Manipulation of unemployment report is 'impossible'

  • Article by: JIM PUZZANGHERA , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: October 5, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Former commissioner said too many people are involved in compiling the jobs report for it to be falsified.

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bodiditallOct. 5, 12 9:21 PM

Impossible like Fast and Furious? Like Libya? Like Solyndra? Oh, I see.

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crystalbayOct. 6, 1212:02 AM

Republicans always shoot the messenger when the message doesn't support their position. All the polls except the FOX-contributer Rasmussen are skewed toward Obama. A good UE rate report has just got to be a left-wing conspiracy. The economy is recovering and the wingers just hate this because it doesn't fit their narrative for taking power back. It's kinda funny to watch. Pathetic, but funny.

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mrinsideOct. 6, 1212:10 AM

Nothing is impossible most of the data is open to interpretation, and two of the committe members are..... wait for it....contributors to Obama.

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hotdigitydogOct. 6, 1212:17 AM

The people who think Obama cooked the books on the jobs report are the same people who think 'evolution is only a theory'.

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tonytk1Oct. 6, 1212:42 AM

I thought the recession ended in March of 2009! Why are we still talking about jobs in October of 2012? This economy is robust and nothing is going to stop us now! Interest rates are at historic lows so people who are not upside down in their mortgage can refi. Or buy another boat! By next month I'm guessing the UR will be 6.5% maybe 7%. Look out $17 Trillion...here we come!

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bootsy07Oct. 6, 1212:45 AM

OK, so Jack Welch belched after breakfast. The real point should be that the number of people actually working is still fewer than when Mr. Obama took office.

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arielbenderOct. 6, 1212:52 AM

Repubs are always good humor. If Obama could cook the books, why wasn't he doing it prior to this?

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tmrichardsonOct. 6, 12 1:25 AM

Impossible? Like General Electric--huge as it is--paying no taxes, while getting a multi-billion dollar credit from uncle sam? Oh wait, that DID happen. Maybe Jack Welch is so used to watching people successfully cook the books he's thinking he's watched it happen again--only it wasn't GE this time? He forgets that unlike the GE situation, thousands of people who are civil servants--not beholden to the administration for their jobs--would have to be complicit in this supposed subterfuge to pull it off. With GE, a bevy of tax lawyers, some convenient offshore accounts, and a few people pulled directly from former treasury and IRS jobs is all it takes.

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butterscotchOct. 6, 12 3:05 AM

the ones that don't believe the data now are more than likely to believe the data (from the same sources) when it's bad news for Obama or anyone they don't agree with. You can't have it both ways. Either it's wrong no matter the outcome, or it's right.

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MickeyOct. 6, 12 4:51 AM

With this administration nothing is impossible. Let's see, there were 372,000 people who filed for unemployment and a measly 114,000 jobs were created, but unemployment dropped by .3 percent. IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

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