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Old 11-18-2013, 11:58 PM  
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Claim: Census faked 2012 pre-election Jobs report

Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report
By John Crudele

November 18, 2013 | 8:06pm


In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington.

The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.

And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
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.

Ironically, it was Labor’s demanding standards that left the door open to manipulation.

Labor requires Census to achieve a 90 percent success rate on its interviews — meaning it needed to reach 9 out of 10 households targeted and report back on their jobs status.

Census currently has six regions from which surveys are conducted. The New York and Philadelphia regions, I’m told, had been coming up short of the 90 percent.

Philadelphia filled the gap with fake interviews.

“It was a phone conversation — I forget the exact words — but it was, ‘Go ahead and fabricate it’ to make it what it was,” Buckmon told me.
Census, under contract from the Labor Department, conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.

Interviews with some 60,000 household go into each month’s jobless number, which currently stands at 7.3 percent. Since this is considered a scientific poll, each one of the households interviewed represents 5,000 homes in the US.

Buckmon, it turns out, was a very ambitious employee. He conducted three times as many household interviews as his peers, my source said.

By making up survey results — and, essentially, creating people out of thin air and giving them jobs — Buckmon’s actions could have lowered the jobless rate.

Buckmon said he filled out surveys for people he couldn’t reach by phone or who didn’t answer their doors.

But, Buckmon says, he was never told how to answer the questions about whether these nonexistent people were employed or not, looking for work, or have given up.

But people who know how the survey works say that simply by creating people and filling out surveys in their name would boost the number of folks reported as employed.

Census never publicly disclosed the falsification. Nor did it inform Labor that its data was tainted.

“Yes, absolutely they should have told us,” said a Labor spokesman. “It would be normal procedure to notify us if there is a problem with data collection.”
Census appears to have looked into only a handful of instances of falsification by Buckmon, although more than a dozen instances were reported, according to internal documents.

In one document from the probe, Program Coordinator Joal Crosby was ask in 2010, “Why was the suspected … possible data falsification on all (underscored) other survey work for which data falsification was suspected not investigated by the region?”

On one document seen by The Post, Crosby hand-wrote the answer: “Unable to determine why an investigation was not done for CPS,” or the Current Population Survey — the official name for the unemployment report.
With regard to the Consumer Expenditure survey, only four instances of falsification were looked into, while 14 were reported.

I’ve been suspicious of the Census Bureau for a long time.

During the 2010 Census report — an enormous and costly survey of the entire country that goes on for a full year — I suspected (and wrote in a number of columns) that Census was inexplicably hiring and firing temporary workers.
I suspected that this turnover of employees was being done purposely to boost the number of new jobs being report each month. (The Labor Department does not use the Census Bureau for its other monthly survey of new jobs — commonly referred to as the Establishment Survey.)

Last week I offered to give all the information I have, including names, dates and charges to Labor’s inspector general.

I’m waiting to hear back from Labor.

I hope the next stop will be Congress, since manipulation of data like this not only gives voters the wrong impression of the economy but also leads
lawmakers, the Federal Reserve and companies to make uninformed decisions.
To cite just one instance, the Fed is targeting the curtailment of its so-called quantitative easing money-printing/bond-buying fiasco to the unemployment rate for which Census provided the false information.

So falsifying this would, in essence, have dire consequences for the country.


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Old 11-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #16
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So one guy falsified several out of 60,000 interviews back in 2010, and that translates to the Nov 2012 jobs report being "faked"?

In an article by a NY Post editorial writer, I guess that counts as logic.
You prove that you're not actually interested in honesty and fidelity when you spin it like this. You're interested in covering up.

Here's what the article actually said on this point:

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.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #17
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Didn't the CEO from GE call bullshit on the job reports numbers when it came out in 2012?
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:24 PM   #18
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So one guy falsified several out of 60,000 interviews back in 2010, and that translates to the Nov 2012 jobs report being "faked"?

In an article by a NY Post editorial writer, I guess that counts as logic.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:31 PM   #19
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:51 PM   #20
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:04 PM   #21
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So one guy falsified several out of 60,000 interviews back in 2010, and that translates to the Nov 2012 jobs report being "faked"?

In an article by a NY Post editorial writer, I guess that counts as logic.
Of course, Obama didn't know about it, he heard it on the news like all the rest of us.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #22
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Still Bush's fault.
Bush was in office before him, so it's really Bush's fault. /BRC
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #23
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Oh, you mean the way unemployment fell from 8.2% in July of 2012 to 7.8% right before the election is still a mystery?

California Cooked Obama Election Unemployment Numbers

New jobless data released on Thursday appear to verify charges that California withheld unemployment claims to help bolster the re-election chances of U.S. President Barack Obama.

The controversy started on October 11, when stats released by the US Department of Labor showed jobless claims down significantly, having fallen by 30,000 to 339,000, their lowest level since February 2008.

- See more at: http://www.therightperspective.org/2....MUADqi1j.dpuf
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #24
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How can even left-wing wackos not be terrified of this regime?
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:48 PM   #25
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How can even left-wing wackos not be terrified of this regime?
It's because they have the same mentality as communists, "the ends justify the means" to justify their ends to power and control. Progs/libs in this country share so much with their brethren, the communists but are in huge denial. It's because the libs/progs have owned the culture for so long, they have successfully downplayed communism, in order to bring their own brand to America. It's so sad to see play out in America these days but the failure is right before them, why communism/statisms fail.

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How can even left-wing wackos not be terrified of this regime?
Because Obama is a gracious and merciful King.
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It's because they have the same mentality as communists, "the ends justify the means" to justify their ends to power and control.
It reminds me of Dan Rather and his fake George W. Bush documents.

At first the libs around here humped them all day long. Then when the documents were called into question they were called here "allegedly fake", and finally "fake but true". It's ok to fake them, after all, because I was doing it for the right reasons.

Contrast this with the birther nonsense. There was no end to liberal indignation over the idea of quesitoning Obama's citizenship and yet they argued from silence all day long about Bush's national guard service.

When Conservatives do it, it's because they are racists. When liberals do it it's ok, because they have goodness in their hearts.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #28
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Oh, you mean the way unemployment fell from 8.2% in July of 2012 to 7.8% right before the election is still a mystery?

California Cooked Obama Election Unemployment Numbers

New jobless data released on Thursday appear to verify charges that California withheld unemployment claims to help bolster the re-election chances of U.S. President Barack Obama.

The controversy started on October 11, when stats released by the US Department of Labor showed jobless claims down significantly, having fallen by 30,000 to 339,000, their lowest level since February 2008.

- See more at: http://www.therightperspective.org/2....MUADqi1j.dpuf
This post seems to be written by somebody who has no idea what they are talking about. Jobless claims data and the unemployment rate data are completely separate, they have nothing to do with each other.
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This post seems to be written by somebody who has no idea what they are talking about. Jobless claims data and the unemployment rate data are completely separate, they have nothing to do with each other.
And the problem is you, and the vast majority of other libturds miss is, Obummer, and his worthless admin have lied to all of us time, and time again, but none of you seem to see this as a problem??????????

It's been case after case of deception, to keep the Dumbocrats in power, and we still have people so stupid, that they keep voting for this sickness.
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And the problem is you, and the vast majority of other libturds miss is, Obummer, and his worthless admin have lied to all of us time, and time again, but none of you seem to see this as a problem??????????

It's been case after case of deception, to keep the Dumbocrats in power, and we still have people so stupid, that they keep voting for this sickness.
This has nothing to do with the president.
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