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FACT CHECK: LABOR SECRETARY SOLIS MISLEADS ON JOBS REVISIONS
breitbart ^ | 10/5/2012 | by JOEL B. POLLAK

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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1 posted on 10/07/2012 11:32:49 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Let’s continue to shove these facts in the faces of the Leftwing media to watch the bastards lie, lie, and lie!


2 posted on 10/07/2012 11:36:41 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tobyhill

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?


3 posted on 10/07/2012 11:38:31 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: tobyhill
"600,000 part-time jobs"

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.

4 posted on 10/07/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: All

They did whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ?


5 posted on 10/07/2012 11:41:17 AM PDT by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: fhayek

Yup!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/vas-is-das-u3-unemployment-falls-to-7-8-but-u6-unemployment-remains-at-14-7/


6 posted on 10/07/2012 11:41:29 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: tobyhill

Romney & Ryan need to start using the U-6 numbers. The U-3 numbers are meaningless.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 11:41:34 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Gene Eric

RR needs to jump on this and hammer it.

And, let me say again:

There is no lie the Democrats will not tell for Obama.

There is no lie they will not tell.


8 posted on 10/07/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: tobyhill
“In June 2008, [Hilda] Solis sent a caseworker from her East Los Angeles office, Elana Henry, to represent her at a workers’ rights forum organized by Socialist International, which has close ties to the Democratic Socialists of America and bills itself as the worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties. On a previous occasion twelve years earlier, Solis had sent another representative (Antonio Aguilar) to serve as a presenter at a major Communist Party USA event.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1247

9 posted on 10/07/2012 12:18:14 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tobyhill

Wheres the allusion to “Communist”? I don’t see it mentioned.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 12:21:35 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: tobyhill
Again from David Horowitz’s DiscoverTheNetworks.org:

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:

“I’m 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. “We’re protecting all workers regardless of migration status because that’s the federal law.”

On April 5, 2012, Solis delivered a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, where she stated that imposing higher taxes on the wealthy was justified: “It’s about fairness,” she said. “It’s about fairness in the workplace; it’s about fairness in education; and it’s 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 it’s their obligation!”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1247

11 posted on 10/07/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: BunnySlippers
If Obama Administration Really Expects to Create Jobs Why Is Labor Secretary Solis Speaking at Anti-Capitalist Rallies?

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.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/08/if-obama-administration-really-expects-to-create-jobs-why-is-labor-secretary-solis-speaking-at-anti-capitalist-rallies /
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NATIONAL PEOPLE'S ACTION (NPA)


12 posted on 10/07/2012 12:38:31 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: fhayek
The biggest one month drop in three decades

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"That's unpossible."


13 posted on 10/07/2012 12:42:26 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Romney vs Obama, Round One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyNxHOZiQPA)
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To: BunnySlippers

NATIONAL PEOPLE’S ACTION (NPA) = wrong organization (not People Taking Action), but appears to be like-minded Marxist group


14 posted on 10/07/2012 12:46:35 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: BunnySlippers

Actually, at the bottom of the White House graphic I previously posted, it DOES say “National People’s Action”.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 12:48:35 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tobyhill

Anytime I confronted my former pathological lying business partner on his lies, he’d say, “I’m insulted.” He’d keep it up as long as his lie was being questioned. Finally, I cut off that avenue for him by saying, “I’m fine with you being insulted.” Or, “terrific! Be insulted.” I’ve noticed since that if you corner a lire he’ll retreat to the being insulted defense. (The other person is supposed to apologize, which means you can’t talk about the lie anymore.)


16 posted on 10/07/2012 1:10:03 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: tobyhill

“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.


17 posted on 10/07/2012 1:54:56 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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