Pants On Fire Carson Strikes Again: Only 19.8 Percent Of Black Teens...

Pants On Fire Carson Strikes Again: Only 19.8 Percent Of Black Teens Have Jobs? Wrong.


Asked about the minimum wage in Tuesdays GOP debate, Dr. Ben Carson started off the evening with a blatant lie:

Every time we raise the minimum wage, the number of jobless people increases. Its particularly a problem in the black community. Only 19.8 percent of black teenagers have a job.

No. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 numbers, blacks of both sexes had an unemployment rate of 30.6 percent. That means the employment rate, not seasonally adjusted, is around 70 percent. When adjusted for seasonal employment summer and Christmas jobs employment rises to 31 percent.

The job situation is, indeed, a bad one in black communities. But raising the minimum wage will not make it worse. The Department of Labor busted that myth already.

Ben Carson may know about a lot of things but economics are not in his wheelhouse. Repeating disproven myths about the minimum wage will not help his cause. He should just pass when asked questions about economics.

Featured image via Flickr/Gage Skidmore


Trump Busted

WATCH: BUSTED! Trumps Middle East Business Ties Exposed As He Calls For Ban On Muslims In U.S. (VIDEO)

trump so what they

Trump Spokeswoman Defends Muslim Ban: So What? Theyre Muslims


WATCH: CNN Host Says Conservative Media Created The Monster That Is Trump (VIDEO)


Bernie Sanders Visits Jimmy Fallon, Where He Drops This Epic Truth Bomb On Trump (VIDEO)

Carter Trump

No, You Right-Wing Idiots, Carters Ban On Iranians Was NOT The Same As Trumps Muslim Ban


You Thought Donald Trump Was Bad? The Rest Of The Republican Field Is Islamophobic As Well

  • mariannmusings

    Recheck paragraph 2. Last line should say unemployment.