Debunking Lies

Jobs Lies & Misinformation

StartedRepeated LieAboutQuotes (SORT)Rank
2013 AUGThe Vast Majority of Minimum Wage Workers are TeenagersMinimum Wage0
A common Republican Party talking point is that a majority of individuals that make make minimum wage are teenagers working in their first or second job. However, that claim is not backed up by any facts. The average age of someone working on minimum wage is 35 and one third of all minimum wage earners are 40 or older.
08/21/12The Obama Administration gutted the 1996 welfare reform programJobs, Unemployment Benefits & Barack Obama0
Rommney campaign ad says that the Obama Administration gutted the 1996 Welfare Reform bill, by removing the requirement for recipients to be working. This, however, is untrue. Work requirements are not dropped. States have leeway to change and revise, as part of a federally approved state plan to increase employment. The reform was not "gutted". Benefits will not be paid beyond a certain amount of time, whether or not the recipient is working.
06/05/12Obama hasn't produced a jobs plan in 3 1/2 years.Jobs, Barack Obama & Workers0
Mitt Romney on the campaign trail is claiming that Obama "hasn’t put forth a plan to get us working again" and "after three and a half years later, we’re waiting." Romney totally ignores the Jobs plan that President Obama presented to Congress in October 2011 and the subsequent plan revealed in his state-of-the union address, all of which were rejected by Congress for political reasons.