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Nah, The Bureau of Labor Statistics Wouldn’t Fudge Unemployment Numbers Right Before a Presidential Election, Would They?

October 8, 2012
Bill Sardi

It’s a fact, you’re not going to get re-elected if unemployment rates are high. So just fudge the numbers and re-correct them at a later date (Jan. 2013) which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) typically does on a regular basis.

The latest new jobs numbers, this time for September ’12, reflects what America is becoming – a country that is fooling itself with phony numbers that go unchallenged by the nation’s news press. For example, 2.2% is the target rate of inflation published by the nation’s central bank – The Federal Reserve. But the actual rate of inflation is more like 9.3% (

With President Obama reeling backwards from the fresh thrashing in the first televised Presidential debate of the campaign, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stepped up to the plate and released a made-to-order report that says the unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly from 8.1 to 7.8%.

David Leonhart and Mark Lander, writing at a New York Times blog, said without questioning: “Jobs Report Brings Unexpected Good News for Obama.” CNN also punted and republished the government numbers without question, saying “Unemployment rate tumbles” in their headline story.  The Washington Post also sang the same wrong song.

PBS, which depends upon federal government funding, said: “A rare banner day on the jobs front, at least at first glance. The official unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent to 7.8…”

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. October 8, 2012 12:10 pm


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