behonestOn this April Fools Day, the U.S. government announced that 216,000 new jobs were created in March, lowering the unemployment rate to 8.8%.

If those numbers were real, wouldn’t they be accompanied by news of where the job growth had come from? Instead, President Obama made the announcement in front of a group of UPS (union workers).

By throwing in his lot with union bosses, Wall Street bankers, and Al Sharpton, Mr. Obama has proven to be a pragmatic politician (of the Boss Tweed variety). But ultimately his pragmatism has not helped with meaningful job creation, nor is it moving American society to reverse years of self-destructive behavior. Instead, Mr. Obama and his team are looting the United States of whatever still remains after the profligate Bush years.