Forwarded to me by a friend. So sad.
There is NOT one taxpayer-supported Federal government agency anymore that isn't so totally
corrupted that being able to literally clean them out is likely impossible. Federal workers union contracts makes it almost impossible to fire employees, no matter what they've been caught doing (or not doing, like giving a full day's work for a day's TAXPAYER pay)!
The CRIMINAL SYNDICATE known as THE Chicago Machine has OUR government and our lives fully in their evil grasp. Further, this will all continue if Hillery Rodem-Clinton (or any Democrat, for that matter) would be elected in 2016: This is NO joke.
November 18, 2013
By John Crudele
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.
Hes 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 Labors 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, Im 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 months 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 Buckmons actions could have lowered the jobless rate.
Buckmon said he filled out surveys for people he couldnt reach by phone or who didnt 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.
Ive 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 Labors inspector general.
Im 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.
Missouri Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay: http://clay.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=30&parentid=7§iontree=7,30&itemid=280
Serving The People of Missouri's 1st. District (St. Louis)
'Census 2010 means money and power'10/8/09
No one can fairly claim that the interests of African Americans in Missouri are not prominently included in the preparation for Census 2010. U.S. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, an African-American congressman from St. Louis, chairs the House Subcommittee that has oversight responsibility for the Census. Kelvin Simmons, an African American from Kansas City who directs Missouris Office of Administration (and will provide the keynote speech at the Nov. 10 Salute to Excellence in Business), chairs the committee in State government formed by Gov. Jay Nixon to make sure every citizen in the state is counted.