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Monday, October 29, 2012

Outrageous: Labor Department May Delay Jobs Report

I voted today. I have been taking advantage of early voting for two or three election cycles because my work week is Tuesday - Saturday and since Tuesday is Monday to me, it is by longest and busiest day so I vote on my day off. I have always been able to walk straight into the voting place, vote and be on my way within five minutes. Until today. When I got to the voting site, there was a line out the door and I was on my way back out the door, after having voted, thirty minutes later.

The reason I'm telling you this is to say that Obama may withhold the jobs report on Friday but there is a movement in this country to fire Obama and it is starting to boil. I didn't realize the extent of this movement until earlier today. I have heard Rush Limbaugh and Dick Morris say this election will be a landslide for Romney and they may be right. - Reggie

This morning on a campaign conference call, Obama chief strategist David Axelrod pre-spun the release of the upcoming Friday jobs report. According to some reports, Axelrod predicted the numbers would not give Romney a boost. There was also a prediction released by a major pollster today that predicted a bad jobs report could be a game-changer and tip the race to Romney decisively. And then what happened…? Well, lo and behold, the U.S. Labor Department releases a statement stating the hurricane might delay the release of the jobs report:

The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it hasn’t made a decision yet on whether to delay Friday’s October jobs report, the final reading on the labor market before next week’s federal elections.

A Labor official said the agency will assess the schedule for all its data releases this week when the “weather emergency” is over.

This would likely be an unprecedented move on the Bureau of Labor Statistic's part and is only more outrageous in the wake of an artificially low jobless claims report released earlier this month that was missing tens of thousands of jobless claims from California, one of the most populous states in the country.

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