Skip to comments.Census hiring blitz of 750,000 to cut jobless rate, offer boost to Obama (Big Lie Coming)
Posted on 04/23/2010 7:46:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
The U.S. Census Bureau expects to add up to 750,000 workers to its payroll by May, a hiring binge that could knock the unemployment rate down by as much as a half-point.
The once-a-decade census is coming at the best possible time for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, who have taken political lumps for more than a year over a jobless rate that stands at 9.7 percent.
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Someone rightfully reminded that thread of the DOG AND PONY SHOW that is the census...I found the link, and what you all to remember, and remind, your liberal friends and "NEWS" organizations in your towns--THIS IS A MIRAGE....
bad bad bad..temp jobs..would rather get mine in the mail instead of having strangers roaming my neighborhood
That is insane.
9.7-.5=9.2 - still way too high. And these “750,000 people” produce nothing.
lol this article is for march..isnt census over?
Obama is a fraud.
band-aid and make-up...
Not really, now comes the nasty part: people who didn’t fill out the form are visited by these temps until they give up and sign up. Ought to provide a lot of unhappiness across this great land. That’s a kind of production, I guess.
No worries. 0bama’s loony left policies are busy negating the effects of any census hiring . So far, weekly job claims and the unemployment rate have not gone down, despite massive census hiring. All that is gonna happen is, those who have given up on job seeking may decide to join the job market again, and keep the unemployment rate high. Given that real unemployment is hovering around 17%, I don't see the unemployment rate going anywhere.
How many were hired in previous censuses?
And I think the Post Office could have easily taken care of it ... for free.
Big government at its worst, and its most foolish.
Didn’t officially start until April 1. Don’t think the door to door people don’t start going till next week or later. First they have to find out who didn’t respond to the mailed version, then go to their door with nifty GPS, PDA, and a squad of DHS agents to make sure you answer the questions.
(okay just kidding about the last part, or am I...)
After the Census is over they can move right over to the TSA, since they will know how to intimidate people real well.
....and it will drop by 750K when the head count is over....
Well... I know someone who hired on for the Census to make some extra bucks....he was told by someone that they really do NOT have enough TO DO.....even though they called him in for another weeks worth of training! I think this is called MAKE WORK....and JOBS.
Lol... maybe the census can be taken a couple of times a month for the next 50 years?
I worked as a Questionnaire Assistance Center representative until April 19. It was $9.25/hr. to sit at library 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. More than likely, they’ll be calling me in early May to be one of Obama’s thugs. It’s NOT full employment.
Now I see how Joe Biden is arriving at his numbers.
Add 750,000 Census workers, see a drop of 500,000 in unemployemnt.
Net gain = 250,000
Yep, just kiddin. I am a Crew Leader for 15 enumerators. We will begin Non Response Follow Up on May 1. Just paper and pencil, no GPS nor ‘puters. It will be a fair amount of income for me over the next 10 weeks or so. Believe me, I am cognizant of the fact that these are tax dollars. Also aware that the Census is called for explicitly in the Constitution, just like the RKBA. It would be interesting to know how much money is spent on the Census, and how it compares with previous efforts.
My neighbor applied months ago and was told he would not start until next week. I think the majority of these hires are for the door to door “visits” now that they have identified who hasn’t mailed it back in.
Note that these are temporary jobs. What happens when the requirement for temps is over? Do these people become employees of SEIU or do they become enemployed, which will hurt the numbers?
“Now I see how Joe Biden is arriving at his numbers.”
Exactly what I was going to post. The administration is playing the old shell game.
Which is why I answered my Constitutionally obligated questions on April 2, about who was living at my house on April 1 (the requested date).
Pen and paper? Really? I thought they'd at least do it PDA or even netbook for easier data collection. Though that would eliminate a bunch of data entry positions.
They should just hire 300 Million. We could each count ourselves, get paid for it, and know unemployment down to zero — all at the same time.
Let’s see...300,000,000 x $1,000 each (sounds fair to me) is only $300 BILLION. Chump change to Obamessiah. I say “GO FOR IT”. I want my payola!
A job is something you do that actually adds monetary value to something.
A welfare check is something you get for doing something that has no monetary value.
Pencil and paper. Even get a little first grade pencil sharpener to carry.
In Article 1, Section 2, the Constitution includes the phrase:
[An] Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.
Emphasis on “as they shall by law direct.” I have read that this year’s questions closely resemble those of the 1800’s.
I was thinking the same thing. Haven’t we already had the Census “bump”? Forms are already due, right?
These aren’t real jobs.
First they are very temporary jobs, not permanent.
Second they are government jobs, not actually producing anything, but existing to take money out of the private economy because taxpayers have to pay these 750,000.
Third they are the very lowest level skill jobs. We didn’t just get 750,000 engineers, scientists, doctors, dentists, etc to work.
Bottom line is their long term effect is null.
....and it will drop by 750K when the head count is over....
That will be about July, August...just in time to sink in for the November elections.
This is the biggest waste of money I have ever heard. The govt grows by 750,000 workers. Do these workers get govt. perks? How long will they be on the payroll? With all these people working on fiat money, watch inflation skyrocket.
Also the Census will be a nightmare. People will be counted five or six times at least. No one will know what the real count is. There will be confusion everywhere and 0bama will take the numbers he wants. Such as more people in blue states than red states for sure.
I received two census forms. Seems that double-stuffing the census box, much like double-stuffing a Chicago ballot box requires a lot of manpower. Ex-ACORNers must be in charge of the project. It does not seem like a difficult task to tabulate but when you have an unlimited budget there’s no sense in scrimping.
These aren’t jobs, as such.
It’s like increasing the number of fleas on a dog.
It’s dead weight to a struggling, beaten-down private sector.
That is insane.”
What’ll they ‘do’ for 6 months? What a pathetic joke this admin is. Yeah, some focus on jobs, you pathetic socialist losers.
“And these 750,000 people produce nothing.”
And they’ll be unemployed again in 6 months.
“Note that these are temporary jobs.”
Double dip recession...the GREEEEEEEEAT recession - the obama recession...the obama depression...I know I’ve been depressed since he’s gotten into power.
“Also the Census will be a nightmare. People will be counted five or six times at least.”
Kind of like how the RATS count votes...pathetic, criminal enterprise. Mafiosos (I’m half Italian - so sue me.)
They will keep them doing something. Obama will never let go of 750k government jobs.
I know, that is my point. Joe Biden is out there saying we’ll have up to 500K jobs created in a month’s time...
this, I think, is WHY. But the LameStream Media will bow their knees and sing praise to Hussein.
no, people who do not send back their census get a knock on the door by an Obamabot.
Added this to Monster Ping ...
And Obama-nomics link list ...
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Earth Day 0-bamas [and Thrifty too]
Government Motors Repayment Fraud
O’s Wall St. Rx: This ‘fix’ won’t fly
GOP ramps up attacks on SEC over porn surfing (Same “Independent” SEC that takes orders from Obama)
FRAUD! ON TAXPAYER COMPUTERS...
BARNEY FRANK BLAMES GOP...
One-Fourth of Nonprofits Are to Lose Tax Breaks
Alert! GM Lies in New Ad on Its Repayment of Bailout Money
If the Obama administration was smart, they would employ all the unemployment people and pay them the same amount a month that they get in unemployment benefits.
As you say, what goes up will come down, so what feels good in May will look worse in July closer to the mid-terms.
If all the new ‘jobs’ that Obama and Biden are promising is in the federal employees sector, then it just means we are going deeper into debt. We have to pay the salaries of all those employees.
“The U.S. Census Bureau expects to add up to 750,000 workers to its payroll by May, a hiring binge that could knock the unemployment rate down by as much as a half-point. “
The ‘unemployment rate’ is being calculated incorrectly.
The proper way would be to lump government employees in with the unemployed. We have to pay their salary, so they are like having relatives you have to take in, feed and clothe, and you don’t get any tax break for it either.
Matter of fact, you are paying your taxes and their taxes (since you pay their salary).
The new method for calculating the unemployment rate would also be a stimulus to eliminate unnecessary federal positions.