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Allen West alleges Obama administration cooking the books on jobs numbers

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Oct 8, 2012.

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    On Friday, the Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate had fallen three-tenths of a percent, from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, a pivotal but increasingly criticized statistic suggesting the economy is improving with just a month to go until the presidential election.

    General Electric CEO Jack Welch promptly accused the White House of playing fast and loose with the data to strengthen President Barack Obama’s political position, and Florida Republican Rep. Allen West echoed that criticism on Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” with host Tyler Mathisen.

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    Romney adviser says jobless report ‘damning’

    Senior Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie dismissed questions Sunday about whether the Labor Department’s unemployment figures have been manipulated for political purposes, saying, “The numbers themselves are very damning.”

    In appearances on the Sunday talk shows, Mr. Gillespie and other Mitt Romney surrogates followed the lead of their candidate, opting against wading into the “jobs truther” conspiracy some Obama critics have alluded to since Friday’s jobs report, which came two days after the president’s disappointing first debate performance.

    Instead, Mr. Gillepsie argued that the Labor Department ‘s monthly unemployment report fails to tell the whole story.

    “Unemployment has come down since President Obama took office because for every new job created, more than six workers have left the labor force,” Mr. Gillespie told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”

    Read more: Romney adviser says jobless report 'damning' - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...gillespie-jobs-numbers-damning/#ixzz28hI7Wedu
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