Skip to comments.FACT CHECK: LABOR SECRETARY SOLIS MISLEADS ON JOBS REVISIONS
Posted on 10/07/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by tobyhill
Suspicion about the federal government's September jobs report has fallen on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who appeared on CNBC this morning and defended the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), claiming--falsely--that upward revisions of 86,000 jobs were from the private sector. In fact, the new number is entirely accounted for by upwards revisions to state and federal government payrolls. The BLS reported that while only 114,000 jobs were created in September--which would have translated into a rise in unemployment from 8.1% to 8.2%--the unemployment rate fell dramatically to 7.8%. That unusual drop is the fastest in nearly three decades, and was unexpected even in the rosiest predictions. One reason for the rise was an upward revision of 86,000 to the July and August jobs numbers--all of which came from a 91,000 increase in the estimate of public sector jobs. Private sector job estimates were actually revised downward by 5,000. In addition, the BLS reported a large rise in the number of part-time jobs, adding 600,000 jobs to the total--a dramatic increase of 7.5%, not explained by any other economic indicators--and raising questions about whether the government had changed the way it counted part-time workers.
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Let’s continue to shove these facts in the faces of the Leftwing media to watch the bastards lie, lie, and lie!
The biggest one month drop in three decades, with little confirming evidence from other economic data, and timed just before a presidential election - and Solis is insulted that people are skeptical?
The Halloween Season is really underway. Lots of people in pumpkin lots, selling corn shucks, and costume shops. The unprecedented demand for Evil Romney Halloween masks alone accounted for 300,000 new temporary sales clerks.
They did whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ?
Romney & Ryan need to start using the U-6 numbers. The U-3 numbers are meaningless.
Wheres the allusion to “Communist”? I don’t see it mentioned.
Labor Secretary: Hilda Solis
According to Solis, Every worker in America has a right to be paid fairly, whether documented or not. In June 2010, Solis initiated a taxpayer-funded advertising and outreach campaign to illegal aliens regarding fair wages. In a video pitch, Solis said:
Im here to tell you that your president, your secretary of labor and this department will not allow anyone to be denied his or her rightful pay especially when so many in our nation are working long, hard and often dangerous hours. We can help, and we will help. If you work in this country, you are protected by our laws. And you can count on the U.S. Department of Labor to see to it that those protections work for you.
Also in June 2010, Solis indicated that the Labor Department would protect illegal immigrant laborers who were participating in efforts to clean up the beaches affected by the disastrous BP Oil spill that had started on April 20. involved in cleanup efforts. My purpose is to assist the workers with respect to safety and protection, she said. Were protecting all workers regardless of migration status because thats the federal law.
On April 5, 2012, Solis delivered a speech at Al Sharptons National Action Network, where she stated that imposing higher taxes on the wealthy was justified: Its about fairness, she said. Its about fairness in the workplace; its about fairness in education; and its about fairness in terms of what services are provided by government.... [T]hose that can afford it, the billionaires and millionaires ... want to pay more because they know its their obligation!
Jim Hoft, August 2, 2011
The White House was so proud of the fact that Secretary Solis spoke at this socialist rally that they posted the news on their blog.
NATIONAL PEOPLE'S ACTION (NPA)
NATIONAL PEOPLE’S ACTION (NPA) = wrong organization (not People Taking Action), but appears to be like-minded Marxist group
Actually, at the bottom of the White House graphic I previously posted, it DOES say “National People’s Action”.
Anytime I confronted my former pathological lying business partner on his lies, hed say, Im insulted. Hed keep it up as long as his lie was being questioned. Finally, I cut off that avenue for him by saying, Im fine with you being insulted. Or, terrific! Be insulted. Ive noticed since that if you corner a lire hell retreat to the being insulted defense. (The other person is supposed to apologize, which means you cant talk about the lie anymore.)
“One reason for the rise was an upward revision of 86,000 to the July and August jobs numbers—all of which came from a 91,000 increase in the estimate of public sector jobs. Private sector job estimates were actually revised downward by 5,000.”
So most of this was from an increase in government jobs. Actual private sector jobs were revised downward. Plenty of meat in here from R/R.