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