Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Iranian Thugs Searching for Twitterers | Main | Economist Who Predicted Global Financial Crisis Questions Bammy's "Green Roots," Warns of Double-Dip Recession
June 16, 2009 Cites Chart Made by Geoff of Innocent Bystanders in Knocking Down Lunatic "Saved or Created" "Staistics"

I'm desperately trying to figure out how to insert myself into this and claim some credit.

But as things have turned out, even with the big spending package in place, the jobless rate shot up to 9.4 percent in May, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here's how the real, monthly jobless figures look when plotted on the Obama team's own chart, with the red dots indicating the actual rates:

The second chart was created by "Geoff" at the Web site Innocent Bystanders. We've checked it and can vouch for its accuracy. The Obama team did not give the precise figures that lie behind their chart, and the chart is based on quarterly figures while the BLS figures are monthly. Nevertheless, this chart gives a reasonably good picture of how far off the Obama team's projections have turned out to be, at least so far.

Not surprisingly, Republicans are pouncing on this. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California and five other GOP members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform signed a Jan. 11 letter complaining that the administration had used murky methods to support its claims. They accused the Obama team of using "creative models to produce speculative macroeconomic forecasts" and asked for detailed explanations of the "factors and theories" behind the administration's projections.

Even better, the piece runs in Newsweek, prominently linking Innocent Bystanders, which means their traffic is about to skyrocket by 10, maybe 12 percent.

Thanks to Slublog.

digg this
posted by Ace at 08:05 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Miklos, offering a red Solo cup: "Hiya Zodster Posted by: JT at July 10, 2020 09:56 ..."

jakee308 : "Trump has commuted Roger Stones sentence. ..."

runner: "I saw Nested Valve Springs open for The Machine at ..."

Pug Mahon, what likes stuff: "sharon, The Tx MoMe has been blessed with Horde fr ..."

harley: "haha don't know about the anal otters i do know ..."

CN: "Here's a new designation "covid compliant facility ..."

AZ deplorably isolated: "You don't live in the desert, do you? Posted by: ..."

ALH: "That would be a weird kind of business and not pro ..."

Jordan61: "Turn off the news. That will do wonders for your p ..."

runner: "You only need one. Posted by: ALH at July 10, 202 ..."

Romeo13: "507 ZOD. Hiya Zodster Posted by: JT at July 10 ..."

Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "[i]Fauci has been known to recommend bare back but ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64