Unemployment: Obama lies
Many of you believe that this Obama Administration is corrupt, manipulative and downright dishonest. You believe that because, well, that is precisely what it is. Not that most governments don’t do a little data juggling here and there for political positioning, but these leftist scalawags now occupying our government have brought this to a new and unprecedented level.
Their growing list of lies and misinformation is long and quite historical, from forged birth certificates, altered Selective Service documents, billions of dollars going into bundlers’ pockets in the form of green energy boondoggles, Benghazi, backing the Muslim Brotherhood, turning Iraq over to ISIS, releasing Israel’s nuclear secrets, releasing terrorists back into the world, handing automatic weapons over to drug lords, creating hate and distrust between blacks and whites and too many more to mention here. But you get the picture.
But this is about just one category of outrageous lies. The Unemployment Report. So huge is the space between truth and fabrication relating to not just the economy but the data they use to mislead the American people, even Stalin or Lennon would be too embarrassed to associate with it. But no sir, not this press protected administration.
Why are they producing false unemployment reports?
Quite simply to obscure the real situation until the entire system is so far gone, no future effort by anyone or any means will be able to save it. Can anyone doubt that destroying this country, its culture and its domination in economic and political arenas of the world is Obama’s purpose for living? What other possible motive could there be?
Okay, so let’s get to the latest unemployment numbers which Obama’s lapdog Director of the Bureau of Labor Statistics just released for June of 2015. Laughingly, he reported that unemployment has once again gone down to a wonderful point where the unemployed percentage is just 5.3%. God bless America and Obama. Just 5.3% are unemployed.
But hold on just a second.
How did they get to this utopian number? Do they actually gather statistics and then do a little math? Well no, no they don’t. Doing that would be, how do you say it, honest? How they get these results more closely resembles the methods used by the United States Census. The Bureau (BLS) conducts a monthly survey which involves 60,000 households. They are relying on people contacted to tell the truth and we all know people always do that when called at supper time.
So if you are wondering why they go through that huge expense, contacting 60,000 homes every month instead of let’s say breaking out a pocket calculator and doing a little math, you just might be tagged as a trouble maker. A clinger to God, guns and real math.
So we decided here at TPATH to do just that. Gather statistics, combine them and do a bit of simple arithmetic. It’s still simple for us because we were fortunate enough get educated by local school systems and not by the Federal Government’s Common Core.
Before we give you our calculations it is only fair to say that our resources are limited but we did our very best to get as accurate a count on all the data we used. Also we would like to say that the outcome percentage we came up with may be off a bit because some of the numbers we gathered may differ slightly from source to source. But what we will tell you is, the math is sound and the unemployment percentage we came up with is so distant from what Obama’s sycophants have issued, we are certain our reality confirms the government thinks their fairytale will be gobbled up like Goldilocks’ porridge. That could be the only thing they are correct about.
HERE ARE SOME GATHERED DATA
The current US population is 321,230,000
CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE NOT IN THE LABOR MARKET
62,318,620 are 14 years old and younger
22,040,343 are 15 to 18 years old
17,487,475 are full-time college students aged 19 and up
30,267,984 are 65 and over (retired)
132,114,422 Total number of American citizens who are not in the labor market
CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE LABOR MARKET
321,230,000 Total Number of American Citizens
(132,114,422) Deduct the Total Number of American Citizens not in the labor market
189,115,578 Total Number of American Citizens in the Labor Market
16,012,760 Total Number of American Citizens collecting unemployment (June/2015)
93,626,000 Total Number of Unemployed American Citizens not collecting unemployment
109,638,760 Total Number of all Unemployed American Citizens during June/2015
189,115,578 Total Number of American Citizens in the Labor Market during (June/2015)
109,638,760 Total Number of all Unemployed American Citizens during (June/2015)
Divide 109,638,760 by 189,115,578 = 0.5797447
To get a percentage number multiply 0.5797447 X 100 = 57.97%
Could the unemployment number actually be 58% ?
Probably not that high because we decided not to use several pieces of data which we found to be difficult to verify and to calculate. Here are a few items we did not calculate.
- There are about 1,650,000 people incarcerated in prisons and jails. Possibly 13% of them are not legal citizens but there is no way to find out. Also, about half of the citizens in prison most likely were not ever in the labor market nor ever would be. So their numbers most likely would be a wash.
- Also not calculated are senior citizens who are working, nor could we count those who want to work but can’t. Again, this data would be almost impossible to gather effectively. As with the prison population, this number could also be a wash.
- Not included in our calculations are those whom live in mental institutions and either don’t work or can’t.
- Also not included are married people where only one is working but where two would be if there were work to be had. No way to calculate how many or what percentage that would be.
- Not calculated are college students whom would work full-time if they could but can’t find anything and because of their full-time student status, can’t file for benefits or be counted.
- Another two groups not calculated are those working off the books or underemployed or working less than full-time. Impossible to accurately count and calculate that number.
- And finally many small business owners are not calculated as being employed even though they do pay into the system but can’t collect. This number which might include various family members is also hard to calculate with any certainty of accuracy.
So, if there were a way to gather up all that information and plug it into the unemployment calculation, that 58% number could drop by a few percentage points. Maybe even as much as 10%. If we then give the benefit of the doubt to our number, the unemployment rate in this country during the month of June, 2015 was very near 48%.
This number might possibly still be a bit on the high side but who among us thinks Obama’s unemployment percentage of 5.3 is more accurate than ours?
Research links for this article
Reprinted from TPATH