For the past several years I’ve been refuting Obama’s bogus unemployment figures. Time and again I’ve pointed out that the White House conveniently leaves out key figures like those whose unemployment benefits have run out or those who have just quit looking for a job because they’ve grown tired of the fruitless searching. After a record 40 plus months of having an unemployment rate of 8.0% or higher, Obama had to do something to codify the growing impatience of the American worker, so his administration manipulated the figures to make him look better than he really is.
Have I feared that something would happen to me for speaking out about the truth? To be honest I would have to say that I have been and still am somewhat concerned that I might get a midnight visit from black-suited men due to my many blasts and accusations against our Traitor-in Chief. Under the Patriot Act, Obama could legally have me arrested and indefinitely detained without due process because of my rants against him and we all know that he has far exceeded allowable legal practices.
Having said that, I can understand how Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, feels after he publicly told the truth about Obama’s bogus unemployment figures. In a recent interview, he told CNBC that he was worried about suddenly disappearing after he publicly disputed the accuracy of the latest White House unemployment figures, calling them a ‘big lie.’
So what did Clifton say that has caused him to be so concerned? On his blog, Clifton wrote:
“None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding a job — if you are so hopelessly out of work that you’ve stopped looking over the past four weeks — the Department of Labor doesn’t count you as unemployed.”
“Right now, as many as 30 million Americans are either out of work or severely underemployed. Trust me; the vast majority of them aren’t throwing parties to toast ‘falling’ unemployment.”
“There’s no other way to say this.”
“The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”
“[The United States] is delivering at a staggeringly low rate of 44 percent, which is the number of full-time jobs as a percent of the adult population, 18 years and older.”
“[That number needs to be] 50 percent and a bare minimum of 10 million new, good jobs to replenish America’s middle class.”
“When the media, talking heads, the White House and Wall Street start reporting the truth — the percent of Americans in good jobs, jobs that are full time and real — then we will quit wondering why Americans aren’t ‘feeling’ something that doesn’t remotely reflect the reality in their lives.”
“And we will also quit wondering what hollowed out the middle class.”
Clifton is basically reiterating what I and others have been saying for the past 6 years. I seriously doubt if a little fish like me truly disappears but with Obama’s history of lawlessness, a big fish like Clifton just may have reason to worry. The last public figure who said Obama and the White House was telling a big lie now has a $4 million price on his head.