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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:15 AM

RE: the latest wacko conspiracy theory that the job numbers are "cooked".

Go for it wingers and all rightist hacks, please. Add this one to your "all the polls are rigged for Obama by liberals" paranoia. These newer conspiracies fit in so nicely with the your older beloved conspiracies, like "Obama was born in Kenya" and "Climate Change is a hoax", and "hundreds of thousands of aliens are illegally registered to vote in swing states".

No one will believe you outside of your own paranoid circles. Haven't you noticed? Consumer confidence numbers have been rising lately. The percentage of Americans who believe the country is now on "the right track" has risen sharply lately also. These job numbers confirm what Americans are already feeling. Your rants against this jobs report will also confirm what Americans are already feeling. They increasingly feeli that the Republican party has jumped the tracks and is careening wildly into a deluded right wing chasm. Patriots don't bemoan job growth.

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Reply RE: the latest wacko conspiracy theory that the job numbers are "cooked". (Original post)
Tom Rinaldo Oct 2012 OP
My Pet Goat Oct 2012 #1
Tom Rinaldo Oct 2012 #4
lunatica Oct 2012 #2
Nye Bevan Oct 2012 #3
The Straight Story Oct 2012 #5
Tom Rinaldo Oct 2012 #6

Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:22 AM

1. The media might notice the conspiracy theories as an admission the numbers are very good. eom

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Response to My Pet Goat (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:31 AM

4. Possibly, but more likely not

The media rarely connects the dots on all the conspiracy theories to point out the obvious; the Right hates facts. But Americans get it. Home rices are starting to stabilize. Americans are starting to feel more hopeful about the economy. The Right is rooting against the recovery, like they have all along, and that will increasingly be damning to them

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:23 AM

2. The best revenge is

success!

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:30 AM

3. DUers used to claim the numbers were rigged in the Bush years.

e.g. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=32871&mesg_id=33474

Personally I don't think they were rigged then and I don't think they are now. The risks of being discovered would be just too great.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:32 AM

5. From one analysis I have seen:

"The drop came because of the upward revision of the jobs numbers in Q4 and Q1 (2011 and 2012) of 386,000 that was announce by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics on Sept 27. In addition, there was the addition of 40,000 jobs to the July report and 46,000 jobs to the August report. So it wasn't just the 114,000 jobs that led to the drop of 0.3% in the unemployment number. It was the addition of 586,000 jobs after corrections."

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 03:30 PM

6. Exactly.Who can forgetr those "disappointing" job numbers from last month: "below expectations"

Did anyone accuse the Bureau of "cooking the numbers" for Romney then? It isn't a precise science but the minor errors get corrected as more complete data comes in.

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