Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report"

"In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington."
The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.

And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
Jack Welch, former GE CEO, raised questions, at the time, in a tweet, which, Chris Matthews and Anderson Cooper chose to focus on the tone of the tweet and not so much on the allegation. 
Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.

And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.
NY Post, Update: "House probes Census over ‘fake’ results"

30 comments:

edutcher said...

We keep getting closer and closer to that revelation I'm betting is coming some day.

PS Notice, according to the WaPo, if the election were held today, the Romster would win.

Michael Haz said...

This administration lies about everything. Everything.

edutcher said...

Barry's polling at new lows, according to Black Rock.

That's why we're seeing all these revelations.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

We're all victims.

Remember that.

We're all victims.

Shouting Thomas said...

SBO is still Prez, isn't he?

Remember all those promises to "focus on the economy like a laser?"

That ain't happening. Given Obama's general incompetence, maybe that's a good thing.

Guaranteed dead in the water economy until he's gone.

Shouting Thomas said...

That's "SOB," not "SBO."

Have no idea what an "SBO" would be.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Small-bowel obstruction, so it still made sense.

bagoh20 said...

If true it means that the unemployment number that everyone knows is already complete bullshit and deceptively low had to be faked even lower. That is a bold admission of failure.

What is strangely stupid about the cheating party is that their propensity to cheat and lie is an admission of failure in real terms, and that they understand that their political success depends on deception about the real things. So if you are one of these people, it means you knowingly support failure, and if given a choice, prefer it.

The smart people.

Michael Haz said...

Obama and Jarrett were taught taqiyya.

deborah said...

Right about now people are going to notice. There's only so much the media can spin away.

KCFleming said...

Facts are racist.

bagoh20 said...

I don't see why they thought this was necessary knowing the awesomeness of the man's pants crease.

KCFleming said...

There's no unemployment, they are just transitioning into their new better jobs, augmented by generous government subsidies.

Sixty Grit said...

Baghdad Rit Mo says there are no lies in Washington. Repeat, no lies!

AllenS said...

I don't think that this will come as any surprise to anyone here, but they are still lieing.

Valentine Smith said...

Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip.

The Big 0 already wishes he had lost the election.

I'm just wondering when they start loading him up with psychotropics so he can double down on his neurosis-driven agenda. If, indeed, he still has one.

The ironic part of all this is that his weirdness all can be laid at the feet of his malcontent, social misfit, white mother.

Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip.

Icepick said...

Have no idea what an "SBO" would be.

I assumed Somewhat Black Obama.

ricpic said...

Politicizing the Census Bureau was a brilliant move by Obama's operatives. What better way to legitimize their narrative than with doctored statistics from one of the few government departments that is still highly trusted by the general public.

Icepick said...

They did encounter one problem with their work at the Census Bureau: The Tea Party insurgency in 2010 was deep and broad, and included winning lots of state legislatures. The resulting Republican-favoring gerrymandering of districts in those states give the Rs a fighting chance of holding the House through 2022, or at least not getting too crushed.

Overall demographic trends continue to heavily favor Democrats, even without an immigration 'reform' bill. But remember that Florida is more and more a blue state every day. It's going to be tough for the Rs to win the White House when they're conceding the first, third, and fourth largest states right out of the box.

Icepick said...

PS Notice, according to the WaPo, if the election were held today, the Romster would win.

PPS This don't mean shit, as the election was about 54 weeks ago.

Mitch H. said...

Facts are racist.

Of course - there is bourgeois truth, and revolutionary truth!

bagoh20 said...

"Brutal Quinnipiac poll of Colorado: Obama’s job approval at 36/59, Hillary now trails three Republican contenders"

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/11/20/brutal-quinnipiac-poll-of-colorado-obamas-job-approval-at-3659-hillary-now-trails-three-republican-contenders/

bagoh20 said...

"Hispanic Republican Woman Elected to Wisconsin Legislature Special Elections Show Surprising GOP Strength."

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/364410/hispanic-republican-woman-elected-wisconsin-legislature-special-elections-show

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bagoh20 said...

"Youth in Revolt Against Obama! 54% of Millennials Now Disapprove of Him!"

"According to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, 54 percent of folks ages 18 to 29 disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing. In March 2009, fully 60 percent approved of the guy."

http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/20/youth-in-revolt-against-obama-54-of-mill

bagoh20 said...

Obama may be the messiah after all, just not for the faithful.

bagoh20 said...

I think I'm getting a thrill up my leg.

Michael Haz said...

Bago - I was boots-on-the-ground for that Wisconsin legislative election you mentioned. We thought the R would win, but the margin was much larger. Southern Milwaukee County is a swing area - it sometimes goes R, sometimes D. Getting 56% of the vote was a stunner.

Good candidate, decent campaign, but not heavily financed. We think it may be a weathervane for the gubernatorial election in 2014.

Unknown said...

The words "Hillary trails" sends a thrill up my leg.

Calypso Facto said...

Good work, Haz. It was fun hearing supposed "leaders" of the Latino community choke out congratulations to the newest GOP Assemblyman today.