This week's Whopper of the Week goes to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the former GOP presidential candidate whose acounting for job losses under the Obama administration ignored one side of the labor ledger.
Perry inaccurately claimedthat President Barack Obama “has overseen the loss of 1.4 million jobs.” Perry is referring to job statistics in 34 states that have lost jobs since Obama took office, ignoring the 16 states that have gained jobs, according to the nonpartisan Web site FactCheck.org.
The total job loss in all 50 states under Obama is about 552,000 through May 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Perry's claims are a good reminder for voters to be wary of any math out on the campaign trail.