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    Rookie Member catherineB's Avatar

    GOP accuses BLS of making up jobs file !!!

    Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report showed robust job growth and slam-dunked the unemployment rate from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent. The GOP wasted no time in shouting "conspiracy!"

    Questioning reports

    On Friday morning, General Electric former CEO Jack Welch accused the administration of making up the figures for the report:

    "Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers."

    Many people think that Mitt Romney was much better than Obama was in the presidential debate on Oct 3, which is also what Welch is referring to.

    Chicago is the city of President Obama's political roots, also as the base for his current campaign.

    Welch explained that he was not kidding about his comments, though he did not respond to other Tweets asking him to explain what he meant.

    Welch was in charge of General Electric for 20 years and is well-known. That is why his Tweet was re-Tweeted 2,361 times by noon on the same day the report was released.

    Peter Thies, of the headhunting firm Korn/Ferry International, said:

    “His words ring louder than many others and that’s just the fact of life for a CEO, especially a well-known corporate icon type CEO that he has been.”

    Welch is a staunch promoter of the Romney campaign. In January, he told NBC:

    “In my lifetime, Mitt Romney is the most qualified leader I’ve ever seen run for the presidency of the United States.”

    Others sign up for 'Neutron Jack'

    Welch earned the title “Neutron Jack” in the 1980s when he increased profits by cutting over 100,000 jobs. He was not the only one who thought the jobs report was suspicious. According to talk show host Laura Ingraham’s Twitter account:

    “Jobs #s from Labor Secretary Hilda Solis are total pro-Obama propaganda-labor force participation rate at 30-yr low. Abysmal!”

    There were many others who were worried about the legitimacy of the reports, such as columnist conn Carroll and the group Americans for Limited Government.

    Allegations are absurd, states left

    The White House has, of course, denied the allegations. Labor Secretary Solis appeared on CNN Friday to defend the report.

    She pointed out:

    “This is a methodology that's been used for decades. And it is insulting when you hear people just cavalierly say that somehow we're manipulating numbers."

    Alan Grueger is the White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman who revealed:

    “No serious person would question the integrity of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These numbers are put together by career employees. They use the same process every month. So I think comments like that are irresponsible.”

    Joel Naroff is an economist who explained that seeing shifts in unemployment figures is typical.

    “The unemployment rate will probably go back to 7.9 percent or maybe 8 percent next month.”

    Bureau of Labor Statistics accusations

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics was charged with being run by a Jewish cabal in Richard Nixon’s administration.

    Many Romney supporters felt that the candidate's performance at the debates Wed would turn the campaign in their favor. Friday's BLS report, however, puts another fly in the ointment for the GOP.



    Christian Science Monitor


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    Legendry Member Michael Hodges's Avatar
    I don't think what you have reported happened today.......

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