Reacting to the disappointing March jobs numbers and other economic indicators, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said “we are living in a dying country.”
“I don’t know how else to categorize what’s happening,” he added. “[U.S. added] 88,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate because of a terrible statistic is down to 7.6 percent. The number of people in this country who are not working is shameful — 90 million Americans are no longer in the workforce.”
Limbaugh also pointed out that the number of people not in the labor force grew by 663,000, which led to the total 90 million that are now out of the labor force. “This is 1979 levels,” he explained.
“The only difference is, that we don’t have an election around the corner to fix it like we did in 1979. We had that election last November and we blew that,” Limbaugh lamented.
Additionally, the radio host pointed out that 8.8 million Americans are now on disability. Roughly 81,000 people went on disability in March, almost as many as those who found jobs.
“I think it’s official. We have a dying country.”
Listen to Limbaugh break down the state of the economy via the Daily Rushbo below: