Solid Jobs Report Spawns Crackpot ‘Job Truthers’ Movement
2012.talkingpointsmemo.com — The economy added 114,000 jobs in September and unemployment declined to 7.8 percent. Not great numbers, but paired with major upward revisions to previous monthly reports and taken in the context of a slowly recovering economy, the report was viewed as good news for America. Unless, of course, you were hoping for bad news. And apparently quite a few of President Obama’s critics were — so much so that they suggested the Bureau of Labor Statistics was part of a vast conspiracy. The leader of the “job truther” movement: former GE CEO Jack Welch.