This report is like deja vu. I remember when the last unemployment numbers were released before the 2012 election and thinking those numbers just didn’t make any sense. Of course – we all knew that Obama wanted the stats to end up looking good for him, going into the election. Tell me if this report from the NY Post confirms your suspicions… or creates more questions.
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.
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.
The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.
You can read the full article here – http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/census-faked-2012-election-jobs-report/
For some reason I was under the impression the government collected the unemployment data from around the country to tell us the unemployment rate. Its also disturbing that this is how it is determined – of course having employees faking the results and deciding how to skew the country’s unemployment rate is also very disturbing. Do we have anyone in the government who is responsible to keep people honest or to hold them accountable for wrongdoing??