The Obama administration has released an economic report that claims everything is coming up roses, and it is making the rounds of the MSM's news outlets. Truth is, when you look into the numbers, it's rather easy to come to the conclusion that the economic reports are as screwy as the administration's employment numbers. In order to convince Americans that his economic measures are working, Obama is claiming there has been an increase in retail sales from December to January by a seasonally adjusted .4%. The administration goes on to explain that while the economy is moving in a positive direction, it is still slow. They also point out that the recently reported gains reduced unemployment to 8.3%, proving that Socialist economic policies are working. However, Obama's unemployment numbers have since been proven to be lies. Have I stated that we are in an election year and that Obama needs to get re-elected in order to continue transforming the greatest country in the history of mankind into a Soviet style basket case? To assist in the destruction, the MSM has been knowingly repeating this administration's lies.
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Instead of reporting how America's real unemployment is actually up between 19 and 25%, they report that Obama has been able to get unemployment down to 8.3%. Instead of reporting that the government is spending more money than it is taking in, and that retail sales have dropped by almost $100 billion from December to January, we are told by the administration's propaganda machine that retail sales have increased by .4%. In an election year, the MSM will do everything in their power to convince Americans that Obama is even greater than Ronald Reagan. We will be fed report after report that proves Socialism is the way to go, and that we need to keep Obama in office so that we will never again return to the days of unchecked capitalism that only allowed the top 1% of society to benefit.
Just like the Soviet Union lies to their people by telling them everything is great, we now have an administration that operates the same way. This can only work with a willing and compliant media, such as the Soviet Union had in Pravda. Well thanks to the MSM, a vast portion of the public believe what they are told, and what they are told are pernicious lies. The end game for them is to get the same uneducated Americans who voted for Obama in 2008, to do so again. Below is an excerpt from AJC that is like every other report the MSM writes about the economic numbers released by Obama's administration. It makes me wonder how any reporter can write such drivel with a straight face when they have the same numbers available that I used to learn the truth about our economy losing a record $98.5 billion in retail sales from December to January.
Retail sales rebound as consumers step up spending
Americans rebounded from a weak holiday season and stepped up spending on retail goods in January. The latest government report on retail sales pointed to a slowly improving economy. Retail sales rose at a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Consumers spent more on electronics, home and garden supplies, sporting goods, at department and general merchandise stores and at restaurants and bars. They also paid higher prices for gas. Consumers spent less on cars in January, the report showed, even though automakers have previously reported higher sales in January. That may have been because dealers offered more discounts.
I have said it before, and I will continue to report it every time I write about the economy, "It's an election year," and the left needs Obama and his Chicago thugs to continue their assault upon reality by feeding the public cooked numbers. Obama is able to do so because the MSM has abandoned all pretext of being unbiased. Sadly, the MSM news outlets like AP, Newsweek, Time, New York Times, Sacramento Bee, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, ABC, NBC, CBC, PBS, and yes even FOX have all been reduced to nothing more than a huge propaganda machine for the Democrat party. There was a time when this administration would feed some numbers to the MSM, and a week later they would correct them when no one was paying attention, but those days are gone. Now the MSM will report anything that makes the administration look good without even questioning it.
These numbers are not that difficult to find, even if you need a community organizer to explain how $100 billion in lost sales is a good thing. The more I look at the numbers put out by these crooks, the more I want to know if they use the million man math to calculate things. Which is why Zero Hedge has this to say about the report. They are also offering $10,000 to anyone working for the administration that would be willing to share the spreadsheets used to get at the numbers they report to their propaganda ministers in the MSM.
Zero Hedge Offers $10,000 for inside info on BLS
....it would be far more useful if the BLS and Census Bureau's were to open up their models and explain in nuanced detail just what "old normal" adjustments they still incorporate into data sets. Because as many have already noted, seasonal adjustments used for data from 1980 to 2008 when "up" was the only allowed direction for everything, are completely irrelevant and misleading in the New Deleveraging Normal. Which reminds us: Zero Hedge will offer $10,000 to the first BLS employee to share with us the full and complete excel model set, including assumptions, data tables, and comprehensive output parameters that the agency uses to go from input A to output X. We hope that by spending that money we will finally do society a service and open up to everyone just how it is that the BLS adjusts its Non-Farm Payrolls data.
Another point of interest for those of you who think I'm just another right wing nut making a mountain out of a molehill, I offer the graph below that shows how much gasoline is delivered by the refineries. It seems like Americans are not buying gas. If Americans are not buying gas, that means they are not driving to stores to buy anything other than the necessities. Thus the refineries are not delivering as much gas to the local service station. Americans are staying home because of their stagnant income, which in turn does not require as many stops at the gas station. Please note that the last two data points on the right of the graph below indicate a historic low amount of gas being delivered to retail service stations. All you need to do is connect the dots, and you will understand how retail gasoline deliveries directly impact retail sales across the board. So get ready for an economically disastrous summer that we have already been told will come with higher gas pump prices. (Excerpt, continue reading at NewsBlaze.com)
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.
Persons not in the labor force, numbers from Bureau of Labor Statistics. Click image to see full size.
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.