"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

23% unemployment in the U.S. - The Government Lies (What else is new?)

Are you still drinking the government Kool-Aid?
Do you believe what the government tells you?  Or can you think for yourself?  For years both political parties have manipulated the inflation and unemployment numbers to make themselves look good.

Tell us lies, tell us sweet little lies

It is mostly a public relations illusion that the Democrats and Republicans disagree with each other.

Sure there are a few differences on selected social issues.  But when it comes to keeping the wool pulled over the eyes of the Sheeple both parties work together.

Perfect examples are the unemployment and inflation numbers given to the public.  The politicians want to keep their jobs so the numbers are manipulated to keep the Sheeple voters as happy as possible.

The blue line shows the REAL unemployment numbers in the U.S.  The red line is the phony report the politicians tell the voters to keep them from soiling their pants.

23% Real Unemployment

The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994. That estimate is added to the BLS estimate of U-6 unemployment, which includes short-term discouraged workers.

The U-3 unemployment rate is the monthly headline number. The U-6 unemployment rate is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) broadest unemployment measure, including short-term discouraged and other marginally-attached workers as well as those forced to work part-time because they cannot find full-time employment.    (Shadow Government Statistics)

The blue line is the real inflation rate they way the government used to do the numbers.  But that scared people.  So a "new" way to hide inflation was created that is shown with the red line.

11% Real Inflation

The CPI-U (consumer price index) is the broadest measure of consumer price inflation for goods and services published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

While the headline number usually is the seasonally-adjusted month-to-month change, the formal CPI is reported on a not-seasonally-adjusted basis, with annual inflation measured in terms of year-to-year percent change in the price index.

In the charts to the right we show two SGS-Alternate CPI estimates: One based on the pre-1990 official methodology for computing the CPI-U, and the other based on the methodology which was employed prior to 1980.    (Shadow Government Statistics)

Pay no attention to that print press.  Believe us when we tell you inflation is low.
We are the government.  We are here to help you.

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