Fake Jobs

I discussed this on Tammy Radio a couple of days ago so it’s nice to see Issa isn’t letting this go. The original story is from the New York Post and has the potential of being quite explosive. Let’s hope Issa gets to the bottom of it. By the way, I’m sure you’ll be as amused as I by the media’s repeated use of the word “fudged” to describe the very serious allegation of falsifying federal jobs numbers (the article I link to here as well as CBS for example). Obviously, finding a euphemism that’s as weak as possible tells us the media is still keeping itself warm in Obama’s lap.

Washington’s Top Watchdog Is Getting Involved In The Jobs Report-Rigging Story

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top watchdog in the House of Representatives, wants answers on a New York Post story alleging that Census Bureau workers manipulated data that went into the monthly unemployment report.
Issa, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Census Bureau Director John Thompson about the report on Tuesday evening, calling the allegations in the Post’s story “shocking.”

The article the article painted the picture, citing former employee Julius Buckmon and anonymous sources, that Census employees have manipulated data that has gone into the monthly unemployment report. It claims that employees conducting the household survey (the one that determines the unemployment rate) were pressured by higher-ups to fudge surveys to fill in data gaps when they could not get adequate response rates.

It also hints that one of these reports was an infamous pre-election one from September 2012 that former GE CEO Jack Welch and others claimed was intentionally fudged with.

Related coverage:

Video/Fox Nation: House Investigating Census Bureau Over ‘Fake’ 2012 Election Jobs Report

CBS: Issa demands answers after report of fudged unemployment data

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  1. ShArKy says:

    Looks like EINSTEIN struck again, eh? this guy has been about as useless as cracked windshield wiper blades during a severe thunderstorm. I’ll be more satisfied when a string of convictions starts to happen

  2. kwilder says:

    Warning to all TAMs… this is the same guy that investigated ‘Fast & Furious’ and ‘Benghazi’, so don’t expect much. Issa, along with most Republicans in Washington, has probably been marginalized by the Dems and this is all for show. I don’t think we can get to the bottom of anything until we put a fresh load of patriots in office with the sole intent of cleaning up that swamp.

    • Vintageport says:

      …yes a fresh load of patriots to replace the “load” in Congress and WH.

    • FrankRemley says:

      I’m willing to cut Issa some slack here. There are a helluva lot of scandals he and his committee have had to investigate. It’s almost as though Obummer and company are trying to stop his committee by overloading them.

  3. strider says:

    The fraudsters can’t get out of their own way. Senate majority leader (D) is trying to undo the filibuster. Why would he do that faced with the possibility of losing the majority? May be to seize the judicial branch.

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