It's A Miracle! Obama Performed Another Miracle!

Imagine that the day after getting his butt whupped in the first debate that Obama has performed another breathtaking miracle. Or maybe it was just a cooked book stew that Secretary of Labor Solis whipped up for him to make his drooling sheeple feel all warm and fuzzy. At the rate Obama is going he is surely destined for Sainthood. He has slain Osama bin Laden with one of his steely eyed stares. I remember back when he made 7 new states in the union by just saying it was so. Oh and he made the unemployment numbers not rise above 8% by passing the stimupork bill also affectionately known as the "Money For Friends Program." Whoops. That miracle didn't turn out as quite shovel ready as he told us it would be. Cost us almost a trillion on top of our national debt but he tried.

Maybe this latest sleight of numbers by the Bureau of Labors Statistics was a belated anniversary present to the Obama's since he was getting shellacked for his failed record on the actual night of their wedded bliss. For those who have ever doubted Obama's Mount Olympus-like status then you might want to hang your head in shame like Obama did Wednesday night. Happy days are here again you understand!

So how did this latest Herculean feat that Obama mustered up happen? Can't we all just feel the vibrancy coarsing through our economy with some of the highest gas prices that we've ever seen. California just hit a new high of $5.25 a gallon in some places. Happy days are here again? Hardly the case.

What caused the smoke and mirrors number to appear was a sudden surge in part-time workers. There hasn't been such a surge in recent history since February 2009 when federal census workers were hired and the government beefed up its labor force ala Obama style of thinning the bureaucracy. Suddenly last month 600,000 workers found part time work. Just like that - salvation came their way. If you believe that I have a bridge I'll sell you. What is stunning is that was a 7.5% increase in part-time work and just when Obama needed a boost for his ego. How nice.

Now Secretary Solis said that she was "insulted" that it was being insinuated that the BLS was cooking the books again. She told us how her economists were the best of the best. So why are they are working for the BLS if that is the case Hilde?

Spotted In Solis's Neighborhood For Sure!

Since they've been jiggering the numbers for months making the number slide down there isn't really any reason for Hilde to get her panties in a wad. Lets take a peek at how these professional, top notch economists arrived at their figures. The methodology isn't a big mystery Hilde. The BLS released their "Household Jobless" numbers that is nothing more than a survey. No facts - just a claim that more Americans are now employed than could possibly be a fact. They used polling to do this? That's what was used to inform us that Governor Walker in Wisconsin was toast. Or the same method that has been used to show wild swings in numbers in the polls for Obama of 8-11 points while the legitimate pollsters were shaking their heads in amazement.

Now for those out there that still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy the “household survey” said that 873,000 more people found work this month than last month. See that figure? 873K, isn't that close to a million? And you want intelligent people to believe that Hilde? Give it a rest woman.

There was no advance read here for Ben Bernanke? Or was there? He has been so concerned about the sluggish economy and slow job growth that he just weeks ago he threw down QE3 on us. It has never worked before but maybe this time with Saint Obama still at the helm it achieved these miraculous poll numbers over night. The fact is that poll numbers are seldom, if ever, reality. Carter was beating Reagan and it was Dewey over Truman.

Real Jobs Not Phantoms Obama!

Phantom jobs just ain't cutting the mustard fellow Americans. They don't put a hot dog in every bun much less a dab of mustard and ketchup. The fact is that U-6 (don't get confused liberals) still equals total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force. That is still unchanged at 14.7 percent.

Here's another fact for you checkers out there. The Lame Stream Media is being a cheer leader for fantasy while this nation lost 35K (+) manufacturing jobs in September. Now there's something to cheer about huh? The numbers just don't add up Hilde. Sorry you're offended but the nation deserves the truth. When the numbers are adjusted, as they always seem to be, in a couple of weeks the rate will be back up above 8%. Smoke and mirrors for an election? How pathetic to mislead the American public.

The economy produced 114,000 new jobs that were real. The 600,000 are phantom jobs and smoke and mirrors. The number of jobs produced barely kept up with population expansion. They need to be in the 250K a month range to make progress. There are still 23 million Americans who are unemployed and underemployed. If Hilde Solis is insulted by that I'll give her a box of Kleenex to wipe her nose.

There are no miracles attached to the Obama administration folks. We have his failed record to judge his performance by. I seriously doubt that he has made the oceans recede and this latest effort at making the unemployment numbers recede by smoke and mirrors is pathetic. Numbers obtained by polling? Really now... We need real jobs, not fairy tales Hilde.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "There are lies, damn lies and statistics." Mark Twain

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As Always,

The Frog Prince

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teaches12345 4 years ago

I found the report hilarious! When all around you see people in your very own community out of work, desperate for jobs and layoffs everywhere still.... where are these people they living? What a magic trick!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

teaches - No kidding. Here's an illustration.

http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv178/TheFrogPr...

The Frog :)


David 4 years ago

These numbers are absolutely positively unbelievable. I am no mathematical genius but they just don't make sense. This administration will spin the books there way any way they can even if they offer to pay fines and back wages for those companies that withhold advance notices of layoffs. What a bunch of liars.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

LOL! Thanks for the visual! Still laughing here!


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

Love the visuals!!

I hope all those who voted for the Liar and are now out of work (or their friends or their spouse or their kids) will realize he's not the Second Coming.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Now we know why he convinced his buddies not to let those people know that they were losing their jobs. He will pay for the fines with our money and then his record looks better for the election. What is a few trillion more for this country to owe to China. I don't think we should owe any money to China. They should owe us. They also need to enforce bringing some of those jobs back to this country.

I will not talk to a customer service person in another country. I insist on speaking to one in this country. It is required that they allow that. Keep ours employed by insisting on that. Maybe they will get the hint.


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tjdavis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

Absolutely loved this hub..I hope every who voted for Obama the first time will read this and vote the right way this time :-)


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

Lies are almost always an expotentially expanding problem especially if one happens to be the source of such lies. If we lie this month, then we have to lie next month. Pretty soon the lie will be so good, people will be asking, "Well if the jobs situation is so normal, why are so many folks out of work?" Obama's entire administration is a "suggested fantasy" which sells well with those who quickly form first impressions with their heart and are seemingly uncapable of analyzing anything without the mainstream media influencing their thinking. The morning after the debate, Obama is right back out on the street telling the same lie ($5 trillion tax break by Romney) as he attempted in the debate. People of character do not lie and they certainly do not continue it when it becomes apparent that their lie has been exposed. But, the Kool-Aid drinkers were all there lined up behind the podium so "the people" could see that Obama's support was far-reaching...another lie that is perpetuated by our wonderful press. ~WB


Ghost32 4 years ago

Frog: Man, that is the homeliest version of Alice in Blunderland I've ever seen!

This is one of your best, Jim--and yes, they're all good. The "outrage" displayed by Sec. Solis did remind me of a time when I used the great defensive move of BEING INDIGNANT to good effect in saving my own sorry butt.

If she was using the technique the same way I did at age 20 (and we're all pretty sure she did), it's a case of, "Me thinketh thou doth protest too much!"

The incident (of mine): During my Army tour in Germany, I was once caught sleeping in our Section Room during duty hours and hauled up to lock my heels before the Battery Commander. Fortunately, he was a ROTC guy, an ACTING commander, not the real West Point grad who was out on maneuvers with the bulk of our group that week. (The West Pointer would have just put me through the shredder.)

Blustering, the Looie behind the desk snarled that I'd "...been goldbricking since you got here!" (Which was nearly a year earlier.)

"SIR!" I yelled in great, red-faced indignation, "THAT'S NOT TRUE!"

Flusetered him. I ended up getting a few dirty details for the rest of the day, and that was it. A notation in my personel file no doubt, but NO Article 15.

Obviously, Sec.. Solis has obtained a copy of my successful protestations from that day in 1964....and used the style in her own defense.


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TexasLadyJuanita 4 years ago from Kemah, TX

We, the Choir, knew this, and applaud your telling of it. I am afraid it isn't clear (simple) enough for the hoodlums smoking behind the gym, or the "we need to take back Mexico" gang, the "this land belongs to the 'American' indian" gang, or any other slow /non-thinking gang. :)


Stu 4 years ago

The real numbers are truly frightening. To your more accurate number of about 15% unemployment and underemployment, you can add another 5% who have simply given up looking and are no longer eligible for unemployment benefits. The real truth is that our nation's unemployment rate is hovering near 20%, and is getting worse by the year since graduating students are outpacing new job openings. And of the small number of jobs that are being created, many are going to immigrants with work visas under the H1(B) and similar programs. Also, about 15% of the unemployed could obtain jobs if we removed illegal aliens in US employment. Tens of millions of US jobs could be created if we stopped extending export protection to low wage nations like China (this is the usual quid-pro-quo for allowing us to offshore). Millions more jobs could be created if the tax for repatriating foreign earnings were not so high (the money could be invested here and create jobs).

The ugly truth is that this is the way Obama wants things. Big business can skirt around the high cost of regulation via economies of scale, and offshore jobs to undercut small business on consumer price. This leads to an economy that is ever more concentrated by big business, with small business finding it ever harder to compete and absorb regulatory expense. Central economic planning, a cornerstone of Obama's socialist regime, is much easier when you have concentration of revenues in a small batch of big companies you can control with the carrot and stick - no-bid earmarks in exchange for campaign contributions, leading to a docile collection of corporate cronies who will "blend" their fiduciary duties to shareholders with their new obligation to "further federal goals" (socialist corporatism). With large numbers of small businesses this arrangement just doesn't work, because there are too many businesses to control via bribes (earmarks), and these businesses can't pay the required kickbacks because they don't have PAC's.

For the reasons stated above, it's my opinion that Obama actively desires the death of small business in America. This is a crisis, because the few jobs that are being created domestically are largely due to small business, and many products and services require a level of cusomization and personal service that corporate giants can't provide, meaning that government encouraged concentration of revenues into big business will have the effect of lowering GNP, adding to already soaring social costs like unemployment insurance payments, and reducing federal tax revenues, all of which will combine to accelerate the buildup of federal debt.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Thanks for writing this Frog Prince. You have a marvelous way of clearing out the lies and making way for the truth. I am going to send this out to as many people as possible. Up, interesting, very useful and awesome.


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Has anyone looked into how many of those part-time jobs were created by the need for political campaigns to make phone calls and do the door-to-door walks? I seem to be getting more personal phone calls than pre-recorded message phone calls, and folks should be coming around to knock on the door any day now.

And, should federal hiring really count towards fixing economic problems? It affects the unemployment numbers, but doesn't seem to do anything at all to help reduce government burden on working taxpayers.


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

Anyone should know he came up with those numbers somehow because he looked so bad. If they are true then I bet illegal immigrants are the ones newly employed, not Americans. I noticed the other day a new company hiring on the news and they everyone looked Mexican to me, not necessarily illegals but you have to wonder. He wants them having all the jobs and education monies. That man is so rotten I just don't see how he can fool so many, surely they see America practically gone!


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TexasLadyJuanita 4 years ago from Kemah, TX

Stu - good food for thought. :)


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taburkett 4 years ago

everyone knows that the Obama magic math generates mystic numbers by eliminating individuals from the workforce. the workforce was 66% of the population in December O8 but it is only 62.8% today. The Obama crew has eliminated 3.2% of the workforce to get to this 7.8% unemployment rate. The actual unemployment is closer to 13.3% based on population growth and job loss.


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TexasLadyJuanita 4 years ago from Kemah, TX

"Everyone" is the elite club of the inquisitive. Wouldn't it be cool if there was an 'inquisitive booster shot' for the lazy thinker? It would be interesting to know how many of the approximately 225 million adults in the U.S. actually know what the Frog Prince has written here in this hub.


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Cassie Smith 4 years ago from U.S.

Considering the increase in job number, as people have said, they were temp work and government jobs at that. Let's see, how many temp govt jobs were created to help Obama out? The democrap government stinks.


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Denmarkguy 4 years ago from Port Townsend

There are SO many ways to lie with statistics. BOTH sides of any political campaign will lie with statistics to make themselves look like a rose (or their opponent like a pile of dog poop) if they can spin the numbers in their favor.

I'm guessing the EFFECTIVE unemployment rate in the US is in the range of 20-22% if you add "the long term discouraged" to the U6 number. But does such a number MEAN anything? I mean, aside from being a good projectile in a mud-slinging contest? Probably not... for example, do you count a bunch of late teen to 20-something "Millenials" who don't WANT to work because they've been coddled by their Baby Boomer parents and now believe they are entitled to "live on mom and dad's dime" till they are 30? I'm sure there are other examples...

Year over year statisitics... and especially decade-over-decade statistics-- are often a slippery slope because the "item" they measure changes. It's like using statistics for the total number of typesetters employed to "prove" that no books are printed anymore...


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Denmarkguy - What isn't reported to the public are the U-6 figures. They tell the real story and I put a link here for people to read the latest ones. I took both stats and polling in college and understand that I can make both say exactly what I want the outcome to be. Our government is famous for the smoke and mirrors routine and that needs to be cleaned up regardless of which party is doing it.

The Frog


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taburkett 4 years ago

the population in 2008 was 233,788k

the workforce in 2008 was 154,287k

the employed in 2008 was 145,362k

the not seeking employment in 2008 was 79,501k

the unemployed in 2008 was 8,924k (5.8%)

the population in Sep 2012 is 243,772k (4.3% increase over 2008)

the workforce in Sep 2012 is 155,063k (.5% increase over 2008)

the employed in Sep 2012 is 142,974k (1.6% decrease over 2008)

the unemployed in Sep 2012 is 12,088k (35.5% increase over 2008)

the not seeking employment in Sep 2012 is 88,710 (11.6% increase over 2008)

these numbers indicate a recession is still driving towards a depression.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

taburkett - Obama announcing that the recession ended in August of 2009 was a "lets make em feel warm and fuzzy" move, just like this latest false data.

TFP


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TexasLadyJuanita 4 years ago from Kemah, TX

Instead of looking at statistics and data fed to us, we only need to look around at our family, friends, and community. We like to take Sunday drives in different neighborhoods. We often have to drive through less well off neighborhoods to get to rich neighborhoods. I have never in my 60 years on earth seen so many homes for sale in every neighborhood representing everyone on the economic scale. Some neighborhoods have 2 and 3 homes for sale on each street. Historically, the Houston area is the last place in the U.S. to feel economic downturns. We are feeling it this time. I have never driven down streets before where I could see cars and boats with for sale signs on them. I went into Walmart yesterday to purchase a couple of household items. I could not find what I was looking for; nor could I find so much as a stock boy to ask for help. At the front of the store were only five check-out lanes open, with only one or two people in line for each. Shopping at Walmart on a Sunday mid-afternoon should have been packed with customers getting their shopping done before their work and school week starts.. All we have to do is look around our community to see how poorly the economy is doing. All we have to do is have a few conversations with family and friends to find out that they haven't had a raise in a few years, and the price of food and fuel has risen drastically.

I did not get a cost of living raise on my Social Security Disability check last year, but our Congress received a raise. The formula to determine if those on Social Security and SS Disability get a cost of living raise leaves the cost of fuel and food out of the formula. What justice minded person would devise a cost of living formula that does not have consideration for the rising cost of fuel and food? The crooks in Washington are apparently not justice minded people.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Wow Frog, you've certainly told it like it is. That Video says it all...It's Heart Breaking to Watch. Everyone is a tuned to what is going on with the Lies from Washington and our President. He needs to open his Eyes and look, really look at what he has done...and then GET OUT, and let a real Man run the Country...and Romney is that man. Amen!


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taburkett 4 years ago

I agree that the basic qualities of honesty and integrity have been thrown out with the wash water since January 2009.

The country is in a degrading recession that is on the brink of depression if the Administration is not changed in Nov 2012.

The current executives in the DOL and other government agencies are broadcasting deceit in an attempt to keep their jobs.

None of them are working for the good of the people.

This is the reulst of a failed leadership at the Presidential level.

replacements are needed if we are to restore the nation.

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