John Crudele at the New York Post reports an astounding accusation:
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…
It is, at the moment, an unsubstantiated allegation – but it is a credible allegation, as well. The next, logical step is to bring those named later in the report before Congress to testify – under oath – as to what happened. We can’t rely upon internal investigators, nor investigators of the Justice Department. The accusation here is that data was faked in the service of the Administration – specifically to help Obama get re-elected last year. Because of the nature of the accusation, absolutely no one in the Obama Administration can be trusted to investigate.
To make myself clear – I don’t know if this accusation is true. It needs to be completely investigated. Fearlessly investigated – and that is our problem: does the Congressional GOP have the sheer guts to look in to this? I don’t know. For the sake of peace, maybe they’ll let it slide, as they’ve let so much else slide. Hopefully there will be some courage.