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Posted on 10/08/2012 6:20:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
I have had enough of being thought of as stupid. Im sick and tired of the media, the administration and the spin doctors putting statistics and information out that is so cock-eyed, it is laughable. It has been going on for a long time but this week the unemployment numbers were so ridiculous I thought I was watching an SNL comedy routine.
How in the world do they think that they can get away with something so ludicrous? If they wanted to manipulate the numbers to make Obama look good, they should have at least lowered the number to 8% or maybe 7.99999 to make their magic re-election number work, but no, they had to insult our intelligence by dropping the number .3% citing that 873,000 people found jobs! This was the biggest one month gain in nine years! Hmmm really?
The news reports and the Labor Secretary said that these numbers were gathered from calls to people in their homes who were asked whether they were working or not. Ok, I would have loved to have heard those calls. I can just imagine the questions:
Are you working?
What do you mean?
Well, are you employed or are you working from home?
Like what do you mean working from home?
Anything that would be considered work.
Oh yeah, hey, Im working on my tan.
Im working in the yard,
Im working around the house.
Im working on getting a higher score on my X-box game.
Yeah, I just worked and sold my collection of Life Magazines on Ebay.
Great! Perfect, youre working!
That is probably where they got the 873,000 number from.
This is insane! I am done with the media manipulation and blatant posturing to get this president re-elected. They will do anything and say anything for political gain. The assault on our intelligence for the past six months has reached an all time high.
Manipulating the unemployment numbers is one thing, but what really concerns me is the lying about our foreign policy. When the attack on our Embassy in Libya happened on 9/11, the lame excuse that it was caused by a stupid movie trailer was beyond reproach. The administration immediately covered up what we all know that they knew and sent their political lackeys out to spin a story that was so stupid even a child would question it. Still, they hoped that the stupid American public would hear it, buy it and go back to their lives not giving it much thought. Well maybe that was the case for the real stupid people, but not for all of us. Those of us who have a brain and are paying attention immediately saw the red flag and recognized this charade for what it was, a blatant cover-up to try and save Obamas foreign policy record.
This is treading on dangerous ground. When the government starts hiding the truth from the American people by sugar-coating it to make themselves look good, we are in serious trouble. This should make every American mad as hell and it should not be tolerated. The majority of us (I can only hope), are grown-ups and can understand what it going on. We are NOT stupid idiots that need to be protected and coddled because the information might be too harsh for us to handle. I dont want our government to be like Jack Nicolson in A Few Good Men when he screamed, You cant handle the truth! You know we are in too deep when that happens.
As long as they keep getting away with this they will keep doing it and it will continue to get worse. Already we heard Obama say that he doesnt even know what the deficit was when he came into office. Does he really expect us to believe that? He lives by poll numbers and statistics; he knows what the number was and just doesnt want to say it.
They are telling us that things are great and the economy is turning around. They want us to believe that money is worth something because the stock market is doing great. We are not stupid. Things are not as they seem. Look at gas prices, food prices and clothing costs. They tell us with a straight face that there is no inflation. Once again I ask .really?
The Fast and Furious scandal is another set of lies and cover-ups that just continues to unravel. Just last week Univision uncovered another layer of the story that connected the sale of guns to more murders of citizens in Mexico. Did you hear anything much about it? No, because the media was to fixated on the poll numbers for the upcoming election. You probably wont hear anything more about it either because the owner of Univisions wife, Cheryl Saban was just given a UN diplomatic post by President Obama.
All we ask as American citizens is that our government be honest with us. We know what we are dealing with if we have accurate information. The press has failed in its job of reporting facts accurately and now is only interested in its own agenda and ideology. Unfortunately there is mis-information everywhere and once it is out of the box it is hard to put it back in.
We must all look at the information given to us every day with a skeptical eye. Everything that we hear needs closer scrutiny. No longer can we be wide-eyed and innocent, accepting what the evening news or the New York Times reports to us. That may have worked in the past, but it doesnt work anymore. There are too many of us who dig deeper into stories and statistics and call people out on lies and misrepresentations. We are NOT stupid and we CAN handle the truth.
Well, anyone with an 80 IQ knows this is a fraudulent employment number, but that still leaves Mika on MSNBC trumpeting this “great” improvement. Wonder who helps her find the studio?
LOL! True, part time jobs were the biggest gain last month. But look at the chart! It is an outrageous blip and THE LARGEST GAIN IN EMPLOYMENT SINCE OBAMA was elected!
They put the ridiculous forged birth cert over on us, so now they figure they no limit to what stats they can manipulate.
You just eliminated 90% of the obama-bots. Anyone with an IQ over a cocker spaniel should be able to see through this BS, but they don't.
WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.
Colleges started up in August and September. What if these 7.xx % stats include all the workstudy students. Workstudy is very part time and limited in income. Almost always the income goes straight to pay the over-priced colleges.
Could this be the catalyst in the numbers sham ?
Agreed on the great column but the Obama Kool-aid Krowd sucked down every last drop. I challenged one on a gun forum board if he was familiar with the saying about “lies, damn lies, and statistics” and he left the thread rather than respond, exposing his statistical innumeracy.
This quote Im working on getting a higher score on my X-box game” isn’t far from the truth. There’s a guy in my Whole Foods thats 35, works there part time and spends up to 30 hours a week on his X-box “working” to improve his score. He talks about it non stop and with pride. This IS what America is doing with thier time. Youtube, X-box etc.
Probably goes a little somethin’ like this....
I am the manager of a big-box retail store. Most of my employees are part-time teens and twenty-somethings who have been raised with a sense of entitlement and the work ethic of a banana slug.
I know before I even post a schedule that half of them are going to call off their shift at least half the time. So instead of 50 part time employees I need to hire at least 75 just to cover my arse and try to have half a shot at plugging holes from all the no-shows.
Voila....25 new part-time jobs created. They may only yield 6 or 8 hours per week, but dammit, I created them!
Amazingly only one hour of work is needed to count as employed. The following is the definition of “employed people” entirely copied from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Employed people are those who, during the reference week
(a) did any work at all (for at least 1 hour) as paid employees;
worked in their own businesses, professions, or on their own farms; or
worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a family member or
(b) were not working, but who had a job or business from which they were temporarily absent because of
vacation, illness, bad weather, childcare problems, maternity or paternity leave, labor-management dispute, job
training, or other family or personal reasons whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs. Each employed person is counted only once, even if he or she holds more than one job.
Try the elimination of welfare to work changes made by Obama. Now many can go to school rather than work or seek work.
So....how can over 873,000 people come off the unemployment line......when
there were only a little over 114,000 jobs created?????
How the heck do I know!
BUT, luckily I found a transcript of a conversation between two “eminent
economists” discussing this very question!
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 7.8%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that’s 14.7%.
COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.
ABBOTT: 7.8% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 7.8% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 14.7%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 14.7% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 7.8%.
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 7.8% or 14.7%?
ABBOTT: 7.8% are unemployed. 14.7% are out of work.
COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, Obama said you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed.
You have to look for work to be unemployed.
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.
COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work can’t be counted with those who
look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.
COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out
of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks
of the unemployed.
COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles that would count as less
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how Obama gets it to 7.8%. Otherwise
it would be 14.7%. He doesn’t want you to read about 14.7% unemployment.
COSTELLO: That would be tough on his reelection.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to
bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier
of the two is to have Obama’s supporters stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like the Obama Economy Czar.
COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like Obama.
A lot of people will be very hesitant to lay out the time & money (or borrow the money) to go to school just to end up unemployed anyway.
I think eliminating the welfare-to-work requirement was about more than just to returning to the multi-generational welfare way of life - it was also to mask just how bad the job market is. The work requirement merely meant you had to be actively looking, and having so many people actively looking when there is nothing available was spreading the obvious truth to too many people (including ones who would normally vote Democrat).