[Vision2020] The Longest Trump Pinocchio Ever: 70 coal jobs, not 45, 000

Nicholas Gier ngier006 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 10:52:47 PDT 2017


The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates there are roughly 50,800
coal mining jobs nationwide
800 of which have been added since Trump took office. (The six months
before that, under President Barack Obama’s administration, 1,300 coal jobs
were added.)

This isn't the first time we've heard Trump's numbers. Environmental
Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt made a similar claim speaking about all
mining *and* logging jobs
 earlier this year, earning a PolitiFact ruling
 of "mostly false."

BLS data estimates the nation has added roughly 41,500 new mining and
logging jobs in the first six months of 2017, but just 1,000 of them are
mining (not including oil and gas mining jobs, which account for another
couple thousand.)

To make it even worse, the more accurate job creation number for the
aforementioned Pennsylvania mine is about 70
Unsurprisingly, the White House didn’t respond to NBC News’ request
for comment.


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they
shall never sit in.

-Greek proverb

“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.
Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance
from another. This immaturity is self- imposed when its cause lies not in
lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without
guidance from another. Sapere Aude! ‘Have courage to use your own
understand-ing!—that is the motto of enlightenment.

--Immanuel Kant
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