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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:18 PM

Darrell Issa: No Plans To Investigate Obama Admin On Jobs Report — Yet

Source: TPM

The House’s Republican oversight chief Rep. Darrell Issa clarified Thursday afternoon that despite reports to the contrary, he does not have plans to convene a public hearing questioning the Department of Labor’s September jobs figures.

“While Chairman Issa, in response to a question asked yesterday, did state that he believes there are legitimate questions about the Department of Labor’s method for calculating unemployment, the Oversight Committee has not announced or decided to hold hearings on the September unemployment report,” a spokesperson for Issa told TPM. “Chairman Issa specifically pointed to the frequent revisions that the Department of Labor often makes to its own numbers in questioning whether more can be done to ensure that they accurately reflect the state of our nation’s job market. At no point did he say he has made plans to convene a hearing on this subject.”

On Thursday, Fox Business Channel aired an interview with Issa and quickly distributed an edited down version of the segment, reporting that he intends to investigate the Labor Department over the survey. The monthly report — which estimated that the unemployment rate has fallen from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent — spawned conspiracy theories among many conservatives, starting with former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, who insisted with no evidence that the Obama campaign had cooked the numbers.

“The way it is being done with the constant revisions say it is not as exact science as it needs to be, and there has to be a better way to get those numbers — or don’t put them out if they will be wrong but as much as half a point,” Issa told Fox Business. “We very much intend to work every day through the November and December time to get these kinds of things done. We think that is a non-partisan time and this is an issue where our committee has important jurisdiction to make sure we get it right.”



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Reply Darrell Issa: No Plans To Investigate Obama Admin On Jobs Report — Yet (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
drm604 Oct 2012 #1
SemperEadem Oct 2012 #2
Archae Oct 2012 #3
DonViejo Oct 2012 #4
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #5
vinny9698 Oct 2012 #6
Turbineguy Oct 2012 #7
defacto7 Oct 2012 #8
Scalded Nun Oct 2012 #9
ffr Oct 2012 #10
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #11
bemildred Oct 2012 #12
FVZA_Colonel Oct 2012 #13
Iwillnevergiveup Oct 2012 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:24 PM

1. Typical.

Raise questions without doing the actual investigation that they know wouldn't show anything nefarious.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:33 PM

2. cooking numbers....

yeah.. I supposed when one considers that GE hasn't paid any taxes in, what? decades? that welch would have some knowledge about cooking numbers... just sayin'....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:34 PM

3. Issa saw that he would be making a total ass of himself...

So he's backtracking like crazy.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:40 PM

4. I think you are correct! He and his Committee

proved themselves to be a band of nincompoops yesterday, when they released super secret classified info. I don't think Darrell the Dunce appreciated being mocked and laughed at by media reports last night and today.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:42 PM

5. There must be some other reason because he has already checked that box.

Just sayin'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:56 PM

6. Just a ruse

It is just a ruse, Issa knows the numbers are correct, but he goes on Fox to mention that he might. Just a way to keep the foxbots happy and to discredit the numbers. But he fully well knows the numbers are 100% correct.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:11 PM

7. Some nice

free publicity. Campaigning on MSM's dime.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:59 PM

8. More flipping....

just a propaganda machine.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:14 PM

9. Worthless piece of shit

This guy is a fucking joke. Can't wait to see just how he will investigate...

GOP blowing the CIA cover in Libya.
GOP leader voting in multiple states. Yes, Virginia, there is voter fraud.
GOP rep impregnating mistress and attempting to force her into an abortion.

The list could go on. Just using today's news.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:15 PM

10. Issa is a worthless POS!

Someone find out which California district he's from and vote him out. Hypocrite!

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:36 PM

11. Hey, thats a complete and utter lie.

Manure actually has some value.............unlike Issa.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:46 PM

12. Issa: One of the best reasons to give the house back to Pelosi. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:29 AM

13. Yeah, revisions happen, but this kind of politically motivated "review" would be unprecedented.

Christ, he's going to do it, isn't he?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:39 PM

14. Issa the Enforcer

Trouble is, he's from a pretty red district and has tons of money over his challenger, Jerry Tetalman. But, who knows - maybe enough Indies are sick of him by now. He's a total embarrassment even to the Republicants. Oh yes, and he's a felon!

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