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Old 10-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by FD View Post
I know that this is the middle of a heated election season, and that people's politics will trump reason most of the time, but I just want to say that as a neutral party here, and someone who knows economists at BLS, Labor Dept, and BEA, that the idea that politicians can influence the data is utter nonsense. The methods of collecting and analyzing these data are public and transparent, and the economists working on them guard their independence extremely jealously.

You can argue that the economy still sucks if you want, but please avoid baseless conspiracy theorizing.
Uh, you do realize who you're talking to, don't you? If the data doesn't support their point of view, the numbers are wrong.
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