Saturday, March 13, 2010

Census hiring blitz of 750,000 to cut jobless rate

This is just one of the myriad ways government cooks the books (lies) to make the situation look better than it really is. If government jobs were a viable path to full employment, why not just have everyone work for the government? Perhaps it's because the government cannot produce real wealth - it can only take from some and give to others. If everyone worked for the government, where would government get its revenue from? This, it seems to me, is common sense, and yet there are people who believe socialism is a sensible path to economic freedom and equality.

Meanwhile, the census is held every ten years. Not mentioned by the administration is what will happen to these 750,000 people after the census is conducted.

    The Hill -

    The U.S. Census Bureau expects to add up to 750,000 workers to its payroll by May, a hiring binge that could knock the unemployment rate down by as much as a half-point.

    The once-a-decade census is coming at the best possible time for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, who have taken political lumps for more than a year over a jobless rate that stands at 9.7 percent.

    Some think the administration will get good news as soon as the next monthly labor report, which will be released the first Friday in April.

    “This is the best-timed census you could ever dream of,” said Heidi Shierholz, who tracks the labor market at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. She believes the March unemployment report will show the economy added jobs instead of subtracting them.

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