Sinister Labor Department Wants America To Have Jobs
This is not news, people. Stop acting surprised that a new report on the economy and job creation comes out every month from the U.S. Department of Labor. Stop getting all freaked out when the number goes up .0002 percent or down .000002 percent.
Conspiracy theorists are upset because the dramatic .2 percent drop in the unemployment rate must help Obama, so that means it must be some juked stats. Of course, the jobs report has always been a little strange.
No one seems to have the answer to the all-important question: Is the economy improving or not? Who can be trusted to give an accurate report on the economy? Everyone, the theorists say, wants to take the numbers and manipulate them for their own agendas. Does that mean the Labor Department can be manipulated?
After all, politicians are having a field day with the economy and policy decisions are made based on whether or not officials think the economy is improving. And since the economy is such a hot button topic for the upcoming election – at the national, state, and local levels – any news on the economy immediately sends the candidates into a frenzy, spinning the results for their own purpose. And if the election is to be partially decided by candidates who can “better handle” the economy, wouldn’t it help to have a clear indication of what kind of shape the economy is really in?
I’m just asking. The fact remains — polling doesn’t tell us anything. Last week, Romney was up by five points. These numbers, which are, it should be noted, subject to revision by the nonpartisan Department of Labor, came out during his bounce. Now Obama’s back up by five, according to Wednesday’s Gallup poll… which was done on Monday and Tuesday.
Someone said: “The numbers don’t lie.” They may not lie, but they may not be true either…
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