Monday, December 19, 2011

I'm not as surprised about this as Michael Barone is

Because those DeeCee bureaucrats are mostly Democrat Liberals.

So why would anyone- in this day of hyper-partisan politics be surprised that Democrats would risk fines and imprisonment to help a fellow Democrat look good?

The Carolina Journal, published by the Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation (for which I’ve given paid speeches on occasion) reports that staffers in North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue’s office have been getting advance word on monthly unemployment statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is highly illegal under federal law and violates what I have understood to be a strong tradition in the BLS and other government statistics that no one—no one at all, not even in the White House—gets advanced word ahead of the public announcement of government statistics.

There’s obviously good reason for this: someone with advanced word could place bets in financial and community markets and make lots of money. That’s why Congress provided for penalties of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for early release of this data. And there’s another excellent reason: government statistical agencies should be free of political influence to insure the integrity of the numbers on which many people depend. My understanding is that an important part of the bureaucratic culture of federal statistical agencies is a pride in their independence and integrity; this is something not to be lightly squandered. Maintaining that culture is vital if the government wants to get highly competent people to dedicate their careers to this important work.

Except Michael, THIS white house and the creatures it encourages don't give a shit about anything but advancing their socialist agenda.

Just look at the people that the iWON has surrounded himself with it's affermative action on steroids, with marxist eco-tards as added sprinkles for more diversity.

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