Obama admin “faked” unemployment data leading to 2012 elections

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The U.S. government in the final months leading up to the 2012 presidential election released “faked” unemployment data, according to a bombshell report from the New York Post.
    If These Claims by Reliable Sources Are Proven True, the Obama Administration Will Be Dealing With Another Huge Scandal

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (Getty Images)

    Recall that the unemployment rate from August to September dropped precipitously to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent. This raised more than a few eyebrows, most notably from former General Electric CEO Jack Welch.

    “Unbelievable jobs numbers,” Welch said in an Oct. 5 tweet, “these Chicago guys will do anything…can’t debate so change numbers.”

    He was quickly attacked by cable news pundits and branded by one group as an “unemployment-rate truther.”

    But if appears Welch’s suspicions may have not been so farfetched after all.

    The pre-election numbers were “manipulated” and the government agency responsible for the report (the U.S. Census Bureau) knew it, the Post alleges, citing “reliable sources.”...

    ...The source, who said he’s willing to speak to the Labor Department and Congress about the false data if asked to do so, said unemployment data manipulation continues to this day.

    And the manipulation supposedly involves more than just one rogue employee.

    The one employee who was caught two years ago, one Julius Buckmon, told the Post that he cooked the data at the direction of his supervisors.

    The Post’s John Crudele explains how Buckmon supposedly manipulated the data:

    Ironically, it was Labor’s demanding standards that left the door open to manipulation.

    Labor requires Census to achieve a 90 percent success rate on its interviews — meaning it needed to reach 9 out of 10 households targeted and report back on their jobs status.

    Census currently has six regions from which surveys are conducted. The New York and Philadelphia regions, I’m told, had been coming up short of the 90 percent.

    So how did Philadelphia fill the gap? With fake interviews, according to the Post.

    “It was a phone conversation — I forget the exact words — but it was, ‘Go ahead and fabricate it’ to make it what it was,” Buckmon said.

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    If true, despicable and scandalous. Unfortunately, I don't think if the true numbers had come out it would have changed the outcome of the election.
     
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    I remember when those numbers came out and most of the conservatives blasted the drop because all other factors pointed towards a rise in unemployment. Does this really surprise anyone? Nothing is beyond these liberals who are in charge. It is Chicago politics running wild. Just think about all that we don't see. There is no telling what horrible things they are doing to fool the American population. This man needs to be IMPEACHED.
     
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    Well the problem with that is if this admin had thought so they would not have faked it.
     
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    From your link:


    "I hope the next stop will be Congress, since manipulation of data like this not only gives voters the wrong impression of the economy but also leads lawmakers, the Federal Reserve and companies to make uninformed decisions.

    To cite just one instance, the Fed is targeting the curtailment of its so-called quantitative easing money-printing/bond-buying fiasco to the unemployment rate for which Census provided the false information.

    So falsifying this would, in essence, have dire consequences for the country."
     
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    Most corrupt presidency ever.
     
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    It probably would not have changed the outcome due to the nature of the Electoral College. However, it is never too late to do something about it. As I recall, tampering with the 1972 Presidential election brought down a President, and that administration looks like a group of saints compared to this one.
     
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    Rotten manipulative ................:mad::mad:
     
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    Obama gets away with everything. Actually, he is the best Democrat ever especially when compared to Democrats like Wilson and Roosevelt and Carter.
     

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