Venture capitalist Ken Langone doesn’t buy the phony-baloney jobs numbers, either:
Joining a heated debate over the state of the U.S. jobs picture, the Home Depot founder and Geeknet CEO said the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report was probably inaccurate.
Langone defended former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, who caused a stir Friday morning when he charged on Twitter: “Unbelievable jobs numbers … these Chicago guys will do anything … can’t debate so change numbers.”
“I give Jack a lot of credit for being there and standing out. It makes it easier for me because he and I share the same point of view,” Langone told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “But I give him a lot of credit for saying publicly, ‘Damn it, these numbers don’t make sense.'”
It’s almost as though the job creators don’t think Obama can create any jobs.