We know it is inevitable that politicians will give the same stump speech over and over again. This is the only reason we can think of as to why liberal Governor John Hickenlooper continues to repeat a talking point that the Peak has shown is a downright lie. Well, it’s that, or he’s just a liar who doesn’t think Coloradans are going to call him on it.
In yet another instance, The Pueblo Chieftain reports how Hickenlooper told another audience that Colorado was 4th in job growth for 2013:
Still, Colorado is faring better than other states, he said. The state last year ranked fourth in the nation in job creation, he said. [the Peak emphasis]
Yet, as we’ve shown again and again, we can find no factual basis to back up his claim. In fact, we find factual basis that makes this an outright lie, especially in light of the job numbers from December coming in. Whereas the job growth rate from November 2011 to November 2012 ranked Colorado 4th in the nation, the job growth rate from December 2011 to December 2012 had Colorado falling to 5th.
And, now, with job numbers from December 2013 in, we can see that Colorado, from December 2012 to December 2013, or as Hickenlooper might call it “last year,” fell to 10th in the nation in job growth rate for 2013, and 19th if we only count private sector growth.
Hickenlooper must believe if he keeps repeating the same lie enough times, people will just start taking it as fact. Don’t be fooled, PeakNation™.