Left-leaning Chris Wallace called our new Imperial Transportation Minister out on his obvious lies. “Why mislead folks?” Wallace demanded to know, over and over. Openly homosexual Pete Buttigieg likes to believe that Christianity has a place for gays, no matter what the Bible has to say. That’s earned him the nickname “Pastor Pete.” The former mayor and presidential hopeful plays just as fast and loose with facts and statistics as he does with the scripture.
Pete Buttigieg goes down
The official Palace Minister for Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, went down in flames on Faux News over the weekend. Left-leaning weasel Chris Wallace showed him no mercy on Sunday, hammering him relentlessly for his statistical lies.
The freshly appointed official has been claiming that the $2 trillion His Wisdom plans to throw at the infrastructure problem will “create 19 million more jobs.” That’s a lie. “No it won’t,” Wallace insists. “Why mislead folks?” Well, the answer to that is to make it look like Joe Biden is doing something productive but he didn’t say that.
Transport Minister Pete was never expecting the liberal Wallace to start fact-checking his statistics but the grilling was relentless. Chris does not like how the palace is “selling this plan.” You “all like to say that U.S. infrastructure is ranked 13th in the world,” he noted, then debunked it.
The Washington Post, Wallace pointed out, reports how the numbers were fudged to make the Imperial plan look good. We may be in 13th place behind itty-bitty countries saturated with oil like the United Arab Emirates, or the tiny trading hubs of Singapore and Hong Kong, but “among the ten largest countries geographically in the world, including China and Russia, the United States ranked first in infrastructure.”
Pete was left gasping and groping for answers but Wallace kept pounding. “Why not be straight about the conditions in the U.S. to the American people?” Because liberals can’t handle the truth. “Well,” Buttigieg replied, “the American people already know our infrastructure needs a lot of work.”
Just look at the report cards, he insists. “The American Society of Civil Engineers rates our infrastructure. We’ve been getting a lot of Cs and Ds.” He has to convince everyone that the price tag is worth the investment but it’s a tough sell. Wallace didn’t make it any easier.
Extraordinary support for the package
When Pete finally managed to squeeze in an answer, he ran for cover by declaring everybody loves the idea, there is “extraordinary Republican and Independent and Democratic support for this package among the American people,” he promises. Just not in Congress, Wallace reminded.
“Not necessarily in Congress, however.” That’s when he pulled out another fact-check card. “I want to give you another fact check: All of you in the Biden administration have been selling this plan as a huge jobs creator.” To back that up he played a clip from Buttigieg’s interview last Sunday.
Pete happily chirped to NBC that “the American jobs plan is about a generational investment. It’s gonna create 19 million jobs and we’re talking about economic growth that’s gonna go on years and years.”
FALSE! Chris Wallace knows better. He did his homework.
“It turns out the study you’re citing from Moody’s Analytics says the economy will add 16.3 million jobs without the infrastructure bill.” Those will happen anyway, no matter what the palace does. The real impact of the proposal is only “2.7 million more.” That’s a lie, Wallace prodded.
“So it doesn’t” create 19 million jobs. It creates 2.7 million. But that’s not what Pete said. “Again, Secretary Buttigieg, why mislead folks?” Looking like a trapped animal, the overwhelmed official decided to punt. “You’re right. I should have been more precise. The 19 million jobs that’ll be created are more than the jobs that will be created than if we don’t do the plan, and it’s very important to make this point.” Wallace noticed the sidestep.
“Right. But two million. Two million, not 19 million.” Wallace continued to verbally abuse Buttigieg until he promised to be more “precise.” The “bottom line is it’s going to add jobs and this is a direct refutation of people who are saying otherwise. So yeah, you’re right, I should be very precise. The difference in jobs that that particular analysis suggests is 2.7 million more. That is a great place to be.”