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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.


http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/census-...n-jobs-report/
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #61
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Reset this for a second:
I don't see anything supporting a faked 2012 report.
I see stuff that contradicts the assertion.
The original article making the assertion doesn't say "still under investigation," so I assume that's all they got.
I'm open to facts supporting that the 2012 report was faked.
Let me know when you have such facts.
You still cannot see all of the corruption of the Dumbocrat party???? I mean really, are you Helen Keller reincarnated???? It wouldn't matter to you what proof we present, because you'll ignore it like the batshit crazy communist liberal that you are.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #62
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You still cannot see all of the corruption of the Dumbocrat party???? I mean really, are you Helen Keller reincarnated???? It wouldn't matter to you what proof we present, because you'll ignore it like the batshit crazy communist liberal that you are.
It does matter what proof you present. It matters a lot. Present some that supports the assertion that the 2012 report was faked.

It appears that it doesn't matter to you what proof/lack of proof is presented. You'll take anything as long as you like the narrative.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #63
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It does matter what proof you present. It matters a lot. Present some that supports the assertion that the 2012 report was faked.

It appears that it doesn't matter to you what proof/lack of proof is presented. You'll take anything as long as you like the narrative.
This is an out, and out lie by you. I remember reading how many put up proof of the Benghazi mess, which you went to great lengths to try to disprove, and/or discredit. The 2012 report is still under investigation, but what will you do when it is proved to be falsified? Ignore that info again, like you have in the past with other scandals that have been proved to be lied about by Obummer??
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #64
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This is an out, and out lie by you. I remember reading how many put up proof of the Benghazi mess, which you went to great lengths to try to disprove, and/or discredit. The 2012 report is still under investigation, but what will you do when it is proved to be falsified? Ignore that info again, like you have in the past with other scandals that have been proved to be lied about by Obummer??
You're saying it is still under investigation, yet it appears you have already come to a conclusion--a conclusion that contradicts the known facts.

Instead, you're giving me shit about what I will do in the future under a hypothetical, as-yet-unsubstantiated situation.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #65
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You're saying it is still under investigation, yet it appears you have already come to a conclusion--a conclusion that contradicts the known facts.

Instead, you're giving me shit about what I will do in the future under a hypothetical, as-yet-unsubstantiated situation.
It's based upon everything you've done in the past. Are you saying you have changed???? ROTF

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #66
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From the article:

"So bottom line, there are some issues with the article itself (the meat doesn't match the explosive headline) and the data also doesn't quite line up. But we're still looking into it, and are eager to hear what the Department of Labor and the Census Department are saying."

Read where they don't think the article they are commenting on, adds up but neither to the numbers they are investigating. They then claim they are still investigating it. So really much ado about nothing you but in your crazy libtard manner, you'll try to spin anything for your party, you dumbass.

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JFC you really need to brush up on those reading skills.

They're saying the OP's article and the data that they are saying are faked don't fit with what actually happened. With that being said, they reached out to the Census Department and BLS to see if they had a comment.

I will say that you have shown an impressive display of completely ignoring the relevant points in the article to misread a paragraph and fit it to your own confirmation bias.

Now, **** off and head back to whatever shit hole you crawled out of.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:50 PM   #67
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Quit deflecting, go read the OP, you lazy bastard. Or go back to Daily KOS or Democrat Underground with all the other DUmmies that buy in to your bullshit. You know, the shit sandwiches that your democrat party keeps trying to serve up to Americans. There, you'll have more than plenty asking for seconds at those places.


Yes, because Business Insider is clearly just a liberal rag.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:07 PM   #68
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Yes, because Business Insider is clearly just a liberal rag.
Well, they didn't debunk anything either, with more to investigate, like you had wished,

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JFC you really need to brush up on those reading skills.

They're saying the OP's article and the data that they are saying are faked don't fit with what actually happened. With that being said, they reached out to the Census Department and BLS to see if they had a comment.

I will say that you have shown an impressive display of completely ignoring the relevant points in the article to misread a paragraph and fit it to your own confirmation bias.

Now, **** off and head back to whatever shit hole you crawled out of.


Well, it's true, their investigation is incomplete in that last paragraph, it's you that took it as complete to try to debunk this, you freakin' idiot. Now go make me a burrito, bitch.



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