It was a big deal when unemployment dipped below 8% last year — just in time for the presidential election. There was a national sigh of relief, you could almost hear it. And then Obama was safely re-elected.
Just one problem, though. The numbers were made up:
Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.
And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.
“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.
The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.
So what’s the real unemployment rate? We know it isn’t 7.3%, or whatever the new headline number is. But now we can’t trust the broader U-6 figures, either. The state of employment in this country is probably something like the status of Healthcare.gov — lousy, but somewhat easier to hide.
All this comes from Jeff Carter (via Glenn Reynolds) who adds:
The Obama administration has faked the census numbers that are used to compile unemployment statistics. Government stats are now no more believable than anything you read in the old Pravda. We know that China fakes most of their numbers. But, they aren’t a democratic country.
We know Obama lied about healthcare. We know he lied about Benghazi. He tells fibs about other things in the name of politics. But, no administration should ever intentionally lie about Labor statistics, crop reports or market moving government statistics.
Lies throw the capitalistic market mechanism off its kilter because it screws up transparency.
Transparency, truth, lives — none of these things matter when there’s an election at stake. These people — these Chicago thugs — are after power, and they mean to keep it.
Honestly, “President Biden” is the only reason not to impeach the lying SOB.