Friday, October 5, 2012

Don't be fooled by bogus unemployment numbers; Contractors told to postpone layoff notices until after election

According to the Labor Department, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. It also reports that 114,000 jobs were added in September. Great news, right? Except for the fact that for the rate to fall to 7.8 percent, that means at least 700,000 people suddenly and miraculously found work, not 114,000. So why the faulty math by our Labor Department, the one headed by Obama-appointee Hilda Solis? Simple. The Democrats have a presidential election to win in November and, unfortunately, lies are the only way they can hope to do that.

If the Obama administration were to be more truthful in their numbers, they would have to admit that the only reason unemployment numbers would go down is because more people have simply given up looking for work, or because they're counting part time and temporary workers. With the actual number of people out of work being about 23 million people by some estimates, and fewer and fewer of these people being counted in the unemployment numbers, then naturally "unemployment" is less. But in reality, there are millions of people who are no longer collecting unemployment benefits -- and a person is only counted as "unemployed" as long as they draw benefits -- so they are not counted in the numbers.

In other words, the numbers put forth by the Labor Department today are impossibly fake numbers. It takes about 150,000 new jobs per month just to keep pace in general, and even by the Labor Department's own admission we only had 114,000 new jobs. The numbers just don't add up. These are obviously fabricated numbers for political reasons.

What's more, the Obama administration is so desperate to win re-election that it recently told Lockheed Martin to disobey a federal law, the WARN Act — Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act — which requires “employers with 100 or more employees to provide notification to employees 60 calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs" - or face major fines.

Lockheed has recently stated it would have to issue layoff notices to thousands of employees due to looming defense cuts set to begin to take effect after Jan. 2. To meet the 60 day requirement, those notices would have to be issued by Nov. 2 - four days before the presidential election. So the Obama administration told Lockheed to ignore the law and that our own federal government would cover their fines. The reason is obvious: layoffs don't gel well with an incumbent president trying to convince people to give him four more years to destroy our country. Breaking the law in order to secure election at the expense of the families who deserve notice of a layoff is immaterial to our president.

In a statement last Friday, Senators  John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte stated Obama is putting “his own reelection ahead of the interests of working Americans and our national security by promising government contractors that their salary and liability costs will be covered at taxpayer expense if they do not follow the law that requires advance warning to employees of jobs that may be lost due to sequestration…apparently, President Obama puts politics ahead of American workers by denying them adequate time to plan their finances and take care of their families. The people who work in the defense industry and other government contracting companies deserve as much notice as possible that they are on track to lose their jobs.”

But of course, with this president, who cares about the well being of people when there is an election to be won?

The other question is, why does the mainstream media continue to swoon over Obama rather than give the public the truth? America is at serious risk and yet Obama and his complicit media lackeys offer up half truths of propaganda that serve only their interests at our valuable expense.

The bottom line is, it is just plain criminal the way the Democrats are lying to us. For those who plan to vote for Obama, since we all know the new numbers were created to bolster him at the polls, does the fact these unemployment numbers are an obvious lie influence your vote? Does the fact that the Obama administration is actually telling a company to ignore a law at the expense of workers for the sake of re-election matter? Or are Obama's supporters simply just fine with voting for the most corrupt president in the history of our great nation no matter what he does?

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  1. As Judge Judy says "If it doesn't make sense, then it not true!"


    1. Sorry, but the numbers don't lie. It is mathematically impossible for the unemployment rate to go down that much with only 114,000 jobs added. Grasp all you want, but the truth is the truth.

  3. Federal contractors were excused from the WARN Act back in July. The idea was that, in the event of massive government de-funding after the sequestration, the workers who were... well... WARNed would unnecessarily apply for unemployment (wasting the government's money) and get anxious, even though the companies wouldn't know if their budgets would be affected until 2013. In addition to this DoL treatment originally starting in July, the WARN Act allows it - there is an exemption for "unforeseeable business circumstances", something that a sequester would qualify for.

    Go ahead and read the July report:

    I've voted Republican for most recent elections, and I'm not a fan of Obama, but this just smells like an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that should be tossed in the rubbish bin with birtherism and anti-vaccination movement.

    1. Okay, Rachel, whatever - do what you gotta do to deal.

  4. Unforeseeable is when the factory burns down - not, as the administration claims, for an event that has been coming for a year.