Census bureau has created millions of jobs. And then recreated them.

by editor on May 28, 2010

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"You're hired. You're fired. You're rehired." Repeat 20,000,000 times and the unemployment rate goes to zero.

At the rate the Census Bureau is creating jobs, it may singlehandedly wipe out unemployment. Of course, the whole damn thing is as phony as Obama’s birth certificate, but phony seems to trump reality in Washington, DC these days.

The New York Post recounts the phony job count:

Last week, one of the millions of workers hired by Census 2010 to parade around the country counting Americans blew the whistle on some statistical tricks.

The worker, Naomi Cohn, told The Post that she was hired and fired a number of times by Census. Each time she was hired back, it seems, Census was able to report the creation of a new job to the Labor Department. . . .

Each month Census gives Labor a figure on the number of workers it has hired. That figure goes into the closely followed monthly employment report Labor provides. For the past two months the hiring by Census has made up a good portion of the new jobs.

Labor doesn’t check the Census hiring figure or whether the jobs are actually new or recycled. It considers a new job to have been created if someone is hired to work at least one hour a month.

One hour! A month! So, if a worker is terminated after only one hour and another is hired in her place, then a second new job can apparently be reported to Labor.

Do you ever feeling that we’re living in some sort of strange, alternate universe?

Update: James O’Keefe discovers more census fraud

Source: New York Post

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jim9101 May 28, 2010 at 2:27 am

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Government workers get Memorial Day off to do nothing. Signs will be posted so you can tell the difference.

moudoka May 28, 2010 at 6:59 am

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Remember, Obama was going to have the most transparent government in history.

oh, oops.

dan? May 28, 2010 at 8:23 am

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also they will hire about 1400 people to go door to door. when it’s explained to the new hires that they will be going door to door to collect the info, the new hires agree to the position and the duties that are explained to them. when the time actually comes for them to go out and hit the streets they tell their new employers that they didn’t realize that they were going door to door and thus never start or give it a shot for one day and pack it in. so the census will attempt to fill the position again and the circle starts all over again.

MV May 29, 2010 at 10:06 am

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Are these jobs the ones that Americans wont do? Maybe it’s time to hire illegals to do the Census – no skin in the game, you know! /sarc off

KimmyQueen May 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

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I applaud that she came forward but I think it unwise that she was outed like that, she could be in big trouble for blowing the whistle, but she did the right thing. This is the reason why the press is failing, the press should have figured out and display this scam months ago. Now that the census is over all those people if not the majority will be out of work and what will they come up next to fudge the numbers?