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.

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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.”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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