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Lies, Damned Lies and Pro-Obama Statistics

obama shhhhThat Obama’s election victory in 2012 was a stolen election must be obvious to Mitt Romney and others in the Republican hierarchy, but what are they going to do about it?

The IRS scandal diverted enormous amounts of both time and money from the political process. Andf then there were  the uncountable number of fraudulent voters, which is inevitable in a system where everyone can vote without producing any form of identification, not even evidence that one is a citizen. The laughable 59 polling stations in Philadelphia where not a single Romney vote was recorded, not even by accident, is an example of what happens in parts of America where the Democrats who count the votes will never allow their dominance to be challenged by anyone from the other side.

These are merely efforts to steal votes. The following tale of statistical ledgerdemain  presents a much larger and broader picture of corruption and reflects an organised and immense effort to undermine the Republican vote and artificially strengthen the Democrats.

This is, in fact, a huge story, but with all the other stories of electoral fraud and political corruption at the IRS, it stands to be largely overlooked. The article quoted below beats around the bush, but the central point eventually emerges many paragraphs down. What follows is an interview with a US Bureau of Census employee who was found to have faked the unemployment data published during the three months leading up to the US election in November, 2012.

The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census. . . .

‘It was a phone conversation — I forget the exact words — but it was, “Go ahead and fabricate it” to make it what it was,’ Buckmon told me.

And here are the paragraphs leading up to that revelation:

In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington.

The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.

And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.

Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.

And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

‘He’s not the only one,’ said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.

The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.

Don’t tell me the election wasn’t stolen. The system is as corrupt as it has ever been. The methods perfected in Chicago have gone national and are unlikely to be contained any time soon.

And once you know this about the US unemployment data, that the official numbers are unreliable, then you also know there is not a number published by the American statistical agency — not a one! — that you could accept as not being the result of advocacy rather than dispassionate analysis.

Call what has come out of the US Census office “post-modern statistics”. The numbers are whatever you need them to be, at least they are if you are a Democrat.

Steve Kates teaches economics at RMIT University. His most recent book is Free Market Economics: an Introduction for the General Reader

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