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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:09 PM

GOP Plans Congressional Investigation Into September Jobs Number Conspiracy

Source: ThinkProgress

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) told Fox News on Wednesday that he would hold hearings into the September job numbers, buying into a widely-discredited conspiracy theory that President Obama faked last month’s figure to improve his re-election chances.

After the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released an unexpectedly strong monthly jobs report last Friday — finding a dramatic drop in unemployment to 7.8 percent and revised the number of jobs added in July and August up from initial estimates, a group of conservatives led by former GE CEO Jack Welch — suggested that the numbers could have been fudged. Issa has now promised to look into the matter:

FOX HOST: We asked … whether or not he was concerned about Friday’s jobs report and that big drop in the unemployment rate from 8.1% to 7.8%, which some economists have called fluky and as a result there have been questions about the Labor Department’s methodology in calculating the unemployment report. Now, Chairman Issa says he wants to have hearings on this, take a listen.

ISSA: The way it is being done with the constant revisions, significant revisions, tells us that it is not as exact science as it needs to be and there’s got to be a better way to get those numbers or don’t put them out if they’re going to be wrong by as much as half a point.

FOX HOST: Now, Greta van Susteren asked him when he wants to have these hearings…and he said, that, “we very much intend to work every day through November and December to get these kind of things done. We’re hoping that this is a good nonpartisan time,” he said.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/10/11/994151/gop-plans-congressional-investigation-into-september-jobs-number-conspiracy/

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Reply GOP Plans Congressional Investigation Into September Jobs Number Conspiracy (Original post)
Galraedia Oct 2012 OP
Panasonic Oct 2012 #1
Drale Oct 2012 #4
Andy823 Oct 2012 #7
Vincardog Oct 2012 #15
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #22
99th_Monkey Oct 2012 #27
Fgiriun Oct 2012 #2
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #24
AZ Progressive Oct 2012 #3
lark Oct 2012 #5
tridim Oct 2012 #6
chille1 Oct 2012 #8
santamargarita Oct 2012 #10
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #9
Turbineguy Oct 2012 #11
SpankMe Oct 2012 #12
Megahurtz Oct 2012 #13
Alekei_Firebird Oct 2012 #14
Dont call me Shirley Oct 2012 #16
veganlush Oct 2012 #17
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #18
veganlush Oct 2012 #19
JaneQPublic Oct 2012 #20
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2012 #21
OKNancy Oct 2012 #23
elbloggoZY27 Oct 2012 #25
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #26

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:11 PM

1. In other words, Republicans wasting taxpayers money on a non-issue.

 

Can't wait till Issa is reassigned to the Subcommittee of Who gives a FUCK?

and the subcommittee is assigned to do nightly janitoral duties. With a toothbrush.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:13 PM

4. Thats all Issa does

He waists taxpayer money, he never investigates anything that actually is a threat.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:17 PM

7. That's what republicans do best

Waste taxpayer dollars and then complain it's the democrats that are adding to the deficit! These idiots don't give a damn about this country, or the people that live here, all they care about is catering to their rich supporters and trying to privatize everything they can in order to create a two class system with the rich controlling the whole country!

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:40 PM

15. No the issue is the conspiracy by Faux SnewZ and the RW to lie about the facts/propagandize the US

Public with their disinformation. That should be investigated and when proven prosecuted.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:19 PM

22. Well, remember the core of the Republican platform.

"Government doesn't work; elect us, and we'll prove it!"

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:27 PM

27. This man so richly deserves to be booted out of DC.

Are there any bright Democratic lights in California's 49th congressional district ?

Wonder which District George Clooney lives in?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:11 PM

2. What will they do next?

Revise the fact that 2+2=4?

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Response to Fgiriun (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:19 PM

24. LOL.......they will add an e to potato

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:12 PM

3. Because everything must go the Republican way

If it isn't favorable to Republicans, it isn't credible...

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:13 PM

5. (Bleep) him and his little dog too

Wah, we worked as hard as we could to destroy the economy, how dare it come back to life now, just when we needed it to be the worst? This isn't fair, so I'll just hold my breath and throw a temper tantrum.

Issa

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:14 PM

6. Issa and the GOP are now interested in "Exact science"?

Uh huh.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:18 PM

8. We are Fed up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More Taxpayer money being used for meaningless political theatrics ! Wow where is the outrage from the right ,or the so-called media
Where is Mittwitt Robme and ly an Ryan ,they always talk about slimming government ,Finding waste and abuse ,Oh my Bad. They save those outrages for Jobs bills ,Veterans Jobs bills ,Farm aid bills ,Planned Parenthood ,tax cuts for the middle class ,and tax increases for the top 1% ,Oil subsidy's ,and anything to with lining their pockets off the work,Blood,and sweat of the 99%

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Response to chille1 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:25 PM

10. Well said!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:22 PM

9. Oh my goodness they really get on my nerves!!!!

I am so rolling my eyes.....

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:27 PM

11. Issa

just just ask Pat Robertson to pray and tell him what God says the results are.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:36 PM

12. R's are flatly unqualified to govern. Let's take them out at the ballot box. n/t

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:36 PM

13. LOL

as if the "profits before people" GOP care about jobs.

Too funny!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:37 PM

14. Cracking down on PBS, ACORN, Planned Parenthood, and now, the BLS

The GOP really has its priorities straight, don't they?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:48 PM

16. Issa IS the criminal!

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:49 PM

17. here's assa's 'phone number

You can call Darrell Assa the car thief (that's right, look it up if you wish, he;s a car thief) . btw, i know it's name is Issa but I'm a little pissed right now, and so I am very maturely calling him Assa! I called and told him (via message) to stop wasting tax payer money on partisan witch hunts and suggested he go back to stealing cars, his first love.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:49 PM

18. An additional article link w/Update: Darrell Issa Looking Into September Jobs Report [UPDATE]

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:56 PM

20. Is he investigating the crappy job numbers the day after the debate?

Anyone with a brain in their head would figure if the president was going to "cook the books," he would have done so much sooner that now, at least beginning with the lackluster job numbers released the day after his first debate.

It's amazing how Issa feels compelled to literally make a federal case out of any paranoid fantasy and conspiracy theory dreamed up by the ex-bartender or ex-beauty queen over on Fox News.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:18 PM

21. September Jobs Number Conspiracy? That ain't nothin'

wait'll ya see the OCTOBER Jobs Number Conspiracy!

Hopefully, unemployment will continue to trend down. One more month will help to seal Prez Obama's victory.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:19 PM

23. Update.. just posted. go to that thread for further discussion

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:54 PM

25. Hokey Pockey

 

Like maybe the GOP who really do nothing voted against any jobs bill. Now I guess they want to blame the President once again.

Maybe the Democrats need to investigate the GOP for not voting for anything progressive.

Guess now that Greta is done with the Holloway Fiasco she just is another pawn in the anti-Obama extravaganza on Fox News.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:04 PM

26. "September Jobs Number Conspiracy" should be in quotes.

The only conspiracy is what is going on in Daryl Issa's pile of crap he calls a brain.

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