrissy booweed little Peetie. Reeducation camps for both until they become productive members of society.

  11. IT’s TIME TO IMPEACH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

    I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

    BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! Biden is guilty of 18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES.

    HARRIS is guilty of violating 18US Code 2381 Treason, 18 US Code 2382 Misprision of Treason, 18US Code 2383 Rebellion or Insurrection, 18 US Code 2384 Seditious Conspiracy and 18 US CODE 2385 Advocating Overthrow of Government!

    Can you tolerate gasoline prices, product prices all going up, the WH being run by Harris, Pelosi and Schumer? Literally destroying our country, allowing thousands of illegals into our country bringing in God knows what diseases?

    Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

    Members of the House
    202-224-3841

    Members of the Senate
    202-224-3121

    TOLL FREE:
    866-272-6622

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

  12. The entire Demorat Party is nothing but “compulsive liars”, for if they told the truth President Trump would be our president now!!!!!!

  13. Biden should be called out as the liar he is at every opportunity. He is still purposely lying about the Georgia voting bill. He is not at all trustworthy and a very poor example for the country.

  14. Air Force One takes a wrong turn. They were over Beijing when the engines quit, Biden ask the pilot what was wrong the pilot said we are out of gas. So Joe being the man of action that he is, he bailed out, he could be heard saying WHOOOA! I forgot my chuuuuuuute………….splat. Harris who happened to be on the same flight jumped too, but she got her chute on, when she tried to open it she kept pulling the wrong chord. She was pulling the chord for her kotex, needless to say that turned out to be a bloody mess. The pilot remembered to switch to the reserve tanks, and flew off into the sunset. This pilot will be remembered as a national hero.

    God bless him for saving the aircraft

    1. Someone needs to explain to United that there are times that quality over equity is a better solution. A pilot stops for coffee and for get to gas up! At 30,000 feet and 600 mph is not a good place to refuel. And what was he doing over Beijing, picking up 1.5 billion dollars, for Biden???

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