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The Former General Electric CEO Has Accused the White House of Cooking Jobs Numbers

Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE, took to Twitter this morning to accuse the Obama administration of manipulating the jobs numbers to give the President a boost in the polls. This morning saw the jobless rate fall to the lowest percentage it has in Obama’s presidency, and Welch wasn’t buying it, saying that “these Chicago guys will do anything.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics has spent all morning dismissing the claims as “ludicrous.” Steve Haugen, a 30-year veteran of the BLS, said that “The data are not manipulated for political reasons. I’ve been involved in the process myself for almost three decades. There’s never been any political manipulation of the data, period” …

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