Jimmy Lee Tillman II Responds to President Biden’s January 7th Economic Report (Chicago, IL) – The following statement is from founder and president Jimmy Lee Tillman II regarding President Joe Biden’s January 7th press conference on the current Economic Report. Tillman points out Biden’s attempt to report ‘feel good’ numbers regarding the unemployment rate and wage growth while ignoring the high unemployment facing Black Americans and the rising inflation affecting all Americans. He also points to the decline in the economic gains felt during Trump’s Administration and the silence about Black unemployment numbers in Illinois by the elected members of the Democratic Party.
Biden Job’s Report
“It is insulting that President Biden manipulated the jobs report during his press briefing by fraudulently touting a lower overall unemployment rate of 3.9 with a 4.7 increase in wages. He ignored the skyrocketing Black unemployment rate at 7.1 and inflation currently at 6.8.
Black Americans were the only citizens to see higher unemployment rates in this alarming report with the concentration among Biden’s strongest supporters, Black women. This report highlights a stark contrast to the economic gains experienced under the Trump Administration. In 2016, Black unemployment was 8.5 and dropped to a historic low of 5.4. It has increased every month since Biden’s election. In Illinois, Black unemployment is a shameful 10.8 with no sign of going down and no sound from any elected officials.”
Martin Luther King Republicans
Tillman organized the Martin Luther King Republicans in 2008 to provide an alternative to voters in Illinois who felt ignored by both parties and held conservative and constitutional values.He also a Heritage Foundation Academy Fellow and producer of Jimmy Lee Underground Radio Network. He has authored the highly recognized Tillman’s Handbook of Great Black American Patriots and guide to the National Parks and Landmarks, Statues, Museums, and Historic Places dedicated to them.
Jimmy Lee Tillman II Responds to President Biden’s January 7th Economic Report