Lies, Part II: Gallup Head Says Unemployment Rate is “A Big Lie”

10 Mar

Lies2According to, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported the Unemployment rates for January A.D. 2015 as follows:


Adjusted U-3 unemployment rose “insignificantly” from 5.6% to 5.7%.

Unadjusted unemployment rose from 5.4% in December to 6.1% in January.

Unadjusted U-6 unemployment i.e. including discouraged workers who’ve given up looking plus those working part-time but seeking full-time employment jumped from 11.1% in December to 12.0% in January.


But Jim Clifton, the CEO of Gallup Polls, said that unemployment is really closer to 9%.


According to Clifton,


“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate . . . amounts to a Big Lie.

“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’ll also quit wondering what hollowed out the middle class. . . . I suggest the real unemployment rate after weeding out disability fraud, forced retirement, kids hiding out in school for lack of a job, and those who are not counted as unemployed simply because they gave up looking is more like 9% than 7%.”


Mr. Clifton implies that: 1) the real unemployment rate much higher than is currently reported by government;  2) government knows the unemployment situation is worse than the rosy BLS numbers suggest;  but, 3) government is intentionally lying about the unemployment numbers in order to deceive the American people into thinking that “happy days are here again,” and the Obama administration is competent to lead our economy

Let’s suppose that unemployment is a real problem that this nation should seek to solve.  How will we ever solve that problem so long as government lies about the magnitude of the problem?

Lies about unemployment rates are just like modern manipulated market indices which are supposed to “discover” true prices so we can properly allocate capital.  If government “discovers” that the unemployment rate is only 5%, we need not allocate much political “capital” to solving that problem.  That problem isn’t too severe.

But, if government “discovers” that the real unemployment rate is closer to 23% (as claimed by John Williams at, then Congress and the White House had better stop fooling around in Ukraine and Syria and devote maximum “political capital” to solving our domestic unemployment problem.

Without access to honest unemployment numbers, “political capital” is “misallocated” to serve the falsified needs of special interests rather than real needs of average Americans.

Somebody’s lying about US unemployment rates.  More, somebody’s not being held accountable for their lies.

In the short term, lies rob some and enrich other.  In the long term, lies ultimately kill—but, for now, in America, lies rule.

How long can any economy, government or nation built on lies survive?  How long before fundamental lies become unsustainable and are exposed?  How long before those lies waste so much financial and/or political “capital” that the entire system crashes into reality, on into poverty and then even into political chaos?


Posted by on March 10, 2015 in Lies, Manipulated Markets, Values


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8 responses to “Lies, Part II: Gallup Head Says Unemployment Rate is “A Big Lie”

  1. BMan

    March 10, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    I’ve addressed this with several people locally in my small town. Some of these people have connections all over America.

    They laugh because they know its all malarkey.

    When over 100M Americans are not in the work force, most eligible and wanting jobs, the real unemployment numbers are even much higher than what Mr Clifton is admitting to. I would guess (I am no expert) that the number is between 15-20%. Maybe higher, when considering how many are under-employed or working part time jobs less than 30 hours per week.

    I must ask, however, since these criminals lie with abandon about EVERYTHING else, why would anyone believe this lie when it is blatantly obvious to all the unemployed (and employed, as well)?

  2. dog-move

    March 10, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Give the people what they want, lies. I find most people love the lie and hate the truth, of course this blog not like that.
    People out in the “real” world will argue with you and try to prove the lie(S) they believe are true.

    There are many so-called millionaires with lot’s of debt instruments. Wealth? Maybe for now, as you have covered Al, someday maybe soon the lie will become known, maybe later. Time will tell.

    • Adask

      March 10, 2015 at 2:02 PM

      It’s true. Tell ’em lies, tell ’em lies, tell ’em sweet, sweet lies.

      • Pesky Nat

        March 11, 2015 at 2:50 AM

        If the Road of life gets rocky & rough, & your sugar level gets sandy, you can bet your boots she’ll strut her stuff if you’ll tell her lies and feed her candy, just tell her lies and feed her candy.

  3. donmako

    March 11, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Yaweh Yeshua. Al, you sir, are all over it. May the good Lord continue to bless you richly. We cannot change the world. We can change people. Little by little. Its happening right now. Keep up the fire. Truth is that ultimate weapon vs evil. Keep it sharp and ready…. Help the people you know and love learn to love the truth… Its powerful. And then pray all over and up on that. And believe, know that our father in heaven delights in giving to his children. Don’t give up hope. Pray harder and believe…

  4. dog-move

    March 12, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Yo donmako, good to hear from you, last time I saw you, it was uplifting. Reading your post and knowing you in actuality gives additional life to this blog and joy to my heart, small world, huh?
    The best part about my encounter with you last time was our connection as kindred brothers knowing Yahweh heard us and delited in our supplication and knew our names then, now and before our substance was formed from the earth.Thanks for making me happy today!

    • donmako

      March 12, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      What a terrible day I was having until until now. Praise the one true God and his son our comforter. Wow. He is so great… Great to hear from you brother. You sir, with the Good Lords guidance has added much sharper focus to my life…. Just a passing casual conversation, even just a few words… Make em count. You wouldn’t even believe all the extra good to come from something so seemingly insignificant…. Be that light everywhere. My biggest sin now is being a hermit… Who lights a candle to hid it under the rug? Man I am sooooo busted. I am a work in progress. Gotta work on that… The greatest joy possible is in fully LIVING OUT YHWH’s WILL. You can help soooo many ppl by just opening up your mouth and letting the GOODNESS come out.. I hope I made sense. I’m not the best communicator. My thought move faster than my typing. PS I would mention your God given name, but not sure if you’d object… And I have reservations about referring to a child of God as “dog” … Much love none the less. Keep up the good work brother. And may the good Lord bless you and keep you. And shine his face on you and yours.

  5. dog-move

    March 17, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Donmako i’ll lay it out, I aint a dog, it’s a password the theivery corporation system asigned to me in one of the commercial entanglements( stumblingblocks) for the ‘trust” that I act at arm”s length to. You may interpret it: by the power of the Good Lord I can “move” the dogs that wage war against my soul! My name is Peter Quinn a/k/a PETER QUINN. It does not really matter all of my contact here and there goes into the file that’s been getting compiled since possibly A.D. 1962, Heck, the fiery serpents probably have my telephone conversations with my my high school sweet heart from the A.D. 1970’s. It wouldn’t suprise me.The “fiery serpents” from Numbers 21:6 that bit the Children of Israel were the usury bankers. Looking up the word “bite” in my concordance= credit, usury, a serpent is a sly and cunning individual.A banker/ merchant? , Esau was a hunter in the field, brilliant in the “Art of War”. How are your warefare tactics. Can you sing the song of the 144000, the song the remnant of our day need sing to the Most High.I Would be willing to bet if you sing a song to the’Most High” today, you and I may be the only voices singing to Yahweh Elohiym from the soil of The County of Duval located within the soil boundaries of the The State of Florida a member State of the perpetual Union styled “The United States of America”. Give it a try Donmako, as Yahweh lives, I and you live.
    Donmako get out of the serpent paper and into the silver serpent, Moses created a bronze serpent for His people and saved them from death (fiction) silver will suffice today.


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