Thursday, February 9, 2012


I often wonder how many Americans truly understand the honest truth behind the ways that our Government has lied to us for decades. There are so many events, statistics, explanations, phony self congratulatory pat on the backs by corrupt politicians and others who take credit, place blame on others, or simply withhold the truth from the public when it comes time to explain what really goes on that impacts on all of our lives.

No wonder the hot topic of the day is about  the Governments regulations concerning the use of condoms. 

As usual the critical issues facing the survival of America are not seriously discussed, instead every opportunity for politicians to divert attention to "circus' holier than thou, flag waving, god endorsements by these hypocrites, from what must  be discussed, is rarely, if ever spoken about by them. 

A decision in including a mandate for contraception coverage in the Affordable Care Act insurance policy can suddenly become the bull shit issue of the week, instead of something more relevant such as the amount of people out of work in America. What we get is to hear the pompous,Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner (AKA  "BONER") calling the regulation unconstitutional. 

Then there is the marketing genius of Jose Andujar, the guy who got in some trouble last year for selling “Obama condoms” is at it again. 

This time, he’s marketing condoms using Mitt Romney‘s name. ROMNEY CONDOM.COM DESCRIBES THE PRODUCT AS:  "Who's the Romney Condom for? The condoms are intended for "anyone with an elitist penis, tax free so even the poor can afford them" and states that they help keep unemployment numbers down "by preventing additions to the work force.This is one "safety net" that doesn't have any holes, and despite Mitt's Inability To Stick To A Position, Romney Condoms Are Great For ANY Position."

But I digress and want to focus on the big lie. The Government, Economists, Wall Street, financial talking "heads", the usual suspects, are all glowing brightly about how the U.S. economy is finally out of the recession and things are becoming great in America,  particularly they point out how the unemployment rate has fallen in several consecutive months as a way to prove their beautiful phony scenario of America on it's way back to prosperity.

Further they explain, the number of Americans filing first time claims for unemployment insurance payments unexpectedly declined last week, indicating the labor market recovery is gaining traction.

Applications for jobless benefits decreased 15,000 in the week ended Feb. 4 to 358,000, Labor Department figures showed today. Economists forecast 370,000 claims, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey. The easing of dismissals is moving in tandem with a drop in the unemployment rate, which fell in January to a three-year low of 8.3 percent.

“The recent positive momentum over the past two months is being sustained,” said Millan Mulraine, a senior U.S. strategist at TD Securities in New York, who projected 360,000 claims. “If we stay within this range, then we should see employment growth pick up.”

Truthfully, NOT EXACTLY! Actually this is a perfect example of how we are lied to in such magical language, what in fact is full of shit conclusions being used to fool the American public once again about what is really going on in our Country. 

According to comprehensive statistics from the U.S. Labor Department as of June 2011, we have a  huge unemployment problem, with a reported 14.1 million people out of work which at that time was 9.2 % of our work force. 
This Month as has been said their report and the political hype indicates the unemployment rate is now 8.3%.Unfortunately, the headlines and what actually is happening are often not the same.
I will use the above June 2011 U.S. Labor Department statistics as reported numbers since I have previously analyzed them  in detail and  they are not significantly different than the current numbers. 

To comprehend what’s going on you have to know that the Labor Department refers above to this 9.2 per cent unemployed as “non farm" payroll employment. Notice that the news talks about non farm payroll employment. In other words, it does not include the self-employed or farmers. How big a deal is this?
  • The government says that 10.4 million people are self-employed. This is equal to 6.9 percent of the 154 million people in the civilian labor force.
  • Farmers about 2 percent of the population, according to the Agriculture Department. That’s equal to roughly 3.8 million workers.
In total we have 14.2 million people (10.4 million plus 3.8 million) who are not considered when unemployment numbers are tallied.

People Not In The Labor Force are another excluded category. In June, 2011, "2.7 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force" according to the government. These individuals who were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey. In other words, you have to be actively looking for a job to be counted as unemployed.

Lastly, we come to those who are not counted because they are discouraged workers. The government says that “among the marginally attached, there were 982,000 discouraged workers in June". Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.7 million persons marginally attached to the labor force in June had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey for reasons such as school attendance or family responsibilities

Under-employed. Who are these folks? In general terms the underemployed are people with jobs, but not the jobs they want and not the jobs which fully reflect their skills, experience and training.

People are often under-employed, especially when the unemployment rate rises because workers are logically concerned that if they leave their present employer they will be unable to get a replacement job with equal or better pay and benefits. The result is that they stick where they now work rather than look for a better situation.

The bottom line:The actual number of unemployed folks in America using all the above official numbers supplied by the U.S Labor department is 28.3 million people (14.1 million reported officially as unemployed plus an additional 14.2 million people who are  conveniently never considered unemployed by the U.S Labor Department Statistic), even though these people are out of work and have no jobs.

THE REAL NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE AS OF JUNE 201 is 28.3 million people which translates into a 20 percent unemployment rate, NOT the reported 9.2 % or 8.3% reported rates of 14.2 million people!

Official unemployment figures of 8.3% or 9.2% are huge, enormous deliberate distortions, lies, manipulation of statistics by the Government to make you feel better.

These numbers are used as propaganda, a slick denial mechanism in trying to stabilize the U.S. financial markets, perpetuate political agendas, and to simply lull you as a citizen into feeling better so that you don't ever understand the ugly reality that our Country is deeply in trouble, potentially beyond the point of being fixable.

This is significantly (an understatement but I am trying to be optimistic) a much larger critical problem then the American people are being told, and it is reported in this distorted manner every single month by the U.S. labor department.

It has always been statistically done this way and is not a function of the current administration doing anything different than past administrations, all were hiding the truth.

When we look around and are told that the economy is getting better, yet we see so many of the people we know with no jobs, families losing their homes to foreclosures, credit card consumer debt at it's highest ever, retirement, regular savings at its lowest ever, it makes sense to believe in the accuracy off these government supplied statistics that I have shown above, and not the "official" ones, released by them as the "unemployment figures" . 

This is a semantic, cruel game of fake three-card monte shuffle, smoke, mirrors, disrespect, to fool the public.

The thing that bothers me the most about all of this is how human beings who are unemployed are treated as if they are simple numbers in a great math fraud formula. 

It is so sad, the number of people out of work, and the way their lives are negatively impacted, especially those who have given up looking for a job. 

It is the indifference to the young, middle aged, and older Americans who are suffering emotionally, physically, as their lives are falling apart in many cases, spreading to an epidemic of families, individuals struggling to financially survive on a daily basis. These are our friends, children, neighbors, and perhaps you will be the next one to join their ranks as Corporate America greedily piles up their profits while reducing their investment in American jobs. 
70% of the U.S. GDP  (Gross Domestic Product) comes from consumer spending NOT Corporations,not the private sector.

This human misery and pain felt by the unemployed is always ignored and they are mostly good people who are suffering, deserving of each of our compassion, and a Government that helps them as human beings. Instead they are ignored, many not even considered worthy by their own Government to be counted as a number in a crooked, fraudulent math formula.


There is no better way to explain this than using the classic comedy of Abbot and Costello's famous "Whose On First" comedic routine above about Baseball, AND EDITING IT BELOW TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT "GAME" FRAUD OF NUMBERS.

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 8.3%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that's 14.2%. COSTELLO: You just said 8.3%. ABBOTT: 8.3% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 8.3% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that's 14.2%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 14.2% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that's 9%... COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 14.2%? ABBOTT: 8.3% are unemployed. 14.2% are out of work. 

COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed. ABBOTT: No, you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed. COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!! ABBOTT: No, you miss my point. COSTELLO: What point? ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair. COSTELLO: To who? ABBOTT: The unemployed. 

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work. ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work.Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed. COSTELLO: 

So if you're off the unemployment rolls that would count as less unemployment? ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely! COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work? ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how you get to 8.3%. Otherwise it would be 20%. You don't want to read about 20% unemployment do ya? COSTELLO: That would be frightening. ABBOTT: Absolutely. 

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means they're two ways to bring down the unemployment number? ABBOTT: Two ways is correct. COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job? ABBOTT: Correct. COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job? ABBOTT: Bingo. COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work. 

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said! ABBOTT: That's the whole beauty of it. And now you know why the unemployment figures are NOT improving!

By now, hopefully you understand the fraud of the monthly unemployment figures and more importantly the suffering of human beings that are being deliberately ignored so that those in power can continue to avoid doing anything meaningful to help our Country. 

That is why Condoms is "their" perfect topic of this week to use in deflecting from the truth. The week before it was who believed the most in god among the Presidential candidates, and next week it will be something else. If it's a slow week, they will focus on Brittany Spears latest escapade.

Just asking, can the American people who eat up these lies being fed to them as if they are brain dead morons, really be that stupid? (HINT- FOX TV NEWS HAS BEEN THE MOST WATCHED CABLE NEWS CHANNEL FOR THE LAST 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS).

Because at the end of the day, regardless of what happens to them, the American people, their children, grand children, and future generations will always be the ones who lose.