Do you remember the first of the three presidential debates prior to the 2012 election?Republican candidate Mitt Romney soundly thrashed then President Barack Obama in the debate, causing Democrats to start panicking and Republicans and Libertarians to begin thinking that maybe, just maybe, we could see a change at the top and in the direction of our country.
But shortly after that, as if written into a script, a jobs report came out that stated the unemployment rate had dropped from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent. Obama supporters pointed to the numbers and said, “See, things are going in the right direction under Obama.” Others were too stunned to comment.
Two years prior to that time, the Census Bureau caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, and a New York Post source is saying that the deception went beyond that one employee and that it escalated at the time Obama was seeking re-election. The source, who says that this type of manipulation is continuing today, has told the New York Post that he or she is willing to speak with the Labor Department and Congress about this issue if asked to do so.
Not only did the Census Bureau fail to make the known fabrication public knowledge, it also failed to notify the Labor Department about it. And, it appears that the Census Bureau has looked into only a small minority of the falsification instances provided by the person who was caught, according to internal documents.
The New York Post is continuing to try to get to the bottom of this story, as will any other media that really wants to do its job properly. (In other words, the liberal mainstream media will ignore it and hope it goes away.)
If unemployment data was purposely falsified to try to swing an election, this is a huge miscarriage of justice. Not only does data manipulation give voters an inaccurate impression of the economy, it also leads lawmakers, the Federal Reserve and companies to make uninformed decisions.
Would it surprise you if it was proven that Obama’s first-term administration manipulated unemployment data to try to make things seem better than they really were prior to the 2012 election? Do you believe that our current administration would stoop that low? I’d love to hear from you about this.