On the same day that a stellar jobs report was released, showing that the US economy created 292,000 new jobs in December and had its second strongest year since 1999, Bill O'Reilly opened the January 8 edition of The O'Reilly Factor by claiming that the economic policies of President Obama “have not worked.” O'Reilly, who chastised Obama for seeking legislative reform on the environment and gun safety, insisted Obama “should be spending most of his time trying to find ways to stimulate the economy.” Following the release of December's job report, the number of jobs added during President Obama's tenure has reached 9.2 million:
BILL O'REILLY: As Talking Points stated earlier this week, criminals and terrorists are not going to buy guns from dealers who do background checks. Of course the president knows that but will not acknowledge it. On the climate front, okay, fine, let's all try to get the environment cleaner. But this is not a top five issue and the president should be spending most of his time trying to find ways to stimulate the economy.
On the economy, come on, Mr. President, your programs aren't working. Everybody knows it. Try something else.