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Number Monkeys

(Does ANYONE believe that the Administration Magically produced 7 million enrollees in Obama Care in just two weeks?  Bueller…. Bueller… Anyone?  Really?  We have Seen This Before.  In fact, we’re still seeing it with the Unemployment numbers.  Please re-read the below post, then ask yourself is Anything this Administration says believable?  Anything?  Then ask yourself, Is the Press now totally co-opted by the ruling party?  Are our Media simply Propaganda Arms of the Government?  It’s all so Incredible to be Unbelievable if it wasn’t happening right before our eyes.)

(And yesterday, Sibelius actually said that 5.3-5.4% Unemployment should represent “Full Employment”.  Not long ago a President was Condemned Roundly by the Left when Unemployment went over 5%.  5%.  Again… 5%.  These people know no bounds when it comes to blatantly insulting our intelligence.)

Why isn’t anyone asking for the exact formula used to calculate unemployment and then posting it on the screen every time the numbers are presented?  How hard can this be?

I contend that just like the rhetoric employed by politicians such as “Forward”, “Hope and Change” and “Country First” the formulas we use to get our numbers are always left intentionally vague.  Think about it for a moment… If you know exactly how the data is arrived at, you might be able to do it yourself.  And… if you could do it yourself then there is no way for any Administration to monkey with the results.

In other words, if you define anything, it will be used to measure your performance.  We certainly cannot have any of that in government.  And clearly we are willing to accept, allow, endorse this behavior from our political leaders.  Why on earth would you be specific when you can leave it all up to the listeners imagination?  If they like you, they’ll make it mean whatever they think is favorable, if they don’t like you… well, who cares?

So once again we have an unemployment number that is meaningless except that it’s bad, or good, depending on who you like.  Keep in mind, it’s the best one the Monkey’s could produce… and sometimes it’s better than the last one, until the Monkey’s revise it when no one is looking, and then it’s not… or it is.

My latest favorite bit of Monkey business has applied a number to those “dropping out fo the work force” and “those who have stopped looking for work”.

I’m not the sharpest bowling ball in the deck, so it’s probably no surprise that I don’t understand what that means.  Help me here.  Does that mean that these people have disappeared from the face of the earth?  Does it mean they have illegally crossed the border into Canada to find work?  Does it mean that they are no longer a burden on our already overwhelmed social safety net because they stopped taking welfare? (This one I would be happy with.) Apparently none of the above.  It simply means they are not considered “unemployed”.

Well okay!…  Let’s all drop out of the workforce thus solving our problem.

Frankly, I’m not sure why our government goes through all the posturing to create an idea that any of this is based in reason.  I would have more respect if they just came out and said “We made up this months unemployment number, at it’s X.”  (It’s been done before… FDR did it with gold.)  Then at least there would be some honesty, even if inaccuracy remains, in the system.

I can hear it now… “Mike, you’re just not educated enough to understand the complexities involved when trying to get an accurate number for something like unemployment. It’s just not that simple.”  Yes… Yes… it’s FAR TOO COMPLEX for small minds like mine.  I seem to hear this anytime the Number Monkey’s get challenged.  Well, yes, it is that simple which is why I’m educated enough to understand it.

Floating metrics are loved by anyone not wishing to be held accountable to the results of their prognostications.  “We created 4 million new jobs!”  Just don’t bother me with the fact that unemployment is going up, not down.  And don’t bother me with the fact that many of these jobs already existed but we decided to call them something else in order to count them.  I get to decide what job is and I get to decide how I calculate it… so SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP and stop bothering me…  As long as we let them get away with it then they will keep behaving like your little sister.  This truly is supposed to be the function of our news media as our watchdogs over government.  Where are these bastions of objectivity when you need them?

I guess it’s up to us.

So, let’s all agree on a single, unalterable, formula and stick to it.  We should also agree that people don’t simply disappear.  I’m sure all the media will jump on this idea after they read this post.

If nothing else it would be fun to watch the politicians screams out in pain after being shown the cross of accountability.  Remember, the formulas should not change from Administration to Administration.

And, let’s start making a public list of those “surprised” economists every time the economic numbers come out.  I think it would be useful for the news agencies (since they are incapable of doing this themselves) to finally figure out who not to listen to.  (For all you news nets out there, you can just send me a check for that one.  I also accept scotch.)

(Originally posted 091912… yet here we are again.)

(And Again… and again…)


Plouffing Obama Care

“The Law’s Working.  And this was a Seminal Achievement.”  – David Plouffe Former Obama Administrative Advisor

Well… if there was anything that needed some Plouffing to keep it up it’s Obama Care.

But that’s just part of the Grand Campaign that was supposed to start last July.

The cries have gone out from CNN to USA Today to say “It’s Totally Working!  Like Totally!  So You Can’t Repeal it Now!  It’s Un-Repealable because it Works So Good and stuff…  It’s Totally Awesome!”

Why are They doing this in the Face of Profound Mass Discontent?

Because the Repeal It crowd, of which I am a member, is Gaining Support…  not edging a majority mind you, because Hatred of this Socialist Scheme has had a Majority from the beginning… but edging to a Super Majority of Public Opinion and the outlook for those whose office is up for consideration this election cycle is Grim, at best.

The Democrats are afraid we might just be able to do it.  We might just be able to return our system of Health Care to the Worlds Finest as it used to be just months ago.

David Plouffe let it slip with a single word.  Seminal.

Definition of seminal (adj)

Bing Dictionary
  • sem·i·nal
  • [ sémmin’l ]
  1. influential: highly original and influential
  2. capable of development: containing an idea or set of ideas that forms a basis for later developments
  3. of semen or seeds: relating to, containing, or carrying semen or seeds

The Socialization of Medicine is certainly not Original but I’ll give it Influential.  But it’s the last two definitions that are most applicable here.  Obama Care was Never intended to work.  It was Never intended to function even remotely as promised.  Rather, The Oxymoron called The Affordable Care Act was designed as a seed, a starting point to get you to do what the Leftists have longed to do to America for decades.  It has Always been intended to set up the Insurance Companies for the Blame and create an outcry for Single Payer Government Run Health Care.  In real words… The Progressives wanted you to Scream for Socialized Medicine.

But it’s never the Ideas of Progressives…

The fact that Obama Care is such a profound Failure is being attributed to a failure in messaging… not the always present and predictable failure of Socialist Schemes which it is.

So… a New Campaign is afoot to convince you that your damned lying eyes are in fact lying.

Good is Bad, Bad is Good… The World is Upside Down.

The question you should be asking yourself over and over is; Why do Liberals have to Lie to us about what they want all the time?  Why?

I’ll tell you it’s because their ideas are terrible in every way and everywhere they have been tried including here in the United States.

They will tell you it’s because you’re too stupid to know what’s best for you.

Either way, do you want these people making your decisions for you?

I don’t.

I’ll leave you with a little article in USA Today that was seemingly unrelated to Obama Care… which I think is the only reason it made it into today’s edition.

 The Inflated World of Internet Traffic – Michael Wolff, USA Today

Mr. Wolff makes the case that internet numbers are typically inflated and they may reflect roughly 10% of what they appear to reflect.  Uh-oh.

While many of us in the Media have known this for years… literally 15+ years… it cannot spell good news for the information we are about to find out about Obama Care interest and most importantly PAID ENROLLMENT.

So it has become imperative to convince you that the program is profoundly popular and all the numbers you’re about to see mean Nothing.

Your Damned Lying Eyes are Lying.

The Socialist will Never Stop.

It’s time to elect Individuals that are not just willing to stop the destruction of  what was once the Freest Country on the Face of the Earth, but ROLL BACK the Progressive Liberal Policies that have been implemented and have led us to this unfortunate point in the History of Man.

You Can’t Fix Stupid

Repeal it, Repeal it, Repeal it!