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Day By Day October 10, 2012 – Close Enough for Government

Day By Day cartoon for October 10, 2012

Day By Day by Chris Muir

Chris, just like federal government definitions, no?

Just look at the latest job’s numbers and the kerfuffle “cooking the books” has caused?

Imagine a country where challenging the ruling authorities—questioning, say, a piece of data released by central headquarters—would result in mobs of administration sympathizers claiming you should feel “embarrassed” and labeling you a fool, or worse.

Soviet Russia perhaps? Communist China? Nope, that would be the United States right now, when a person (like me, for instance) suggests that a certain government datum (like the September unemployment rate of 7.8%) doesn’t make sense.

Unfortunately for those who would like me to pipe down, the 7.8% unemployment figure released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) last week is downright implausible. And that’s why I made a stink about it.

And, then there is the Supreme Court and their definitions of the world….