Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

11/19/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

As such, Census 'faked' 2012 election jobs report while Obama was in office

Census employee Julius Buckmon has come forward to say that he was ordered to fake employment reports while President Obama was in office. According to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post, Buckmon says he was ordered to manipulate information by higher-ups at Census.

Under contract from the Labor Department, the Census Bureau conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.

Under contract from the Labor Department, the Census Bureau conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

11/19/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Census, Julius Buckmon, inflating figures, job rates


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Unemployment "officially" rates fell sharply in the concluding months of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September. A decline from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent were reported in September/ Buckmon now disputes this.

Two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, one of the most closely watched measures of the economy. The deception went beyond a single employee. The figures were escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

AFTER THE UNSPEAKABLE, WE SPEAK HOPE. Support Catholic Online's response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. DONATE NOW ...


"He's not the only one," one source speaking on the condition of anonymity says. The source is now saying that they will be willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.

Labor requires Census to achieve a 90 percent success rate on its interviews. The Census needed to reach 9 out of 10 households targeted and to report back on their jobs status.

Of the six regions from which Census surveys are conducted, the New York and Philadelphia regions have reportedly come up short of the 90 percent. Philadelphia allegedly filled the gap with fake interviews.

"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 says.

Under contract from the Labor Department, the Census Bureau conducts the household survey used to tabulate the unemployment rate.

Interviews with some 60,000 household go into each month's jobless number, which currently stands at 7.3 percent. Considered a scientific poll, each one of the households interviewed represents 5,000 homes in the U.S.

A "can-do" kind of employee, Buckmon says he conducted three times as many household interviews as his peers, according to one source.

Creating people out of thin air and giving them jobs may have very well could have lowered the jobless rate. He also says he filled out surveys for people he couldn't reach by phone or who didn't answer their doors.

He was never told how to answer the questions about whether these nonexistent people were employed or not, looking for work, or have given up, Buckmon says.

Census never publicly disclosed the falsification. Nor did it inform Labor that its data was tainted. "Yes, absolutely they should have told us," a Labor spokesman says. "It would be normal procedure to notify us if there is a problem with data collection."

Census appears to have looked into only a handful of instances of falsification by Buckmon, although more than a dozen instances were reported.

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Universal:
Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Politics & Policy

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security exposed as favoring wealthy 'White House allies,' including Hillary Clinton's brother Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Department of Homeland Security's latest watchdog report reveals the agency's second man in charge, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, repeatedly "played favorites" when it came to well-connected participants in an investor-visa program. LOS ... continue reading


IT BEGINS NOW: Conservative rebel, Sen. Ted Cruz becomes first Republican to announce presidential bid Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Senator Ted Cruz, from Texas, has become the first Republican to announce a campaign for presidency in the 2016 election. Taking to Twitter, Cruz announced his candidacy with a 30-second video message posted shortly after midnight on March 23. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


What is going on here? U.S. threatens sanctions against Israel while making excuses for Iran Watch

Image of Even more trying to Israel would be any lessening of Obama's opposition to Palestinian efforts to join the International Criminal Court. The Palestinian Authority will formally join the court this coming April 1.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

What is going on here? Israel, the United States' only clear ally in the Middle East is now facing tough new sanctions from the Obama White House. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Politico's Michael Crowley, "Obama officials must now decide ... continue reading


Large study reveals startling media bias toward Democrats and Obama during presidential elections Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The United States and international press show signs of strictly favoring the Democratic party. According to the Washington Examiner, a study of 130,213 news articles during the 2012 presidential election shows just how pro-Democratic the news sources were. LOS ... continue reading


Did the Obama administration give a massive amount of money to an anti-Israeli group to keep Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu out? Watch

Image of Is President Obama attempting to overthrow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Declining to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he was in the United States earlier this month is one thing, but President Obama may have crossed a line by illegally financing an American nonprofit group that was attempting to keep ... continue reading


Iranian president finds diplomacy with U.S. to be active 'jihad' Watch

Image of Describing his country's diplomacy with the United States as an active

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Describing his country's diplomacy with the United States as an active "jihad," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the diplomatic front is just as significant in advancing Tehran's nuclear ambitions. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Rouhani praised the ... continue reading


Match made in Heaven: Hillary Clinton as secretive as Bill Clinton; deletes over 30,000 emails Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As the upcoming Presidential election approaches, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton continues to be pressed on the issue of her private email account and private servers. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Finally breaking her silence, Clinton has admitted ... continue reading


Playing hardball: Senate Republicans warn Iran that nuclear weapons are off the table Watch

Image of President Obama is not happy with Senate Republicans, after they wrote a letter to Iran, warning the nation that they will not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Senate Republicans are wholly committed to preventing Iran from gaining the ability to produce nuclear weapons, weapons with which the Islamic Republic has routinely said that it will use to destroy long-time U.S. ally Israel. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


TERRORISTS BACK IN ACTION: More than 100 Guantanamo Bay detainees released back into terrorist activities Watch

Image of The United States has confirmed that 116 detainees have been

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It appears that for dozens of suspects, Guantanamo Bay proved to be a failure in terms of national security. The United States has confirmed that 116 detainees have been "transferred" out of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. These terrorist suspects are now ... continue reading


Crucial decision on 'Obamacare' goes before Supreme Court Watch

Image of Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many in 2012 when he voted to uphold the law. He said very little, in a clear strategy not to tip his hand either way.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The future of health care in America is on the table as defined by President Barack Obama and his purported health care reform - known as "Obamacare," is both in serious jeopardy and before the Supreme Court. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Supreme Court ... continue reading


All Politics & Policy News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 50:4-7
4 Lord Yahweh has given me a disciple's tongue, for ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
8 'He trusted himself to Yahweh, let Yahweh set him ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 15:1-39
1 First thing in the morning, the chief priests, ... Read More

Reading 2, Philippians 2:6-11
6 Who, being in the form of God, did not count ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for March 29th, 2015 Image

St. Berthold
March 29: Considered by some historians to be the founder of the Carmelite ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter