It’s an election year, and the MSM wants to make sure Obama looks good. So they will repeat any lie the administration feeds the public without ever pointing out the truth. So when the administration released the news that America has added 243,000 new jobs in January, and that the unemployment rate fall to 8.3%, instead of questioning it, they repeat it as fact.
The problem is that the MSM is not reporting that the number of people out of work who fell off the benefit rolls. See, the government reports are written to make politicians look good, and Obama needs to look good. So instead of reporting that the administration just arbitrarily dropped 1.2 million unemployed Americans from the unemployment statistics, the MSM is euphoric that Obama has improved our economic situation in America.
However, they do not report that the administration just dropped 1.2 million Americans from the statistics as if they do not even exist any longer.
That is the largest absolute jump in ‘Persons Not In Labor Force’ on record … and the biggest percentage jump in thirty years. At this rate, Obama just has to drop a million more people between now and November, and by the time Americans enter the voting booth, unemployment will have dropped below 7% without adding one job.
The graph here proves the president and the MSM are not being honest with us. Unfortunately, unless they are given the charts by the media, most Americans will never have a way to know the truth. Plus, the vast majority of Americans will never even look for facts that might prove the politicians and media are being dishonest with us. After all, why would a man, who we are told by the MSM is the smartest, most honest to ever walk amongst us, actually lie to us? Yet he is telling lies, and the graphs and numbers prove it.
I repeat, it’s an election year, and the left needs Obama re-elected to continue its assault on capitalism so they can continue enslaving Americans into socialism.
How do they do it you may ask. Well one way is to convince Americans that the economy is improving, and who would want to change horses in the middle of a stream if the economy is improving.
Another way is to continue their class warfare assault on the very segment of society that hires Americans, the rich. Then we also see that all of a sudden the MSM is reporting that there are less Americans who are homeless. Less homeless Americans means more Americans are living a better life. So regardless of the fact that a record number of Americans are having their homes foreclosed on them, we have less people living in the streets.
One more thing, with all this robust improvement in the economy, its time to raise taxes on the segment of society that is supposed to be creating this great economy Obama claims we have. He even claims that Jesus Himself would tax the rich to help the economic improvement to continue. Never mind that Jesus never once told His followers to look to Herod for help, nor did He ever tell Herod to raise taxes on the rich.
Have I stated that this is an election year? Well Obama and the Democrats know that the left has been educating Americans for over fifty years. That means the vast majority of voters have been indoctrinated into believing socialism is a viable form of government.
When they disperse economic news, they also know the vast majority of Americans are not educated enough to understand that they are being hoodwinked by numbers that have been twisted to make things look better than they are. That is what happens when you have an education system that has spent more time telling lies to students than teaching facts.
Add in a media that has become the official mouth piece of the Democrat party, and you can see why Obama believes he can feed whatever numbers he wants to the public, and the majority of Americans will most likely accept them as fact.
Yes, instead of properly educating and informing us, for the last fifty years or more, the MSM and the public education system has been leading us down a path of socialism. Instead of teaching everyone that America is the greatest and most compassionate, giving country in the history of the world, they have spent more time teaching us and informing us that America is a racist, polluting, greedy country, that made its wealth by exploiting the rest of the world.
Instead of teaching economics 101 that would prove capitalism is an economic system that not only leads to economic prosperity for all, but ensures a free society for its citizens, they teach the students that socialism, a system which has failed in every country that has tried it, is superior.
Whether it be equality of the sexes that teaches there is no difference between girls and boys, or environmentalism classes that teaches pseudo science as fact, Americans have been indoctrinated into believing the only reason socialism has failed before, is because no country has ever spent enough of the tax payers money to make it work.
So when the Obama administration tells the public the economy is improving, and the MSM repeats the lies, how would anyone expect an economically uneducated population to believe otherwise?
One of the greatest stand up comic routines in history was by Abbot and Costello, “Who’s on First”. Well I now offer you Abbot and Costello in “Who’s Unemployed”. It’s a skit I found that perfectly explains why Americans are so easily fooled by the way our politicians present economic unemployment news to them. Thanks to our education system, and with help from the MSM, Obama and his ilk are preparing to dance a jig over the ruins of this once great country.
Unemployment Definition – Abbott and Costello
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It’s 9%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.
COSTELLO: You just said 9%.
ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…
COSTELLO: Wait a minute. Is it 9% or 16%?
ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.
COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!
ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.
COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work, can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.
COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?
COSTELLO: That would be frightening.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means they’re two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an economist.
COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the **** I just said!
And now you know why Obama’s unemployment figures are improving!
We as Americans need to start demanding that our representatives overhaul the way the Feds report numbers to us. The unemployment numbers we get today are useless, because we have no official number that gives an account to the citizens what the real unemployment is in America. Why are we not demanding that all economic numbers get reported in a way that the average uneducated American can understand them. I offer the following as a start.
- Full time employed
- Temporary or part-time employed
- Unemployed and seeking work
- Unemployed no longer seeking work
- Those not working and on welfare
- The independently wealthy who do not need employment
Those categories could probably need some refinement, but we need to demand that the feds stop their game playing and require them to provide meaningful stats concerning the employment situation at any given time in the country.
As citizens we should all consider it our responsibility to scrutinize all reports given by any administration. You can do so by going directly to U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics. The information is not difficult to find, all though I admit that it could be beyond the ability of most Americans to understand, and that is what Obama and the Democrats are banking on.
See also the followup story: America on Verge of Economic Collapse Because of Obama’s Cooked Reports