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Donna Brazile Slams Obama Economy: ‘They Are Low Wage Jobs’

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile contradicted Democrats’ statements about a President Obama’s good economy when she told Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta her real thoughts on the financial state of many Americans.

According to a February 13, 2016 email that appeared on WikiLeaks, then-vice chair Brazile wrote: “I think people are more in despair about how things are—yes new jobs but they are low wage jobs. HOUSING is a huge issue. Most people pay half of what they make to rent.“

Hillary Clinton touted the Obama administration’s work relating to unemployment, saying back on August 15, “15 million new private-sector jobs, 20 million people now have health care and the auto industry just had its best year ever.”

Clinton also said at the Democratic National Convention on July 29, “Now, thank goodness under President Obama, we’ve dramatically reduced the unemployment rate. Fifteen million private-sector jobs. So we’re climbing out of it. But there’s still an awful lot of repair work to be done.”

The White House concurs with Clinton’s statement claiming back in March that “U.S. businesses have now added 14.4 million jobs over 73 straight months.”

However, the labor force participation rate, which has been plunging since 2009, remains below where it once was when the jobs recession ended in 2010, Investors Business Daily reports.

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