President Obama’s advisers attacked critics for suggesting the White House fudged jobs figures, comparing them to “lunatic” birthers. The sub-8% unemployment stats were released by the non-partisan Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday, but former GE chief Jack Welch and several Tea Party figures claimed the numbers were cooked. Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs called such comments “incredibly dangerous” and said Welch had embarrassed himself. “There's a number of people that believe the real unemployment report is somewhere in a safe in Nairobi with the president's Kenyan birth certificate," Gibbs said sarcastically on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.
Comments: Question the sharpest employment gain in 29 years just ahead of election and get called a lunatic. Don't dare question the king!
I question the methodology. I also question the sudden embrace of the household survey. No one cared about the household survey in July when it showed a loss of 195,000 jobs or August when it showed a loss of 120,000 jobs. 7.8% is a load of bs. Only those who work in bs for a living can justify it.
The lunatics calling the normal people crazy... How Alinsky-ish of them. What percentage of Democrats believe that 9/11 was an inside job of the US Govt? I can't remember but it was somewhere between 30 and 40% of Dems.
A number of highly respected economists and other astute individuals have publicly stated the new figure could not have been reached without "Cooking the books", That could hardly be described as lunacy.
Sneering and sarcasm are ad hominem attacks upon skeptics that neither address the actual issue nor reflect credit upon those who resort to such childish tactics. It is certainly not irrational to be skeptical of information dispensed by the Obama administration, particularly in the context of a close election.
U-16 unemployment rate (unemployed + those working part time for lack of full time jobs) remained unchanged at 14.7%, average wages up a miniscule 1.8% in last 12 months, 2012 GDP growth to be lowest in 3 years and median household incomes down by $4,000, to barely $50,000. Yet we're the lunatics? We will be if we vote for more BO.
Huh, and here I thought Bob had learned a lesson and was trying to save a sliver of self-respect, maybe some shred of dignity since he had deep-sixed his reputation with all of the contortions he had performed in his job as spokes mouth for Obamamaou. Good thing I don't play the lottery.
Characterizing people who question such an unlikely dip in unemployment as lunatics is tantamount to a confession that the whole thing is a crock. Alinsky tactics, only this time there's a hysteria to it.
Since 1960 only two times in history has UE dropped by 5 points in a two month span.
First was 1984 with Reagan (May & June) - rate went from 7.7 to 7.2. Total jobs created during 2 month span was 680k. GDP for recent quarter was 8%.
Only other time (in over 50 years) is right now with Obama (Aug & Sep) - rate went from 8.3 to 7.8 (30 days to go before election). Total jobs created during 2 month span was 250k. GDP for recent quarter is 1.25%.
I just can not wait to see the drop in people on food stamps due to the addition of these glorious jobs. /s
The food stamp program has doubled in size since 2008 and quadrupled since 2001. Spending on food stamps alone is projected to reach $770 billion over the next decade, according to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee.
October 29 there should be a Hunter's Moon, I will be sure to express my 'lunatic' feelings shortly afterward, on Nov. 6, by voting for a change in leadership to appease Comrade Gibbs' astute observations.
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