Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Three More Years (crosspost)

I thought The Bush Administration was bad, you could smell then the stench of bad reasoning for decisions made. The worse of course was committing troops for a now unending war in The Middle East, and we can't discount that it won't spill over to other areas or globally. We can argue that it's "safer" for our troops than it was for The Russians when they learned their lesson, but the region has too many natural resources not to be exploited. Throw in some financial deregulation and it still probably isn't as bad as what we have today.

From The New York Post:
 "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."
Anyone not asleep called this out before this, but when the media purposefully gives the current Administration freedom to do whatever it wants without question this is what we get. While our Banana Republic isn't as bad as say Russia's, we apparently have a need to step up to the plate to compete for that title too.

In just under five (5) years we get: Benghazi, Fast & Furious, IRS, Drone Strikes, Guantanamo, Whistle Blower Prosecution, Too Big To Jail, Obamacare, GDP Revision and now unemployment manipulation. It's not just Obama, it's everyone embedded with him and our political establishment, which ostensibly means most of our own government. Sure Republicans have their fair share of shenanigans, including outright crimes which I'm more than happy to call out at every chance. However, we are now in an Orwellian Era where absolutely no politician can be trusted. John Williams over at Shadow Stats is eating his just desserts, as he has been chronicling the unadjusted data points before ridiculous revisions of both Party's over the years. While I don't believe in his hyperinflation theory, his data does in fact put us in outright Depression Era waters, which even now Paul Krugman is conceding too.

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