Explosive Report: Census Bureau faked jobs numbers ahead of 2012 election

You may remember the controversy in the lead up to the 2012 election surrounding the miraculous drop in the unemployment rate from 8.1% in August 2012 to 7.8% in September. The drop raised the eyebrows of many in the business community – chief among them, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, who found himself labeled an “unemployment-rate truther” and ridiculed for his skepticism.

Well, now it appears as though Welch will get the last laugh, for the New York Post is reporting the unemployment numbers were manipulated during that time period and the Census Bureau, which conducts the unemployment survey, was aware of the fraud.

“There's a new scandal out now. What a surprise. As the 2012 presidential election was going on, the jobs numbers were released and, if you remember right, they absolutely destroyed anyone who said that those numbers weren’t true,” Glen said on radio this morning. “And the number one guy who took the brunt of the hits is a guy named Jack Welch – a guy that we used to think was a hero, patriot, genius, a guy that everybody tried to be like… During the election, he… said, ‘Those numbers aren't real.’ And they tore him apart for days. They feasted on the bones of this senile old man, Jack Welch. As it turns out, Jack Welch knew exactly what he was talking about.”

In an article entitled, “Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report,” the New York Post, relying on a “reliable source,” reports:

Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.

And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

[…]

The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.

Welch made national headlines last fall, when he tweeted his concerns about the unemployment numbers and made several television appearances in which he held fast to his claims. It was this October 5, 2012 tweet that got the most attention:

“So Jack Welch was absolutely right. Absolutely right. Now, where does he go to get his reputation back,” Glenn asked. “And they smeared Jack Welch, and they did it, I believe, knowingly.”

There is no way to know whether or not this information would have had any impact on the 2012 election. It should be noted that no incumbent president has ever won an election with an unemployment rate over 8%, but, as Glenn argued, most people don’t really case.

“I don't think anybody cares,” Glenn said. “I think it would have hurt [President Obama] if the unemployment number had stayed there and he said, ‘It's getting better.’”

While it is certainly alarming to have proof the government is blatantly making up numbers as important as the unemployment figures, Glenn said the real story is what was done to Welch.

“What this story is really all about is Jack Welch, I think. If we cannot see the truth, then we cannot be set free. You have to see the truth first to be set free,” Glenn said. “What we have to do is right the wrongs and hold those people up that have been told they are powerless, believe they are powerless, and hold those people up who believe they have been wronged. Jack Welch has been wronged.”

“Somebody has to tell the story… We all owe it to Jack Welch, and to ourselves, and to our children to tell the history because the press won't,” Glenn concluded. “You tell history and do it without vitriol. Hold him up and show the world who, A, we are – that if we get a story wrong, or if we see an injustice, we correct it. Because I can guarantee you no one in the mainstream media will correct this story today.”

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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